ART & EXHIBITIONS
0K IN SCOTLAND
The Gallery oi Modern Art has chosen Dskar Kokoschka ior the lirst in a series oi exhibitions looking at the activities oi non-Scottish artists in Scotland. Kokoshka was an Austrian who moved to Czechoslovakia In 1934, away item the ever-encroaching Nazi policies, oi which he was an outspoken critic. in 1937 eight oi his paintings were included in the ‘Degenerate Art' exhibition in Munich; the iollowing year he came to Britain. lie also criticised many at Britain's war policies; he only escaped being interned, along with other German speakers, as an ‘enemy alien', because oi his Czechoslovak passport. in 1953 he iinally settled in
Most oi Kokoshka’s visits to Scotland happened during the waryears, with two extra visits in 1929 and 1969. His times spent in Fort William, Galloway, and Uliapool provided respite lrom worry about his iamily and iriends in Austria and Czechoslovakia, the war, and his health. Most oi the works on show reilect a positive outlook (helped by his fortuitous signature — 0K!). The main revelation are the watercolours, which he used rarely betore the war, and the coloured crayon drawings. They give an impression oi a man who enjoyed his load — lobsters, raspberries, cherries, bananas, pheasant, mushrooms all make an appearance.
it’s interesting to see paintings hung with their drawings or studies oi similar subjects. Whereas the paintings show an interest in colour and the paint itseli, with drawing low in the list oi priorities, the crayon pieces show a real enjoyment oi drawing and the use at line. There are landscapes, sometimes with iigures, or with cows, sheep or ponies, which are iresh and assured. Notes 01 what he left behind on his visits north oi the border are provided by the determined Sell Portrait at a Degenerate Artist, and Loreley, a painting which is both an allegorical analysis oi how Brittania no longer rules the waves, and criticism oi the shipping out at ‘enemy allens’. (Hilary Robinson)
Uaeiul Stories Until 28 Jul. An examination of the ways in which MA students incorporate narrative in their art. Graduate and Under Graduate Summer ‘ Exhibition 21 Jul—4 Aug. Glasgow students get together with colleagues from the Edinburgh College of Art in Studios 39 and 40.
On the Back at a Whale Until 28 Jul. in Studios 24 and 25. Recent sculptures and drawings from Fiona Dean. who used to be Artist in Residence at Kirklands Hospital.
I HARBINGERS 417 Great Western Road. 339 9999. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Time Out: Work by Stephen Ratomski Until 19Ju1. A printmaker from File. Ratomski‘s silkscreen prints. etchings and collages take a humorous look at our throw-away society.
Works from the gallery's collection are always on show.
I RILLI'IEAD LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 339 7223. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. 2—5pm. Closed Wed.
No exhibition at present.
I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. A Genius lor Design Until 29 Sept. An exploration of Charles Rennie Mackintosh‘s approach to designing interiors. furniture, textiles. graphics etc. Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architectural Drawings Until 27 Oct. Examplesof Mackintosh‘s architectural schemes. including some projects which were never realised. The exhibition coincides with the publication of Charles Rennie Mackintosh— The Architectural Papers.
I IMAGES GALLERY 74 Hyndland Road. 334 5311. Mon—Fri9.30am—5.30pm. Sat 9.303m—5pm.
19th and 20th century paintings and woodblock prints from Japan.
I INTERDEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall, 24 Gairbraid Ave, 946 5912. Mon—Fri lOam—5.30pm, Sat 10am-4pm. Shape and Colour Until 19 Jul. Paintings,
collages, woodcarvings and engravings by Kim Redpath and Carol Taylor.
I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2216025. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am-1pm.
19th and 20th century British and Continental oils and watercolours.
I KELLY GALLERY 118 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon—Fri 10.30am—2pm. 2.30—5.30pm; Sat 10.30am—4.30pm. Daniel Forbes: Paintings Until 21 Jul.
I LANGSIDE GALLERY 26—28 Battlefield Road, 649 8888. Mon—Sat 9am—12.30pm. 1—5.30pm.
Russell Flint R.A. Until 25 Jul. A selection of watercolours, drawings. limited editions and prints.
I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7-9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Closed
; 100 Years at Scottish Painting 1890-1990 ‘ Until 12 Aug.
I MAIN FINE ART Michael Main Gallery and The Studio Gallery. 16 and 34 Gibson Street. Both galleries on 334 8858 and open Mon—Sat 1()am—5.30pm.
Collection of paintings. mostly new. by
1. Lesley Main and others.
I MARYRILL ARTS CENTRE 11 .‘v‘lalloch Street. 945 3995. Mon—Thurs 2—9pm. Photography/Famin Snaps Until 28Jul. Local people were sent off to take pictures oftheir families. the idea being that art is more accessible to Joe Public when the subject is his own granny.
I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 331 1854. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (Thurs 10am—10pm); Sun noon—6pm.
The Art Machine 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. NB Free entry on 16.23.30 Jul and 6 Aug.
I MITCHELL LIBRARY North Street. 221
"OLD CLOSES AND STREETS OF GLASGOW" 19th Century photographs
by THOMAS ANNAN at
photography gallery and workshop 279 - 281 high street . glasgow
JULY 21 until AUGUST 19
OPEN WED-SAT 11:00 ~ 6:00 . SUNDAYS NOON - 4:00
AN EXHIBITION FROM THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY. liDINBURGI-I. SPONSORED BY MOBIL NORTII SEA LIMITED.
STREET LEVEL IS SUBSIDISED BY THE SCO'I'ITSII ARTS COUNCIL & GLASGOW DISTRICT COUNCIL
M©bil ADMISSION FREE
EXPLORATIONS IN GLASS
Julie Ross presents experimentation with abstract imagery in glass
C (i f f o oQolloIo S
The ltalian (lentre. John Street. Glasgow Tel: 041 552 6099. Gallery open daily 9am - midnight Viewing is restricted to restaurant diners during the hours noon - 2.30pm and 6.30pm - 10pm.
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