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 belore publication date.
no Museums are listed separately in a selective guide at the end of the section.
I T G R ANNAN G SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road. 3320028. Mon—Fri 10am—5pszat 10am—12.30pm. Mixed show ofworks by various artists. Permanent collection ofGlasgow photographs and reproductions. I ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10am—10pm; Sun noon-6pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Contact the enquiry desk. Rembrandt by llimsell Until 20Jan. Rembrandt was keen on self-portraits. producing at least 75 ofthem in his lifetime. This exhibition features a selection of his etchings and four oil paintings. Contemporary Art Season: Ken Currie Until 13 Jan. Ninety-seven linocuts depicting the life of a Glasgow down-and-out illustrate Currie's belief in the Continuing importance of Socialist Realism in art. Treasures of the Holy Land Until 20] an. The largest exhibition of ancient art from Israel ever to travel abroad. covering all the main archaelogical periods from the 11th millennium BC to the 7th century AD. Lucie Rie and Hans Coper Until 17 February. Two of the century‘s most inspirational ceramicists who count Oriental art and modernist sculpture among their influences. Keeping Glasgow in Stitches L'ntil 31 March. The unveiling of the twelve panels created in situ during the year by anyone who felt like joining in. I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 3320808. Mon—Sat l0am—5pm. New Year Show Until 31 Jan. Mixed show of paintings by the gallery's regular artists. I ART FROM THE BILLIARO ROOM 217 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3711. Mon—Sat Illam—Spm. Originally designed as a billiard room by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. with his own panelling and stained glass windows. Glasgow 1990 Retrospective Throughout Jan. An artistic look back at Glasgow‘s glorious reign as Europe‘s Cultural Capital. I BARBIZON GALLERY College Lands. High Street. 553 1990. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe open seven days. Mixed Exhibition Until 20 Jan. Oil paintings and works on paper by 25 Scottish and English artists. I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat 10am—1pm. 19th and 20th century Scottish paintings and decorative art. I BASIL’S VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT 184 Dumbarton Road. 337 1416. Daily noon—9.30pm; Fri/Sat noon—10.30pm. Moira Gllmoun New Work Until 1 Feb. I BAY TREE CAFE 403 Great Western Road. 334 5898. Tue—Sun 10am—9pm. Exhibitions by local artists and art students, changing monthly. I BUCHANAN'S RESTAURANT Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. 2 Sauchiehall Street. 3323163. Daily 1 lam—late. Mixed Exhibition Until 31 Jan. Show of work by young Scottish artists. organised by Art Exposure. I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed 10am— 10pm; Sun noon—6pm. The Age of Van Gogh: Dutch Painting 1880-1895 Until 10 Feb. An exhibition organised by the Rijksmuseum Vincent van Gogh in Amsterdam for the centenary ofthe artist‘s death. Fifteen works by Van Gogh provide the focal point for an exploration of his development in relation
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The Scottish Lithograph, Glasgow Print Studio.
Exhibitions 01 gallery artists are the tall-back of Christmas or summer shows, when galleries either want to sell off stoclt or go on holiday. They are often a mish-mash ol bin-ends, silly-season work that no one wants to think about too closely. it’s refreshing then to see the Glasgow Print Studio opening the year with a thought-through exhibition ol artists associated with their workshop.
Rather than have a theme of content, the exhibition has a technical theme: lithography. This obviously draws attention to the technical side of the work, and acts as a showcase for the extremely professional approach oi the Studio. Within this there are of course variations according to artist, some 01 whom understand the graphic possibilities ol lithograph very well, and others who would probably be happier stilt-screening.
The highpoint ol the more than 40 works by nineteen artists is a single Elspeth Lamb print, recalling her recent one-woman show, where supreme technical ability is matched by the desire to produce an image that
Dominic Synder‘s Happy Man, 1989.
says something visually. On the other hand, an artist such as Alan Cox has produced a couple of much slighter pieces, where the overlapped colours result in hues that seem more accidental than good judgement. Dorothy Black is represented by two of her images at women’s torsos, both strong and decorative, reminiscent of the approach taken by Sonia Boyce in the loregrounding ol the fabric patterns of blouses.
