ART & EXHIBITIONS
Edinburgh Until 9 Mar.
Capital Environment Until 28 Feb. A photographic display in the Edinburgh Room.
I COLLECTIVE GALLERY 166 High Street. 220 1260. Wed-Sat 12.30—5.3()pm: Sun 2-5.30pm.
Stephen Hunter: Work 9 Feb—3 Mar. Sculpture and installations which extol labour as ‘the foundation ofhuman freedom‘. a liberating activity which has allowed humans to rise above nature. while simultaneously condemning the dehumanising effects ofcapitalism.
I EDINBURGH COLLEGE OF ART Lauriston Place. 229 931 l. Mon—Thurs10am—8pm: Fri lilam—5pm;Sat/Sun10am—2pm. WASPS With CALA '91 9 Feb—1 Mar. More than 200 mixed media works by 120artists from the WASPS studio. including Dorothy Black. Lesley Burr and Peter llowson. Sponsored by CALA property developers.
Monica Giurgiu Until 17 Feb. Ceramic and
porcelain sculptures by a Romanian artist.
I EDINBURGH PRINTMAKERS WORKSHOP AND GALLERY 23 Union Street. 557 2-179. Mon—Sat “lam—5.30pm.
Three Edinburgh Artists Until 23 Feb. New work — prints. paintings and drawings - by Vickie Bernie. Colin Lawson andJo Milne. graduates of Edinburgh College of Art. All artists work with abstract. geometric forms and share similar influences. The exhibition is described as ‘an oasis ofcalm in a turbulent world‘.
I FILMI‘IOUSE Lothian Road. 228 2688. Mon—Sat noon~l 1pm; Sun 6.30—1 1pm. Permanent display of Cuban Film Prints. I FINE ART SOCIETY 137 George Street. 220 6370. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm: Sat lilam—lpm.
Scottish Paintings: 1800—1950 Throughout Feb.
I FLYING COLOURS GALLERY 35 William Street. 225 6776. Tue—Fri l lam—6pm; Sat 10am~ 1 pm.
lan Cook and A. B. Jasinski Until 7 Mar. Still lifes. landscapes anti nudes.
I THE FRENCH INSTITUTE 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. Mon—Fri 9.3(lam—-5.30pm: Sat 9.30am—1 .30 pm. Myer Lacombe: Paris Collages Until 8 Feb. The lirst of a series ofl.acome's exhibitions based on European cities which capture the mood of the metropolis using colour. shape and contemporary printed ephemera. La Bourgogne en Bouche: Portraits de Chefs 16Feb— 15 Mar. Famous French photographer and gastronome..lean-Marc Tingaud's photographs of six chefs from Dijon are accompanied by their reflections on their lives and loved ones. llis still-lifes celebrate French cuisine as an art and an expression ofcreativity. ('oinciding with this event is a round-table (iusirmiomy: a Fine .4 rt on 14 Feb. Book in advance.
I THE FRUITMARKET GALLERY Market Street. 225 2383. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm: Thurs 10am -7pm: Sun noon—5.30pm. The gallery will be closed until further notice.
I GALERIE MIRAGES Raeburn Place. 315 2603. Mon- Fri ltlam-5pszat
Chapai: The Art of Hand Block Printing Until 6 Apr. Hand-printed textiles. mainly from lndia. including bedcovers. tablecloths and some prints.
I GALLERY OF MODERN ART Belford Road. 556 5921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm. [1)] Cafe.
The gallery's justly renowned cafe isopen Mon Sal 10.30am 4.3llpszun
The permanent display includes works by Dali. Magritte and Picasso.
Howard Hodgkin lintil 2-1 Feb. ()neof Britain's foremost artists. I lodgkin is distinguished by the vitality and richness of colour and texture in his work. This exhibition concentrates on his smaller pictures. many of them painted in the
191‘“ is. They will also be shown in
Anthony Gormley: Present Time, National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh.
To understand or appreciate Anthony Gormley’s intention with his work it is necessary to have a piece of basic information. Each of his sculptures, which look like generalised human forms, is in fact a perfect cast. For the majority of his work, Gormley casts his own body in plaster, covering himself (or rather, being covered) to a depth of about an inch. Each section is then removed, and ratherthan a ‘positive’ being taken from the resulting ‘negative’ shell, the shell is put back together then covered with thin lead soldered into position. What we are left with is an object that resembles a man’s body on the outside, but is a perfect reproduction of a particular body on the inside — not a solid reproduction, but a space that is perfectly shaped in the form of Gormley’s body.
Knowing this, his work takes on a somewhat ditferent atmosphere and feeling of intent. Some pieces have made consideration of interior and exterior space, skin and bodily cavities quite explicit, through displaying the orifices of the male body- holes
; piercing the lead and plaster at the
mouth and the anus for instance. More recently, Gormley has been exploring the double figure, though again using only his own body as reference. In Derry, on the castle walls, two figures stand back to back, arms outstretched in a crucifix position, holes where their eyes are, joined by the skin of lead.
