ART & EXHIBITIONS
I Art is listed first by city than 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 01 the section.
I T G R ANNAN & SONSLTO 164 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 10am—12.30pm.
Jorge Aguilar-Agon: Recent Work Until 3 Nov. Trained as an agriculturalist. Aguilar-Agon started as a pavement chalk artist in Montmartre. moving on topaints when he could afford them. He has travelled widely throughout Europe. received sixteen awards for his work and been described as ‘one of Europe‘s greatest contemporary artists.’ Here he exhibits new work in oils: continental street scenes and seascapes in bright. vivid colours.
Also permanent collection ofGlasgow photograghs and reproductions.
I ART GALLERY 8: MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2-5pm. Cafe. [1)] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk.
Contemporary Art Season: Duncan Shanks Until 28 Oct. Airdrie-born Shanks uses thick brushstrokes and vibrant colour to explore the Clyde Valley landscape and the changing Scottish weather.
The Eclectic Spirit: Imogen Cunningham Until 2 Dec. The first-ever UKexhibition by this pioneering and prolific American photographer. whose work spanned several major developments in the medium. moving from pre-Raphaelism through modernism to multiple-exposure work.
All The World’s A Village: Oscar Marzaroli 1933-1988 Until 6 Jan. Scottish industry and artistry. Highland and Island landscapes. together with Glasgow street life and cityscapes all feature in Marzaroli's sensitive view of Scotland‘s changing face from the mid-50s. taken from the late photographer‘sextensive archive.
Treasures of the Holy Land Until 16 Dec. The only European showing for the largest and most important exhibition ofancient art from Israel ever to travel abroad. comprising nearly 200 antiquities covering all the main archaeological periods from the 11th millennium BC to the end ofthe Byzantine period in the 7th century AD. Many of the artefacts come from famous Biblical sites. and the exhibition as a whole Conveys a fascinating sense ofthe interweaving of peoples and cultures which formed the basis of.ludeo-Christian civilisation.
Contemporary Art Season: Philip Reeves 2--25 Nov. The penultimate exhibition in
i the series by artists with strong Glasgow links. Reeves uses restrained colours and subtle patterns which appear abstract but are in fact his own direct response tothc outside world.
Craft Carousel Until Jan 1991 . Twenty-four craftsmen and craftswomen engaged in a year-long labour oflove.
Keeping Glasgow in Stitches Until the end ofthe 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 wall-hangings. I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 3320808. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
Variety Until 1 Nov. A mixed exhibitionof work by young Scottish contemporary artists. including paintings. jewellery and sculpture.
Graduate Enterprise in Scotland 5—29 Nov. Paintings. jewellery. textiles. ceramics and photography by participants in the Graduate Enterprise Scheme 1983—90.
I BARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe open seven days.
Astrid Balinska: Recent Paintings Until 2
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The Glasgow Boys, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.
Alter all the luss about the wondertul Glasgow Girls exhibition being overly leminlst and destructive because it showed only women’s work, the perlect justification tor that choice is found in the opening exhibition at the new Glasgow Concert Hall. The Glasgow Boys brings together 39 paintings by eleven artists, all of whom are men. This may be deliberate or unavoidable because so many of the women's paintings are on show in Kelvingrove; it is certainly not unusual. A comparison of the two exhibitions shows how ridiculous it is.
The Glasgow Girls serves two art historical purposes, representing tirst those women who worked in the Glasgow Style associated primarily now with Mackintosh; and second those painters who were associated
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with the loose group now known as the Glasgow Boys. The Glasgow Boys exhibition allows us to reassess the offerings of those painters, and the reasons for the exclusion of the women. None can be found. There is whimsy and weak painting in the Glasgow Girls; so too In the Glasgow Boys. There is conservatism in painting styles and subject treatment in both exhibitions. Both also have one painter who stands above the others in almost every respect: E.A. Hornet and Bessie MacNicol. The two knew each other well, and an exhibition placing the two together would be of great interest. In the meantime, we have to cross lrom one side of town to the other. The Concert Hall exhibition organisers should do the same, and take some tips in how to hang paintings: hall of these are invisible because ol glare lrom lights orwindows. (Hilary Robinson)
Nov. New work with a Goya-esque flavour by this Polish artist who lives and works in Spain. Zev Robinson: Recent Works o—23 Nov. The first European exhibition for this Canadian artist. who works mainly in pastels. following sell-out shows in Montreal and New York.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10am—1pm.
A display of 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings and decorative art.
I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Culture and Cuneiform Until 28 Oct. An exhibition of antiquities from Western Asia with a special emphasis on cuneiform — the wedge-shaped strokes used in the writing of ancient cultures.
I CASTLEMILK LIBRARY 100 Castle milk Road. 634 1249.
