ART & EXHIBITIONS
I Art is listed lirst by city then byvenue, running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to Art Listings not laterthan 10 days beiore publication date. no Museums are listed separately in a selective guide at the end oi the section. I T & R ANNAN 8t SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 10am—12.30pm. No exhibitions until September. I ART GALLERY 8t 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. Glasgow Girls: Women in Art and Design in Glasgow 1880-1920 24 Aug—21 Oct. A major retrospective exhibition which aims to set the record straight on behalf ofthe many women associated with the avant garde art and design movement now referred to as ‘The Glasgow Style' and associated almost exclusively with Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Over 30 graduates of the Glasgow School of Art are represented. including Jessie Newbery. Margaret and Frances Macdonald and Jessie M. King. Francis Place 29 Aug— 13 Oct. The Glasgow Boys Until 26 Aug. Paintings from the famous gang. one of whom- Crawhall - is featured in an exhibition at the Burrell Collection. Sounds of Colour Until 26 Aug. Works by abstract artist Wassily Kandinsky and the Sauves group. including Matisse. Dufy and Vlaminck. Thomas Joshua Cooper Until 26 Aug. The sixth of Kelvingrove‘s Glasgow-orientated ‘Contemporary Artists’. Cooper isllead of Photography at Glasgow School of Art. The Pursuit ol the Real Until loscpt. Works by major 20th century figurative painters. including Freud. Bacon. Kossoff and Spencer. Cralt Carousel Until Jan 1991. 24 craftsmen and craftswomen engaged in a year-long labour of love. Keeping Glasgow in Stitches Throughout the year. Mon. Thurs. Fri and the last Sat ofevery month. Stitchers and spectators are welcome to peruse or join in the making of a dozen large wail-hangings. I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 3320808. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. introductions Until 30 Aug. Glasgow School of Art 1990 graduates show off paintings. prints. jewellery and ceramics. I BARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe open seven days. Wishing You Weill: A Portrait oi Great Ormond Street Until 28 Aug. David Bailey. George Kavanagh and others took a camera round the children‘s hospital in London for this touring exhibition. Proceeds go to GOS. I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am-5pm:Sat 10am-1pm. Summer in Glasgow Until 31 Aug. A rotating exhibition of odds and ends to do with Glasgow. including scenes from Glasgow‘s chequered past by artists old and new, famous and not so famous.
Elizabeth Frink, Compass Gallery and Botanic Gardens, Glasgow.
This exhibition is a disappointing atlalr. Widely reprinted statements from the press release - ‘her lirst exhibition in Scotland’, ‘one at Britain’s leading sculptors' - imply a tully-tledged one-person show. In reality it is an exhibition of screen prints and lithographs accompanied by related, but small and minor sculptures. The drawing is ol lndllterent quality.
Frink's work is reassuring because it makes no demands on the viewer. lt contorms to a general idea oi what sculpture should be, which makes it likeabie: a human ligure or an animal, hewn in stone or cast in bronze, and it’s sentimental. At the Compass are horses’ heads, men with baboons, and seated dogs. In the Botanic Garden is Desert Quartet 1-4 -lour 50ln-hlgh bronze heads. The ubiquitous Frink man has a strong iutting chin, thick neck, bald Caucasian head, broad lips and vacant eyes-tor which read
‘lmplnging mortallty’. The resulting angst is contained within the body with true British stoiclsm and a still upper lip. It is instntctlve to compare this approach with that ol sculptor Anthony Gorrnley, who considers how we inhabit our body in space and time. tieclts are stretched, arms are
* lengthened, oritices are emphasised. In working with what the body is, he avoids cliche.
It is dittlcult to see what has prevented Frink’s drive up the M6 beiore this, but surely a grant-funded exhibition should have come up with something stronger. (Fiona Byme Sutton)
I BENNO SCNOTZ STUDIO 2 Kirkiee Road. Daily 2.30—7pm.
