ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
'l'llli SCOTTISH GALLERY
94 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 3DF, Tel 03] 225 S955
IAN COOK, RI, RSW AFRICAN IMAGES
ADRIAN HOPE NEW METALWORK
MARJORIE LUCAS SILK DRAWINGS
2 - 27 March Mon—Fri lOam—6pm; Sat lOam—lpm
THE FINE ART SOCIETY
SIRJAMES LAWTON WINGATE 1846—1924 Until 27th March
137 George Street, Edinburgh EH2 4JY Telephone 031 556 0305
SIR ROBIN PHILIPSON Until 27th March
134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow CZ 4E1. Telephone 041 332 4027
Mon-Fri 9.30am-5.30pm; Sat 10am-1pm
next to Maryhill Burgh Hall 24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow 041 946 5912/5032
PAINTINGS AND BATIK by Doris B. McIntyre and Dot Moir 10th March -5th April
2 MARCH f0 1 APRIL I990
The Parnassus ot the Arts Rudolf “'5 Prague Court in the Elizabethan Era
In Cahoots Six Artists from Meadawmili Studios. Dundee C R AW F O R D Woodtired Pottery A R T 5 Call Minogue and Robert Sanderson C E N T R E
Monday to Saturday iOam - 5pm Sunday 2pm - 5pm
93 North Street Admission Free St. Andrews Fife KY16 C)AL
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I Art is listed lirst by city then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to Art Listings not laterthan 10 days betore publication date.
NB Museums are listed separately in a selective guide at the end at the section.
I ANNAN GALLERY Unit 208 Skillion Business Centre, Washington Street. 22] 5087/8. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat
10am— 1 2.30pm.
General exhibition of regular artists and photographs dating back to 1864. until the gallery is located in a permanent home.
I ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
The Year at the Horse Until 1 Apr. The gallery have put the whip out on thisone and drawn in everything in stock that can be harnessed to the equine theme. Sculptor Marcel Baetting will create a large-scale installation of two horses rearing up 20 feet into the air. which will be on show until 30 Mar.
I Kate Whitetord Until 25 Mar. Renowned for her symbolic turf-cuts on Calton Hill in Edinburgh a few years back. Kate will be the first featured artist in the gallery‘s Contemporary Art Season which will have work by nine artists who have been closely associated with Glasgow.
Keeping Glasgow in Stitches Throughout the year. Mon. Thurs. Fri and the last Sat every month. Stitchers and spectators are welcome to peruse or join in the making of the series of a dozen large fabric wall-hangings.
I ART EXPOSURE Unit 2. Victorian Village. 51—53 West Regent Street. 332 0808. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm.
Original paintings. ceramics. sculpture
and jewellery by young Scottish artists some of whom are exhibiting for the first time.
I BAROIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat 0.30am—530pm; Sun 1 lam—5.30pm. Sophie Tute. Arthur Neal and Lynn Bates Until 31 Mar. A mixed selection ofwork by a trio of London-based artists.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—lpm.
Edith Simon: People in Papercutand Sculpture Until 24 Mar. Iidith.awee1-kent face in Edinburgh. tests the water ofthe cultural capital for the first time with her layered-paper work.
I COLLINS GALLERY Liniversity of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri IIIam—5pm;Sat l2-4pm.
Jam, Socks and Television: the John Logie Baird Story Until 24 Mar. A tribute to Scotland‘s unassuming inventor who came up with some bizarre ideas and made very little out of his major discovery ('l'\').due to his failure to take out a patent on it.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat Ilium-5.30pm. Five Girls From Glasgow Until 8 Mar. Paintings. sculptures and prints from the quintet of Shona Kinloch. Ashley Cook. Lesley Burr. Lesley Banks and Vicky Cassidy.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
SCOIIISII Paintings Throughout Mar. Small paintings and drawings by Hunter. (‘owie Eardley. James Paterson. Fergusson. Bellany. Donaldson and others.
I EWAN MUNDY FINE ART 48 West (ieorge Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
Albert Marguet1875—1947 Until 24 Mar. Paintings and drawings by this chum and follower of Matisse.
I FINE ART SOCIETY I34 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—530pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
Robin Philipson IJnti127 Mar. New work
Behind The Mirror, Tramway, Glasgow.
‘Freaks’ to one side at it, David Mach‘s rising classical columns on the other, Behind The Mirror is itselt a pertormance ot sorts. Every tew minutes the lighting changes, music begins to play, and the installation at the tar end ot the exhibition is transformed lrom a mysterious mirrored construction to a reconstruction ot the Aberdeen Cyrenians Workshop in which the artworks on display were made. What was at llrst invisible, unknown, proves to be welcoming, a new opportunity tor exploration: one can literally enter this space behind the mirror. In doing so, one becomes highly visible to an audience now in the dark which, like any audience, is itselt invisible. These baroque games, occupying a previously undreamed-ot middle ground between tolk art and American avant-gardism (Klenholz, Johns, Rauschenberg) suggest the
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between the homeless and disadvantaged people who use the workshop and the rest of society. The Introduction to the catalogue begins with a quotation trom Steinbeck’s Cannery Row. ‘lts inhabitants are, as the man once said, “Whores, pimps, gamblers and sons-ol-bitches', by which he meant everybody. Had the man looked through another peephole he might have said, “Saints and angels and martyrs and holymen", and he would have meant the same thing.‘
The workshop assumes each individual has something to say: there is no house style at primitivism. The best work, however, has the true treshness that much commercial taux-na't'l work lacks: John Redtern‘s ‘Sell-Portraitwith Cap', Willie Ewan’s pieces, and the prints and paintings at Sadie Main. Art, here, is genuinely a source at meaning, identity and optimism. (Alan Woods)
60 The List 9— 22 March 1990