ART & EXHIBITIONS LIST
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LISTINGS: GLASGOW 71 EDINBURGH 74 MUSEUMS 79
I Art is listed first by city then byvenue. running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to Art Listings not laterthan 10 days before publication date. NB Museums are listed separately in a selective guide at the end of the section. I T G R ANNAN 8t SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road. 332M128. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. Sat l0am—12.30pm. General exhibition ofgallery artists featuring landscapes by Norman Gaunt. I ART GALLERY G MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D] Art From the Frontline (Mayfest) Until 3 Jun. Several hundred works ofart from some of the best contemporary artists in the southern African states onambia. Zimbabwe. Tanzania. Angola. Botswana and Mozambique. Julio Gonzalez Until 3 Jun. A retrospective exhibition of forty sculptures by this inﬂuential Spanish artist who is little known in this country. ' McGrigor Donald Sculpture Prize Exhibition Until 20 May. The fifteen winning entries are on show and on sale. Alexander Moffat 5—28 May. The third in the gallery's Contemporary Art Season. The Common Thread (Mayfest ) 9—26 May. Woven. printed and painted banners commissioned from Jane Carroll and Alistair McCallum by the STL'(‘. Keeping Glasgow in Stitches Throughout the year. Mon. Thurs. Fri and the last Sat every month. I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 3320808. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. Glasgow By Five L'ntil S May. A quintet of artists. Jurczyk. Alcorn. Michnowiez. Murray and Bridgland exhibit their y iews of (ilasgow. ‘Covering the Walls!‘ 4 May—2 Jun. User 100 paintings by contemporary (ilasgow artists are packed into the gallery. I BARBIZON GALLERY (‘ollege Lands. High Street. 553 1990.!Vlon—Sat 10am—5pm. (‘afe open seven days. Stuart Sutcliffe (Mayfest) 5—30 May. Not a lot of people know this. but he wasthe original bassist with the Beatles. Sutcliffe died in 1962. aged only 22. The gallery will have around fifty of his works on show. I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—I-‘ri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am-1pm. 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings from gallery stock. Paintings by Anne Anderson, Anne Gordon. Anne Mackintosh and Connie Simmers is May—2 Jun. I SURRELL COLLECTION I’ollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon-Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Camille Pissarro 4 May— 17 Jun. ()ver 50 watercolours and drawings by one of the leaders of Impressionism. the exhibition
includes several of the (‘ity'stiw n l’issarros. Henry Moore Sculptures l mu 14 ( )cl. .‘s‘ine ofthe best sculptures from old I Ienry. created between 19-18 and 1984. will be on show in the perfect setting ofl’ollok (‘ountry Park. Scottish Society for Fine Art History 1990 Conference l2 May . The theme for this year's gathering is the artistic relationship between Scotland and France, Hanging Gardens of Central Asia tintil 29 Jun. Intricate embroidery from the Near East. I CAFFE OUI GALLERY The Italian ( 'enlic, John Street. 552 6099. (iallery open daily 9am- midnight. Viewing is restricted to restaurant diners during the hours noon—2.30pm and 6.3(L-10pm. Glasgow College of Building and Printing 7 May—2 Jun. Work by students from the Department of Design and Photography
I COLLINS GALLERY l'iiiyelsity of Strathcly \IC. 22 Richmond Street. 552 44(111cx12fih2..\1oii l'i‘i ltlam 5piii1Sat noon 4pm.
Jalan. Jalant (Mayfest l 5 May 2.11m A wide range of Malay -.i.in artwork including kites. batikwoik. ceramics. puppets. metalware. the lot. all from the National Museum and '1 out is! Development Corporation of Malaysia. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 (i370. Mon Sat 10am 5.30pm. John Bellany: Paintings. Drawings and Watercolours 5--31 May. A soloshow of work completed since the artist‘s reeoy cry from a writ his illness in 1987.