Present time is a double-figure piece recently bought by the Gallery of Modern Art. One figure stands, feet together, arms by his sides, bound by the small strips of lead. The other figure is on top, upside down, arms stretched out, feet apart, covered in large, smooth expanses of lead. Neither has a head —they are joined neck to neck. It must be nearly twelve foot high. it’s a powerful piece, but unfortunately its power is diminished by the fact that it has to be viewed from the front- its back is to the wall, and a rope prevents you from walking around it. Although there must be justifiable worries about the stability of the work, the whole point of it is a consideration of bodily relations to space: a consideration that is thwarted and undermined by its present placing. There has to be a better way of showing it. (Hilary Robinson)
Barcelona and Dublin.
I GRAEME MURRAY GALLERY 15 Scotland Street. 5566020. Tue—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am— 1 pm.
Graeme Murray er al will be at the annual Madrid art festival in February. so no more exhibitions here until March.
I HANOVER FINE ART 22a Dundas Street. 5562181. Mon~Fri lllam—6pm: Sat 10am—4pm.
Nigel Grounds: Recent Works in lnkand Watercolours 9—25 Feb.
Gallery Artists: Mixed Exhibition 9—25 Feb. I HOLYROOD HOUSE Canongate. 556 1096. Mon—Sat 9.30am—-3.45pm.
Windsor in Watercolour Until 16 Mar. From the Royal Collection. 32 drawings and watcrcolours by Thomas and Paul Sandby. including many of their finest Windsor watercolours.
I ITALIAN INSTITUTE H2 Nieolson Street . 668 2232. Mon-Fri lllam—5pm.
Biancarlo lacomucci: Works on Papers Feb—2 Mar.
I MALCOLM INNES GALLERY 67 ( ieorgc Street. 226 4151. Mon-Fri 9.3(lam—6pm;
Spring Sale 12 Feb—2 Mar.
I NATIONAL GALLERY OF SCOTLAND The Mound. 556 8921. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Watercolours by Edward Lear 8 Feb—28 April. There was nothing nonsensical about the several thousand landscape paintings and drawings produced by Lear during his lifetime. which is probably why they only recently began to receive any recognition. The 42 works on show are from the collection of Sir Steven Runciman and were mostly painted by Lear during his extensive journeys in the Eastern Mediterranean. particularly Greece and the lonian islands.
I NATIONAL LIBRARY OF SCOTLAND George IV Bridge 226 4531 . Mon—Fri 9.30am—8.30pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm: Sun 2—5pm.
Lairds. Libraries and Lullabies Until 10 Mar. Marking the Diamond Jubilee ofthe National Trust for Scotland. an exhibition of the Trust's book treasures. along with
portraits. silver. ceramics. furniture anﬂ toys. reveals the lifestyles of the lairds and their families in some ofScotland‘s country houses over the past 400 years. Story-telling sessions are from 4—4.30pm every Thursday until 7 Mar.
I OPEN EYE GALLERY 75 Cumberland Street. 557 1020. Mon—Fri l0am-6pm.Sat 10am—4pm.
All exhibitions until 14 Feb.
Louise Johnstone: Paintings
Edwina Ellis: Wood Engravings Contemporary British Teapots
I PORTFOLIO GALLERY 43 Candlemaker Row. 220 191 l. Tue—Sat noon—5.30pm. Bert Hardy Until 9 Feb. ‘Serious documentarist. brilliant war photographer. highly regarded advertising photographer. as well as the man whose eye and heart were always at home in the daily life of the ordinary British.‘
Liz Rideal 16 Feb—l6 Mar. Rideal makes use of photobooth imagery in her abstract. large scale artworks. In this series of commissioned works she explores the relationship between music and visual art by reconstructing. on a grid system. the score of Purcell's The Fairy Queen.
I PORTRAIT GALLERY Queen Street , 556 8921. Mon—Sat ltlam-Spm: Sun 2—5pm. Francis Frith’s Egypt Until 14 Apr.
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Victorian photographs of Egypt.
One ofthe great travel photographers of the last century. Frith was the second European to explore the Nile beyond the sixth Cataract. lie determined to provide as faithful a representation as possible of what he saw for the folks back home ,
braving near impossible conditions and endless rounds ofcrocodile chops. 'fricd and boiled and curried‘.
I OUEEN'S HALL Clerk Street. Box Office 6682019. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Cafe. Contemporary Paintings. Etchings and Silk Screen Prints Until 3 Mar. including works by Brian Kelly. David Toner. Dorothy Black. Claudia Petretti and Lesley Main. I RICHARD DEMARCO GALLERY Blackfriars Church. Blackfriars Street (off High Street). 5570707. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
All exhibitions on throughout Feb.
The Many Faces of Richard Demarco.
Works By the Sisters of the Carmelite Monastery, Ouiddenham.
Edna Whyte: Drawings of Luing.
Bums. Beuys and Beyond An exploration of the artist‘s role as social critic and visionary. focusing on the poet and artist as personified by Burns and German avant-garde artist Joseph Beuys.
Two Hungarian Artists Works by Pal Gerber and Adam Balint.
I ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN lnverleith Row. 552 7171. Mon—Sat 9am—sunset; Sun Ham—sunset. Cafe. [D].
The Bomeo-style longhouse
Living in a Bainforest A Borneo-style forest
house. containing many south-east Asian
54 The List 8 - 21 February 1991