Adrian Wiszniewslti has one rather heavily handled piece (too much black) and one whose lightness of touch, and reliance on the seductive quality of the paper on which it is printed, interestingly belles its subject: Ritual Killing. Joseph Urie’s work is competent but reductive in content, reminiscent of the illustrations to a book of fairy tales. With Itnee-jerlt subject matter Illte ‘Beauty and the Beast' (a weil-wom Urie theme, always left in the realm of the Romantic) he must expect ltnee-jerlt reactions. Elaine Kowalsiti is one at those deceptive artists: she makes it look so easy, but not a line is out oi place, not one colour is wrong, not one sentiment ls under-estimated. (Hilary Robinson)
to that of his contemporaries. demonstrating the revolutionary changes in Dutch painting during the period.
I CASTLEMILK EAST RESOURCE CENTRE 9/11 Ballantay Quad. 6340381.
The South Side Connection Until February. A touring exhibition of drawings and colour prints by Castlemilk-based artist Gari Brown; contact the above address for venue details.
I CHANGE GALLERY 9 Park Road. 334 0995. Mon—Sat 1 1am—6pm.
Permanent display of art and artefacts from Africa. India and Indonesia.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm: Sat noon—4pm.
An Economy 01 Signs 12 Jan—16 Feb. Pictures by eight Indian photographers from Delhi and Bombay which explore India's history and diverse cultures. Although most of these photographers have never exhibited outside India. they include Sooni Taraporezela. who wrote the script and took the stills forSa/aam Bombay.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 637i). Mon—Sat 10am--5.30pm. Christmas Exhibition Until 30 Jan. Works by a variety of artists. including paintings. prints. sculpture. jewellery and ceramics. I CORMUNO GALLERY 130 West Regent Street. 204 3708. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm. Mixed show ofpaintings from stock.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.3(1am—5.30pm.
The Winter Collection Small British paintings from the 19th and 20th centuries. including Cadell. Fergusson. Howson. Peploe. Donaldson and Redpath.
I EWAN MUNOY FINE ART 48 West George Street. 331 2406. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
Modern British and Scottish Contemporary Paintings, Drawings and Prints Throughout Jan. Redpath. Donaldson. D.Y. Cameron and others.
I FINE ART SOCIETY 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—1pm.
19th and 20th century Scottish paintings on display throughout January.
I GATEROUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road (gallery at entrance to Butterfly Kingdom). 620 (1235. Mon—Fri 1.30—6pm; Sat and Sun 1 1 .30am—5.3()pm: closed Tue. Christmas Exhibition Until mid Jan. Mixed works by artists including Ethel Walker. Catriona Campbell. Sandy Murphy. Marj Bond and Alexandra Gardner. as well as
' jewellery and ceramics.
I GLASGOW ART CENTRE 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. Mon—Fri 10am—8pm: Sat 1(1am—3pm.
Rugs from Finland Until 2 Feb.
I GLASGOW GROUP GALLERY 17 Queen's Crescent. 332 4924. Mon—Fri 11am—6pm. Summa Theologia Until 3 Feb. The Glasgow Group's ‘summing up' ofthe year‘s cultural events.
I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 5520704. Mon—Sat lilam—5.3()pm.
The Scottish Lithograph Until 9 Feb. A group show which highlights the work produced at the studio over the last four years and includes some new pieces by John Houston. Harry Holland and Joseph Urie.
I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—5pm: Sat 10arn—noon.
Tennants Caledonlan Design Competition Until 15 Jan.
The Schlitz Class ol 90/91 1 l— 16 Jan. This year 89 students from various departments accepted Schlitz' invitation to produce any kind of branded design. ‘from a catsuit toa can crusher‘. which could be used to promote the beer. The winning entries will be shown in the Mackintosh Museum.
I RARBINGERS 417 Great Western Road. 3399999. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Works from the gallery's collection. including watercolours and ink drawings. I RUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1pm. Next exhibition Margaret Mee's Amazon starts 2 Mar.
I INTERDEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall. 24 Gairbraid Ave. 9465912. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm.
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