Benno Schotz: Sculptures Until 26 Aug. An event organised by the Festival ofJewish Culture and a unique opportunity to see works by this most inﬂuential of sculptors. I BURRELL COLLECTION Poilokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2-5pm.
Joseph Crawhali Until 26 Aug. William Burreli's large collection ofthis Glasgow Boy '5 work is a testament to the artist‘s popularity and international reputation. Next exhibition Culture and Cuneiform starts 14 Sept.
llenry Moore Sculptures Until 14 Oct. Nine ofthe best sculptures from old Henry.on show in the perfect setting of Poiiok Country Park.
Alistair McAulay, Paul Simmons, Derek Martin: Printed Textiles ior Fashion and Furnishings Until 2 Sept.
I CHANGE GALLERY 9 Park Road. 334 0995. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm. Permanent display of art and artefacts from Africa. India and Indonesia. Exhibition of Nigerian art starts in September.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ex12682. Mon-Fri 10am—5pszat noon-4pm.
CLAY '90 Until 8 Sept. An international celebration of ceramics comprising various workshops and the following
I CAFFE GUI and CANTINETTA John Street. 552 6099. Daily 9am—noon. 2.30—6.30pm.
Installations Four international artists will take up residency in the gallery and demonstrate their various approaches to creating ceramic installations for natural and architectural environments. Ceramics in Architecture: Glasgow and the West of Scotland 1890-1910 A photographic exhibition of some of Glasgow‘s more interesting Victorian interiors. including ‘wally closes'. butchers' and bakers' shops and the City Chambers. Baku Sculpture: Ken Ryan A Glasgow-based ccramicist inspired by Egyptian hieroglyphics and ancient Greek Ceramics in Strathclyde: Project Ability 1990 The results oftwelve artists" residencies in towns in Strathclyde including pieces created for a park. a library and a home for the elderly. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat l0am—5.30pm. Elisabeth Frink Until 30 Aug. Sculptures. drawings and prints from one ofBritains most important contemporary sculptors. Her large bronze heads entitled Desert Quarter can also be seen in the Botanic Gardens until September. I CORMUNO GALLERY 130 West Regent Street. 204 3708. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm. Robin Phillips: Recent work Until 30 Aug. I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. From a Sketchbook ol the Fillies Until 31 Aug. Drawings and watercolours by Bet Low. I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 48 West (ieorge Street. 331 2406. Mon—$2119.30am— 5.30pm. Modern British and Scottish Contemporary Art Until 31 Aug. Paintings. drawingsand prints by McBey. Cowie. Whistler. Sickert. Bellany (’Iul. I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mott-Fri 9.30am—5.30pm: Sat lilam-lpm. Scottish Art: 1850—1990 Throughout Aug. I FLORENCE STREET OAY HOSPITAL 26 Florence Street. 429 2878. Mon—Fri 5.30—8.30pm: Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Perspectives oi Mental Illness Until 9 Sept. Works by patients. former patients. relatives and staff which look at the impact of mental illness on sufferers and their relatives. as well as society‘s altitudes and patients‘ treatment and recovery. I GATEI‘IOUSE GALLERY Rouken (ilen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterﬂy Kingdom). (3200235. Mon—Fri 1.30—opnt. Sat & Sun ll.30am--5.30pm; (‘losed Tue. Work from stock is on show throughout the Summer. Next exhibition Women OI starts 31 Aug. I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am~8pm. Next exhibition A Basketiul oiCurrencies starts l Sept. I GLASGOW GROUP GALLERY l7 Queen's Crescent. 332 4924. Mon—Fri l lam—(1pm. Glasgow Group Prints Until 30 Aug. Mezzotinls. Photographs. lithographs. monoprints and etchings. I GLASGOW PRINT STUOIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat “lam-5.30pm. Elspeth Lamb: Touchstones Until 1 Sept.
The List 24 — 30 August 199085