Andy Weiner: Cautionary Tales, Stills, Edinburgh.

This is a bizzare, entertaining and challenging exhibition. Andy Weiner trained as a psychiatrist beiore going to the Royal College of Art; he still works as a psychiatrist in a hospital in London. His artwork can thus be seen as a means oi dealing with, and re-presenting to a wider audience, his hospital experiences. He sets up immaculately considered installations and then photographs them in what is now a discernible genre among Scottish artists, though Weiner's work is quite diiierent irom Ron O'Donnell's or Calum Colvin's in its content. His scenes are inhabited by mask-wearing people, a conceit which emphasises the masquerade oi much human behaviour, and also the nature oi hidden emotional pain. Series oi photos build up a narrative or expose aspects oi areas oi behaviour which


many viewers will recognise with a sense oi horriiied iascination; humour and luscious colour add to the seductive qualities, while the emotional damage exposed makes you recoil. -

The masks in the Rake's Progress are all oi Weiner's own lace; he assumes male and iemale, child and adult roles; aspects at and conilicts within the same person lead to the iinal scene oi madness combined with conventionality. The wonderiully detailed Sex Scenes show the pleasurelessness oi obsessional or tetishistic behaviour; the Love Scenes use the vapid iaces oi Barbie, Ken and He-Man dolls to chart the devastating eitects oi what passes tor normal gendered behaviour. The Scenes trom the Lite oi the Virgin translate symbols seen in religious or line art iconography into contemporary domestic situations. (Hilary Robinson)



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exhibition ofsurrealist and fantasy paintings.

Suzanne Gyseman: Flowers oi lslay tiniil 28 Apr. Landscapes from the Island.

Brian Palmer Until 28 Apr. lslay paintings. spotted the theme yet'.’

The Fiith Anniversary Exhibition 5—28 May. A retrospective look at the gallery‘s first five years featuring many well known artists that have exhibited there.

I HILLSIDE GALLERY l Iillside Street. 556 6440.Tue—Sat 12.3(l—6pm.

ACIS L'ntil 21 Apr. Male nude photographs by Alasdair Foster who has been happily snapping avv ay at them for the past decade.

illustrations by Aird McKinstrie 24 Apr— 1 2 Mav.

I KINGFISHER GALLERY Northumberland Street Lane. 557 5454. Mon—Fri “lam—4.30pm. Sat 10am—1pm.

Paintings by William Cadenhead and Hamish MacDonald L'niil 28 Apr. Twoestahlished artists with an eye for Scottish landscapes. A Selection at Rare French and Russian Icons From 3 May. throughout the summer in the Fine Art Gallery.

I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 George Street. 226 4151. Mon—Fri 9.3ilam—6pm; Sat 10am-1pm.

An Artists' Map oi Scotland 1800-1940 Until 20 Apr. Landscapes and landmarks inoils and watercolours.

The gallery will then have its regular display of prints until the next exhibition opens on 16 May.

I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.

Romaniick Views by John Clark of Eldin 19 Apr—3 Jun. The work of a gifted but untrained 18th century amateur artist. After the favourable reactions to his etchings of Scottish landscapes. he was finally persuaded to give up his drapery business in Edinburgh and take up drawing full-time.

I NETHERBOW 43 High Street. 556 9579. Mon—Sat mam—4.30pm and evenings when performances. Cafe.

Between Form and Fantasy Until 28 Apr. Paintings and drawings by Mary Allan based on fantasy and folk tales.

I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri 10am—6pm. Sat 10am—4pm.

Clare Gordon: Recent Paintings 21 Apr— 10 Afav.

Jim Dalziel: Watercolour: 21 Apr— 10 May. Andy Laing and Margaret Struckmeir: Ceramics 21 Apr—ll) May.

Molly BullicszewelleryZI Apr—IOMay. I PORTFOLIO GALLERY AT PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSROP 43 Candlemaker Row, 220 l9] 1 . Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm.

Joseph McKenzie's Gorbals Children Until 5 May. The striking images of wee kidsin






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