ART & EXHIBITIONS
letmarket Gallery, Edinburgh. llowadays, naked emporers strut the International contemporary art stage with an arrogant cynicism inspired by the examples set by countless successiul imposters. Ever since Peggy Guggenheim invested in the dripped car-paint iantasies oi Jackson Pollock and Clement Greenberg provided her with weighty philosophical iustilicalion, the American art world has had an insatiable appetite lor the large-scale, ugly statement. During the early 80s no artist satlsiied it as well as Julian Schnabel. In the plate-glass showcases oi New York’s Sollo there
had never been anything more strikingly hideous than a massive, daubed-crockery encrusted Schnabel canvas; within a year or two these pictures were heading the contemporary art inﬂated-price league. The diilerence between Schnabel and many at his ilk was that his set oi new clothes was ior real - he truly was that rare animal, a legitimate avant-gardist striving to invent a new pictorial language; the Fruitmarket show is the only opportunity the British public will have to appreciate just how successiul he has been. Schnabel draws, patterns, textures, stains and collages in an exercise which looks like deliberate sell-eliacement; it’s as it he’d rather say nothing at all. The result, oi course, is that his small, thin voice speaks more eloquently than all the noisy harangues oi the average Expressionist. in the sparsest work on show, ‘Untitled — Divan, 1979’, a tentativer outlined sola is poised above atom sheet oi collaged Japanese paper, an imposed brick-red question-mark shape adding eerie signliicance to what reads as a clue to a dream. in others a variety oi materials - everything irom velvet and pony-hide to actual maps and reproductions oi old masters - is arranged to provide rich, meaningiul contexts lor his meagre, shaky line drawings. Those who are in sympathy with artists who prompt the imagination rather than spell out description will iind this decade 01 Schnabel drawings more than rewarding. (Andrew Gibbon Williams)
of watercolours, drawings, limited editions and prints.
I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road, Milngavie, 956 2351. Tue—Fri 1 lam—5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2-5pm. Closed Mon. Milngavie Art Club Annual Exhibition Until 23 Jun. The whole gallery will be devoted to exhibiting artwork from the local club. I IAIN FINE ART Michael Main Gallery and The Studio Gallery, 16 and 34 Gibson Street. Both galleries on 334 8858 and open Mon-Sat 10am-5.30pm.
Collection of paintings, mostly new, by
I. Lesley Main and others.
I IARYNILI. ARTS CENTRE 11 Malloch Street, 945 3995. Mon—Thurs 2—9pm. Barlinnie Special Unit Exhibition Until 29 Jun. The result of a two year link between Bariinnie Special Unit and the M.A.C. , the exhibition features sculpture, ceramics, painting and marquetry made by the inmates. An accompanying video will show the work in progress and interviews with the contributors.
Sensory Maze Exhibition 18—29 Jun. Maryhill art aﬁcionados have given the centre an intriguing homemade present: a construction involving ‘interaction with hangings, sound sculpture, soft sculpture, feelie boxes, aromatic works, light works, etc‘.
I ICLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1854. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (Thurs 10am—10pm); Sun noon—6pm. TI'iO All Hacnlnl! Until 26 Aug. The art world sets out to seduce children with this huge exhibition. You can feel free to clamber over some of the exhibits, others can be picked up and handled. Work by children is also on display. Contact the gallery for details of workshops and other special events.
I MITCHELL LIBRARY North Street, 221 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm.
contemporary lasgow Ceramics Until 30
Jun. Recent work from the Dalhousie Lane Potters.
I NEW GLASGOW SOCIETY 1307 Argyle Street, 204 1582. Wed 1—9pm;Thurs—Sat 1—5pm.
Glasgow Cast Iron Until 30 Jun. Some of the finest cast iron in the world used to come from Glasgow and still props up some of the world's grandest buildings. The gallery will have castings by leading Victorian architects as well as paintings and drawings by Alistair Fyfe.
I SOS GALLERY 12 Otago Street, Kelvinbridge, 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm.
Jazz in June Until 4 Jul. Repeat of the 1989 exhibition to coincide with the Glasgow Jazz Festival. Everything to do with jazz immortalised in art.
I ONE Princes Square, 226 3032. Mon-Sat 10am—7pm; Sun 11.30am—5pm.
l-leather Nevay Until 30 Jun. An exhibition of contemporary portraits by this Scottish artist.
I OPEN CIRCLE GALLERY Hiilhead Library, 348 Byres Road, 339 7223. Mon—Fri 9.30am-8pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm, 2—5pm. Closed Wed.
A Geometry otthe Abyss Until 28 Jun. Abstract paintings by French artist Bertrand Bracaval alongside poetry by Kenneth White.
I PEARCE INSTITUTE 840 Govan Road, 445 1941. Mon—Sat 12—9pm.
Women Workers Until 15 Jun. Franki Rafﬂes‘ photographs of women in the Soviet Union.
No further exhibitions until Daniel lieeveazThe Well at Patience 29 Jun.
I PRINCES SOUARE 221 0324. Mon—Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 11am—5pm.
Passing Shots Until 16 Jun. Photographs by ﬁnal year students at the Glasgow College of Building and Printing.
Music Deck 17 J un—8 J ui. An exhibition of banners paying a light-hearted tribute to popular music from the 19205 to the
GLASGOW PRIN I STUDIO
GEMINI GRAPHICS AMERICAN MASTER PRINTS
National Gallery Of Art Washington DC.
THE FINE ART SOCIETY
OIL PAINTINGS from the J .D. F ergusson Art Foundation
134 Blythswood Street, Glasgow G2 4EL Tel : 041 332 4027 Mon - Fri 9.30am - 5.30pm; Sat 10am - 1pm
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SMALL OILS, WATERCOLOURS, DRAWINGS & SCULPTURE from the J .D. F ergusson Art Foundation 203 Bath Street, Glasgow G2 4HZ Tel : 041 226 5413 Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm; Sat 10am - 1pm
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