The South Side Connection Until 26 ()ct. Impressionist-style pen-and-ink drawings and colour prints by Castlemilk-based artist Gari Brown. in a study ofGlasgow architecture south of the river. The exhibition will tour libraries and community venues until February 1991. Contact the above venue or Castlemilk East Resource Centre, 634 0381 .for details.
I CHANGE GALLERY 9 Park Road. 334 0995. Mon—Sat 11am—6pm.
Permanent display of art and artefacts from Africa. India and Indonesia.
In Search ot Oshun 3— 1 7 Nov. Works by contemporary Nigerian artists. who have
exhibited in London. Paris. Berlin and New York. but never before in Scotland. The pictures draw on the traditions and religion of the Yoruba and Ebopeople. but employ contemporary styles and techniques. The exhibition also includes batiks and sculpture.
I COLLINS GALLERY L'niversity of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon-4pm.
Zadok Ben-David 26 Oct—~24 Nov. A major solo exhibition by this now London-based Yemeni sculptor. best known for playful. apparently precarious pieces. in which animal or human forms are arranged in delicate and unexpected balancing acts. Crafted in metal. cement. resin and bright pigment. his work often recalls tables and folk myths. as do his titles. such as "The Amazing Dream ofthe Fish WhoCouldn't Care Less‘.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat mam-5.30pm. Andrew Fitzpatrick and Alan Connell Until 1 Nov. Paintings and drawings by two young Glasgow artists.
Jankel Adler and Josel Herman 08E 5-28 Nov. Paintings and drawings by two Polish artists who fled to Glasgow to escape the Nazis. bringing a Central European flavour to Scottish painting which influenced many of the younger painters of the period. The exhibition is part ofthe Festival ofJewish Culture.
I CORMUNO GALLERY 130 West Regent Street. 204 3708. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm.
East Comes West Until 3 Nov. A mixed exhibition of work by contemporary
Edinburgh artists. I CRAIGIE HALL 6 Rowan Road. 4276884. Sat/Sun only 10am—5pm. The Art Lover's House: Preview Exhibition The completion of the Art Lover‘s House project has been delayed until early 1991, but this show aims to give a foretaste of pleasures to come. Craigie Hall is one of Glasgow‘s most spectacular V ietorian houses. normally open only four days per year. The exhibition includes some ofthe completed work: light fittings, beaten wall panels. wall hangings and furniture. all especially made for the project. And you can go and see the nearly-completed exterior of the Art Lover's House only five minutes‘ walk away. I CRANNILL ARTS PROJECT 18 Saltmarket, Glasgow Cross, 552 2540. Wed-Sun ll.30am—6.30pm; Thurs 11.30am—8.30pm; Sun 1.30—4.30pm. Glaswegians: Photo Survey Archive Until I 1 Nov. A selection from over 30.000 shots of Glasgow people. taken over the last eighteen months by graduates of Cranhill‘s photography courses. The cumulative portrait will form a major photographic archive. Twelve smaller ‘satellite' exhibitions are on show at various venues around the city. I CRAWFURO THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southside Drive. 9503437. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm. John Rankin 5—26 Nov. Photography exhibition. I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. British paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent acquisitions of works by James Kay. W.M. Frazer. Hunter, Peploe. Donaldson and others. I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 48 West George Street, 331 2406. Mon-Sat 9.30am— 5.30pm. William Crosbie RSA RGI: Retrospective Exhibition Until 8 Nov. Covering work from the 40s up to recently completed pictures. this is a selection from Crosbie‘s diary-like output — whatever a day brought. he would try to make some response to it. The results include domestic still lifes. figurative paintings. and Scottish and French landscapes. I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—530pm: Sat 10am—1pm. Sometime in France Until 30 Oct. Recent paintings by David Donaldson. The Scottish Collection 3—28 Nov. A display of work from the Edinburgh Tapestry Company. produced in collaboration with several Scottish artists. The tapestries are based on original paintings. creating striking results in the move from one medium to another. I GATEROUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterﬂy Kingdom). 620 0235. Mon—Fri 1.30—6pm. Sat & Sun 11.30am—5.30pm; closed Tue. David Martin RGI, RSW Until 28 Oct. Recent paintings by this Glasgow-based. (‘olourist-inﬂuenced painter. who works mainly in oils. Mixed exhibition 29 Oct—l7 Nov. A variety of work. including paintings and ceramics. by gallery artists. I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm;Sat 10am—3pm. The 33rd Glasgow Group Annual Exhibition Until 27 Oct. Featuring all the artists in the Glasgow Group. as well as some invited artists from the Basque region of Spain. More of the same exhibition on show at the Glasgow Group Gallery. Strathclyde Schools Exhibition 3—24 Nov. Work by young artists from around the region. I GLASGOW GROUP GALLERY 17 Queen's Crescent. 332 4924. Mon—Fri 11am-6pm. The 33rd Glasgow Group Annual Exhibition Until 27 Oct. Here and at the Glasgow Art Centre. Group members exhibit their work along with that of young artistsfrom the Basque region. 4