Niven. was asked to produce work focusing on the exhibition itself. Her paintings attempt to capture the surreal. disorientating atmosphere of the Arches. depicting each area stripped ofartefacts. They focus on the architctural design. exploring space through perspective and colour.

I GLASGOW UNIVERSITY LIBRARY University Avenue. 339 8855 ext 6754. Until 3 Oct Mon—Fri 9am-5pm; Sat 9am— 12.30pm. From 4 Oct Mon—'I’hu 9am—9. 30pm; Fri 9am—5pm.

Sat9am— 12.30pm.

Stairway To Fame A new permanent

portrait gallery on the entrance stairway of

the library celebrating the achievements of some famous graduates ofthe University. including Adam Smith. James Boswell. Dame Louise Melllroy andJohn Logic Baird.

I HARBINGERS 4 I 7 Great Western Road. 339 9999. .‘vlon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Works from the gallery's collection. including watercolours and ink drawings. are on show.

I HILLHEAD LIBRARY 348 Byres Road. 339

7223. Mon ’Tue 'I'hurs/Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm. 2—5pm.

Whispers of Change 940 ()ci. Chinese-Style banners by Jane Norris. reflecting various human rights issues.

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY L'nivcrsity of Glasgow. 82 I Iillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Sat 9.30am~- 5pm: Sun 2—5pm. AGeniusfor Design Until 29 Sept. An exploration of(‘harles Rennie Mackintosh's approach to designing interiors. furniture. textiles. graphics etc. Charles Rennie Mackintosh: Architectural Drawings Until 28 Oct. Examplcsof Mackintosh‘s architectural schemes. including some projects which were never realised.

Whistler in Europe 6 Oct—5 Jan. A selection of Whistler's pastels. drawings. watercolours. etchings and lithographs. revealing a variety of [European influences.

I INTERDEC GALLERY .‘ylaryhiII Burgh Hall. 24 Gairbraid Ave. 9465912. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm. Sat 10am—4pm. Alan Crumtish: AView of Cambodia Until I 1 Oct. These photographs. taken by (‘rumlish when he was in (‘ambodia last year researching a television documentary. witness the daily life of a war-ravaged country struggling to rebuild itself.

I JOHN GREEN FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 22] 6025. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm.

19th and 2001 century British and (‘ontinental oils and watercolours.

I KELLY GALLERY 1 18 Douglas Street. 248 6386. Mon—Pri 10.30am—2pm. 2.30—5.30pm; Sat 10.30am—430pm.

Neil McDonald: Paintings Until 29 Sept. Gordon M. Scott (T-ZII ()ct. Paintings bythc winner ofthe Iirnest Young Scholarship. I LANGSIDE GALLERY 26—28 Battlefield Road. 649 8888. Mon—Sawmil—12.30pm. 1—5.30pm.

Glasgow School of Art Graduates Until 30

Sept. Works gleaned from the I990cropof :

young artists.

Recent Work by Paul McPhael New paintings from a Glasgow Art School graduate.

I LILLIE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351. Tue—Fri 11am—5pm and 7—9pm: Sat and Sun 2—5pm. (‘losed Mon.

Clive Jachnik: Studies in Poland Until 30 Sept. Photographic Exhibition

Mug Shots 6—28 Oct. Paintings by Brian Mchoch.

Wall Hangings by Sarah Sumison 6—28 ()ct. 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 l0am—5.30pm. Collection of paintings. mostly new. by I. Lesley Main and others.

I MARYHILL ARTS CENTRE 1 l Malloch Street. 945 3995. Mon-Thurs 2—9pm.




Keith Piper: When The Devil Finds Work, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow. Keith Piper’s three part exhibition, ‘When The Devil Finds Work' is a powerful deconstruction of the mythologies which enclose black male presence in the West. In ‘Go West Young Man‘, a wall based work of text, photograph and collage, the central

', device is a dialogue between a father

and son which functions as a personal narrative and social history of black oppression. The son’s perceptions counterpoint the projected images of his sex and race which emanate from racist ideologies and historical justifications of torture, slavery, exploitation and containment.

From colonial images of the primitive savage useful for brute labour, to the myth of the black mugger, rapist and drug peddler, people are reduced to objects of fear and fantasy. The social meaning of these categories is given by those with the power to name and define. Keith Piper exposes these truths and their sites of conflict—the stave ship, miscegenation laws, racist killings, the social anthropology book, TV, police surveillance and crime statistics, law courts and the sexual body.

In the installation ‘The Devil Made Me Do It’, a dismembered sculpted figure of a black male looks down upon a circle formed by broken mirrors. Projected onto this figure are words and

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photographs which consider contemporary representations of black men from paranoid newspaper headlines to the marketing of dissent through music in which the black male

as an object of tear can be subverted yet

perpetuated. ‘They are naming you and in the same breath they imagine themselves to be naming the problem.‘

The video and slide works explore the

paradox of sporting events in which black athletes represent the ‘nation’s finest, the front of native Pax Britannica’, while the history of colonialism and domination stays hidden from view. The lyrics of

‘Jerusatem’, Blake's critique subverted

into Conservative celebration, juxtaposed with a runner holding aloft the British flag seems ironic and dislocated. The idea of black physical achievement is devalued by emphasis

on genetic attributes and is determined

within the illusion of nationhood and unity. The narrator states that ‘enfranchisement has a price and a vice, the body becomes the conduit

through which aspirations and fears are


Keith Piper’s use of different media forms a complex discourse on race, identity and oppression. It is an acute analysis and meditation on power and the structures which distort black experience through history. (Lorna J. Waite)


Noexhibition at present. Open [)ay28 Sept. 10am—4pm. A chance tosign upfor winter classes and workshops.