I Cormund Gallery Ht: w cs1 Regent Street. 201 3708. Mon Sat 9am 5pm
Sea Lovers 12 May Mun. Recent wot k by Scottish artist Annette I'.tigfll whose paintings are \ igorous and colourful.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART I48 West
JULIO GONZALEZ: SCULPTURES AND, DRAWINGS
Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove. The Catalan SculptorJulio Gonzalez (1876—1942) was initially a metalsmith, and although he had always made sculptures, he only became known as a sculptor during the last ten years of his life. This is the first exhibition of his work in Europe for 35 years, and it is especially interesting in
its coverage of all aspects of his sculpture, showing the humanistic thread throughout, and how the abstract work relates to the figurative approach from which it was developed. He is best known for his later abstract work following his collaboration with Pablo Picasso in 1928, on a series of iron sculptures, and for his influence on David Smith who in 1956 named him the father of modern constructed metal sculpture. There seems to be much debate about how to contextualise Gonzalez, and this exhibition attempts to offer a new reading of the work. Almost all of the pieces here are the iron originals (as are the stone heads and plaster casts). It is clear that the use of iron, being an inexpensive metal, gave him a vast freedom; the spontaneity and joy come over in the work. These are not images of things but the essence of them. direct experiences of often mundane details of life. The unconfined. loose gesture of Dishevelled Woman (1935). the unlikely and surprising Head Called ‘The Tunnel‘ (c. 1932—33), the experience of being in Gothic Man (1937) which is devoid of recognisable figuration. all demonstrate this. His technique lends itself to such an approach. Whereas Picasso would create a pictorial narrative or make an image from putting objects together,
Gonzalez would create abstract forms 1 from within and weld them together as
a whole. For him, expression is also inherent in the making. This approach works surprisingly well and the open form leaves a lotto the imagination. (Paula Garcia Stone)
Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon Sat 9.30am--5.30pm. Marine and Coastal Paintings and Etchings. 5-» 26 May. Fine art with a nautical theme. I EASTWOOD HOUSE Iiastwootl I louse. 6380231. Mon Fri 10am 9pm. Sat & Siiii 10am 5pm. Royal Photographic Society Annual Exhibition Until 11 May I-‘rom tlicoi'iginal entry of 3000 photographs the Society have selected a range of 143 pt ints I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 48 West ( iet irgc Street. 331 2406. Mon Sat 9.30am—-5.30pm. James Abbott McNeill WhistlerI1834-1903) (Mayfest) 7-24 May. The works on show will include the Venetian prints and the Thames etchings I FAIRFIELO HALL Pierce liistitiite. S40 (ioyan Road. Mon- I‘ll 11.30am 2.30pm. Goethe's Italian Journey Ifiitil 25 May Paintings and drawings. by Simon Sharp. ofthe (ierman genIUs's totirof Italy. I7Hfr 88. Exhibition mounted by the Dante Alighieri Society alter the success of their one-day conference on the same theme last month.
I FINE ART SOCIETY I34 lily thswoocl Street. 332 4027. Mon l‘ri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am- lpiii.
Winners of the Guthrie Award (1920—1990) IJntil 5Jun. Seventy yearsofpri/cwinners from the RSA show in l-"diribtirgh.oyer halfoftlie works exhibited will belhos'e that the artist first put forward to the RSA
I GATEROUSE GALLERY Rotiken (ileii Road (gallery at entrance to Butterﬂy Kingdom).6200235 Mon Hi [.30 (ipm. Sat «5; Stiii 11.30am 5.30pm; ('losetl'l‘ue. AlexanderMurphy and JenepherWendyRoss (Maytest ) 6- 26 May. Ay rsliire landscapes and still lifes by Murphy . and metal sculpturesby Ross.
I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon ~l‘ri 10am 8pm. Due to renovation work on the building there will be no exhibitions until 9June
I GLASGOW ART CLUB 185 Bath Street. 248 5210. Mon-Fri 10am noon &
2.30 5pm; Sat 11.30 2pm.
RG1 Mayfest Exhiibition ( May lest ) 3 24 May 'I‘hirty-nine members show UIIIIICII’ recent work
I GLASGOW GROUP GALLERY I7 Queen ‘s ('rcscenl. 332 492-1. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. Abstract View (Mayfest) limit 31 May. Abstract landscapes.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm. Paintings and Prints by Peter Howson (Mayfest) 8 May—2 Jun. (ilasgow paintings from this internationally acclaimed young Scottish artist.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Rentrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 10am-9pm. Ir‘ri 10am—5pm. Sat 9am noon.
Dieter Magnus: Art and Nature and the Gamethill Project ( Mayfest ) 5 3r» May Mackintosh School of Architecture. Best
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