ART & EXHIBITIONS
l'—I Art is listed first by city then byvenue, running in alphabetical order. Please send listings details to Art Listings not laterthan 10 days beiore publication date.
NB Museums are listed separately in a selective guide at the end oi the section.
ITS RANNAN 8t SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road, 332 0028. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm. Sat 10am—12.30pm. Christmas Exhibition Until 31 Dec. Mixed exhibition of work by regular gallery artists. Also permanent collection ofGlasgow photographs and reproductions. I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon-Sat lOam—Spm; 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. The Eclectic Spirit: Imogen Cunningham Until 2 Dec. The first-ever UK exhibition 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. Trade Unions Changing the City 17 Nov—2 Dec. An examination of the role played by trade unions in winning improvementsin health. housing and employment opportunities in Glasgow during the 201h century. The exhibition includes some of Glasgow‘s historic Trade Union banners, along with Making May Day: the craft of banner-making in action. All The World‘s A Village: Oscar Marzaroli 1933-1988 Until 6 Ian. 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. Treasures oi the lion Land Until 16 Dec. The only European showing for the largest exhibition of ancient art from Israel ever to travel abroad. covering all the main archaeological periods from the 11th millennium BC to the 7th century AD. The exhibition conveys a fascinating sense of the interweaving ofcultures which formed the basis ofJudeo-(‘hristian civilisation. Contemporary Art Season: Philip Reeves Until 25 Nov. The penultimate exhibition in 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 tothe outside world. Crait Carousel Until Jan 1991 . Twenty-four craftsmen and craftswomen engaged in a year-long labour of love. Keeping Glasgow in Stitches Until the end of 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 wall-hangings. I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 3320808. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Graduate Enterprise in Scotland Until 29 Nov. Paintings. jewellery, textiles, ceramics and photography by participants in the Graduate Enterprise Scheme 1983—90. I ART FROM THE DILLIARD ROOM 217 Sauchiehall Street. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Gallery Launch Exhibition in Nov-22 Dec. A new gallery in a space designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh as abilliard '
stained-glass windows and fireplace. The opening exhibition features paints and prints by the six founding artists: Rosemary Beaton. Lesley Burr, ally
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I BARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat lilam-Spm. Cafe open seven days.
Zev Robinson: Recent Works Until 23 Nov. The first European exhibition for this
room, with original Mackintosh panelling,
Seli Conscious State, Third Eye Centre, Glasgow.
This exhibition is that most rare of Scottish beasts: an unsentimentai (it sell-conscious) perusal of Scottishness and also oi art. Consisting ol truisms, the show’s interest is in the means employed and it is to the artists’ credit that their deconstructive tactics avoid cliche such as tartanry. The maniiest siege mentality is both Scottish and British; in contrast the method is open-ended. This is the intelligence at work in this joint installation by Christine Borland, Kevin Henderson, Craig Richardson, Douglas Gordon and Roddy Buchanan.
The visitor is presented with a set oi clues. Floor paintings drawn irom children's games (hopscotch) and military diagrams (1:1 trench plan, grid reierences) are instructions tor action. A quotation parodies the gloriiication oi the present in terms of the past. Cut irom cement bags, Scottish thistles line a wall. Next door, the wall is anointed with St Andrew‘s blue, inlaid with a matrix 01 British crown emblems. The lacing wall ieatures columns oi 1440 art-world names.
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What is not said is significant; these people are simultaneously an institutional and geographical map oi Scotland. On the iloor, a circle oi houses and a triangle oi Portakabin loos are also decoys. It is the circle and triangle which matter, like counters in a game. As the third room‘s stripped brick column makes clear, nothing is as it appears; a steel column and joist are revealed. Four crowns materialise through the wall, white on white, ostensibly invisible. The white on white device is repeated: powder is sprinkled on a glass shell. Light shines through the gaps casting a skeletal shadow. The colours blue, green and orange also glide almost coincidentally throughout the exhibition.
The floor code at the exhibition entrance reads RSVP. The visitor is left room to manoeuvre through being part oi the process. Overall, the method is somewhat illustrational. Only Craig Richarson’s enigmatic work Extraction and Its Negative exists purely on its own terms. Resistance here is turned into art. (Fiona Byrne Sutton)
(‘anadian artist, who works mainly iii pastels. following sell-out shows in Montreal and New York.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 2265413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat
A display of 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings and decorative art.
I BAY TREE CAFE 403 Great Western Road. 334 5898. Tue—Sun 10am—9pm. Exhibitions by local artists and art students. changing every month.
Jackie Marne Until 30 Nov.
I DURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—-5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
The Age ot Van Gogh: Dutch Painting 1880-1895 10Nov—10 Feb 1991 . The first, and the only British. showing for this ambitious exhibition, organised by the Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam. Fifteen works by Van Gogh provide the focal point for an exploration of his development in relation to that ofhis contemporaries, demonstrating the revolutionary changes in Dutch painting during the period.
I CASTLEMILK EAST RESOURCE CENTRE 9/11 Ballantay Quad, 634 0381.
The South Side Connection Until 26 Oct. An exhibition ofdrawings and colour prints by Castlemilk-based artist Gari Brown, touring community venues until February 1991 ; contact the above venue 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 oi Oshun Until 17 Nov. Works by contemporary Nigerian artists, who draw on the traditions and religion ofthe Yoruba and Ebo peoples. while employing contemporary styles and techniques.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682. Mon-Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon—4pm.
Zadok Ben-David Until 24 Nov. A major solo exhibition by this Yemeni sculptor. best known for playful. apparently precarious pieces. in which animal or human forms are arranged in delicate and unexpected balancing acts.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat l0am-5.30pm. Jankel Adler and Josei Herman OBE Until 28 Nov. Paintings and drawings by two Polish artists who ﬂed to Glasgow to escape the Nazis. The Central European ﬂavour they brought to Scottish painting inﬂuenced many younger painters of the period.
I CORMUND GALLERY 130 West Regent Street. 204 3708. Mon—Sat 9am-5pm.
The Edinburgh School 16 Nov—23 Dec. Works by William Gillies. Ann Redpath and Robin Phllipson.
I CRAIGIE NALL 6 Rowan Road, 427 6884. Sat/Sun only 10am—Spm.
The Art Lover's House: Preview Exhibition
The completion of the Art Lover‘s Houﬂ project has been delayed until early 1991 ,
! but this exhibition includes some ofthe ' finished work: light fittings. beaten wall panels. wall hangings and furniture, in one of Glasgow‘s most spectacular Victorian houses.
I CRANRILL ARTS PROJECT 18 Saltmarket. Glasgow Cross. 552 2540. Wed—Sun ll.30am—6.30pm. Thurs 11.30am—8.30pm. Sun l.30—4.30pm. Glaswegians: Photo Survey Archive Until 17 Nov. A selection from over 30.000 shots of Glasgow people. taken over the last eighteen months by graduates of Cranhill‘s photography courses. Twelve smaller ‘satellite‘ exhibitions are on show at various venues around the city.
Posters Paris Glasgow 21—24 Nov. Zanzibar‘i of Paris and Central designs of Glasgow come together for the first time
in an exhibition of powerful street posters. reﬂecting the campagning issues ofthe labour and progressive movements.
I CRAWFORD THEATRE Jordanhill College. 76 Southside Drive, 9503437. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm.
John Rankin Until 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 2(lth centuries. Recent acquisitions of works by James Kay. W.M. Frazer. Hunter. Peploe. Donaldson and others.
I EWAN MUNDY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am— 5.30pm.
Mixed Exhibition 9—27 Nov. Modern British and Scottish paintings, drawings and prints.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
The Scottish Collection Until 28 Nov. work from the Edinburgh Tapestry Company. based on original paintings by Scottish artists. Some striking effects are created in the move between different media.
I GATEROUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterﬂy Kingdom), 6200235. Mon—Fri 1.30—6pm. Sat and Sun 11.30am—5.30pm; closed Tue. Mixed exhibition Until 17 Nov. A varietyof work. including paintings and ceramics. by gallery artists.
IsraeliArtists l8 Nov—1 Dee. Lithographs by past and present Israeli printmakers. along with bronze sculptures by Amos Gilboa.
I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm; Sat 10am—3pm.
Strathclyde Schools Exhibition Until 24 Nov. Work by young artists from around the region.
I GLASGOW GROUP GALLERY 17 Queen‘s Crescent. 332 4924. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. Sculpture-Related Until 29 Nov. Wall-mounted pieces. small-scale works and drawings by various Group members. including George Wyllie and Jim Connell. I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Vier Plus Four: Glasgow-Berlin Book Project 10—24 Nov. Framed pages. along with additional drawings and paintings. from a limited edition book produced by artists and writers from Glasgow and Berlin. including Alisdair Gray and Liz Lochhead. The Glaswegians respond to Berlin, the Berliners to Glasgow.
Ana Maria Pacheco Until 24 Nov. Sculpture, prints and drawings by this Brazilian-born artist.
I GLASGOW ROYAL CONCERT HALL West Nile Street. 332 3123. Mon—Sun 10am—4.30pm.
Scottish Press Photography Awards 1989 Until 30 Nov. Prize-winning pictures by full-time and freelance photographers from all over Scotland. The Revolution Table/Signs and Miracles 1 Nov—8 Dec. Two exhibitions centring on the activities of a group of East German
54 The List 9 — 22 November 1990