I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 331 I854. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm (Thurs lllam— 10pm); Sun noon—6pm. Royal Glasgow Institute Annual Exhibition 7-25 Oct. The 129th annual RGI show, the third largest exhibitionof contemporary art in the UK this year. Artists selected from an open submission are this year competing for a£lfl.000

j prize. along with invited artists including Eduardo Paolozzi and Sonia Lawson.

I MERCAT ARTS CENTRE 1103 Argyle Street. Kelvingrove. 221 0500. Mon—Fri 10.30am—6.30pm.

We Three 29 Sept—9 Oct. [Exhibition of paintings and ceramics by three up and coming Glasgow-based artists.

I MITCHELL LIBRARY North Street. 22] 7030. Mon—Fri 9.30am—9pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm.

Paula Cox- Artist for Human Rights Until 29 Sept. Cox's work for Amnesty International includes paintings, drawings

I and designs inspired by the human rights

situation in countries such as Peru. Sudan.

('hina. Romania and the Soviet Union. Tenements and Towers Until 29 Sept. An examination of working-class housing in

(ilasgowoverthe last century.

Hong Song Dam 2—31 Oct. Wood engravings by a Korean prisoner of conscience. recently sentenced to 7 years imprisonment for practising his art. Organised by Amnesty International.

I SOS GALLERY l2 Otago Street. Kclvinbridgc. 339 3158. Mon—Sat

; 10am—6pm. Duincities L'ntil 3 Oct. Glasgow's four twin

cities— Dalian. Rostov. Nurnbergand 'I‘urin are represented by their own and Glasgow's artists.

Singaporean Painting Until I 1 ()ct. Paintings by students from the the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Singapore. and by Peter (iraham. recently returned from his post as first ever L' K artist-in-residence there. linergetic. free-thinkingart in oil. acrylic and ink dye. along with Graham‘s paintings of

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Singapore cafe and street life.

See Me 5—3] Oct. Painted depictions ofthe performing arts. from street theatre to concert hall.

I OPEN CIRCLE GALLERY I Iillhead Library. 348 Byres Road, 3397223. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am—lpm. 2—5pm. Closed Wed.

Estuary: Some Art Currents Around at the Lower Clyde Until 1 Nov. Works from various artists. including sculptor George Wyllie.

I PEARCE INSTITUTE 840 Govan Road. 445 19-11 . Mon—Sat 9am—9pm.

Thomas Haig: Paintings Until 30Sept.

The Northern Lights Until 6 Oct. Paintings by Frances Law.

Grineas Nan1990 8—31 Oct. The annual open exhibition ofartists from the Western Isles. brought to Glasgow from Stornoway.

I THE ROWAN GALLERY 36. Main Street. Drymen. 0360 60996. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm.

Mixed Exhibition Until 30 Sept. Paintings. ceramics and glass by contemporary

" Scottish artists.

Scottish Wildlife 6—28 Oct. Original commissioned paintings featuring Scottish wildlife.

I ROYAL SCOTTISH ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND DRAMA I00 Renfrew Street. 332 5057. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.

A Study of South African Musicians Until 7 Oct. Part of the Sechaba (‘nation‘) festival ofcultural resistance to apartheid. Photographs of performers by Wolfgang Konig and L’li Pschewoschny.

John Muafangejo: A Collection Until 7 ()ct. Muafangejo was Namibia's leading graphic artist until his untimely death in 1988. I {is lino cuts depict African people. animals and traditions.

I ST MUNGO'S CATHEDRAL I ligh Street. Mon—Sat 9.30am—7pm; Sun 2—7pm. Cathedral Skyline: Necropolis 29 Sept—31 Oct. Golfhill Primary School‘s Contribution to Glasgow 1990, assisted by Julie Brook. Pupils‘ drawings ofviews from the Necropolis. as well as larger pieces where groups of children worked with charcoal filling in outlines ofthe whole panorama.

I THE SHELTER GALLERY Renfrew ( ‘ourt. 332 623I. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat l0am- 5pm.

Mixed works on display.

I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon-Fri 10.30am—5pm. Sat

10am- 4.30pm. Sun 2—5pm.

You Must Remember This: The Story of Springburn's Cinemas L'ntil 30 ()ct. A nostalgic look at the old days of the golden screen: The ('offin. The Three-Nineteen. The Oxford. The Kinema and othersare featured.

I STIRLING'S LIBRARY Royal Iixchangc Square. 33] 2668. Mon. Tue lllarn- 5pm. Thurs Ill—8pm. I’ri & Sat 10am—5pm. Sun 2— 5pm.

Glasgow City of Architecture L'ntil 31 ()ct. Models. artefacts. trail-maps and videos trace the city 's architectural riches.


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