Liz Rideal: Photobooth Collages, Portlollo Gallery, Edinburgh.

All oi us, at some point, have taken a sell-portrait in a photobooth. It comes as a surprise, then, to realise how little this ubiquitous medium at sell-representation has been used by artists; in this country, the only two who spring to mind are Susan Hitler and Liz Rideal.

While Hiller uses the machine to explore ideas about lragmentation and reality, Rideal inserts photobooth images at the body into larger, otherwise neutral, pictures. In the works on show at Portlollo, she uses photos at her hands and arms which,


when stuck into a huge collage. make up a ‘drawing’ at another object. She does this by making caretul plans ol the object she wishes to create, charting out what she needs to do in each lrame oi the tour-photo strip. The strips are then made into a collage, without being cut, on canvases that may total nine leet in length.

Downstairs in the gallery are images representing the tour seasons blossom, a strawberry, a chestnut in a split shell and a bare wintertree. Upstairs, meanwhile, there are two images representing sections ol the manuscript score lor Purcell's Fairy Queen one titled Autumn, the other

Winter the Score.


striking contrast between what you see at a distance—a strawberry, say-and what you see close up - lots at hands- the works upstairs have a particular lasclnation. Here the hands dance a steady but idiosyncratic rhythm across the image in response to Purcell’s music playing in the background. Rideal’s hands shape themselves into a score written in Purcell's hand and, as in music, passages ol the image lorm complex patterns when studied closely. A treble clel downstairs is labulously rococo - its swirls and lightness masking a true seriousness ol intent. (Hilary Robinson)

552 0704. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Joseph Urie: New Works Until 16 Mar. ‘Deeply lyrical and mood evoking‘. Urie works consisently through various ideas and themes. using recurring images such as a dog. a fish or lovers.

I GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART 167 Renfrew Street. 332 9797. Mon—Thurs 10am—8pm; Fri 10am—5pm; Sat lilam—noon.

Work lrom the Painting Department Until 2 Mar.

Work lrom the Fine Art Photography Department 2~15 Mar.

I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 liillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1 pm.

Next exhibition Margaret Mee’s Amazon 2

- Mar-27 Apr. Thirty large botanical watercolours painted in the Brazilian Amazonia by one of the century 's most intrepid artist-travellers.

I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5pm; Sat 9.30am— 1pm. A Sense ol Touch Extended until 28 Feb. A rare opportunity to handle all those exciting objects usually kept in glass cases. I INTEROEC GALLERY Maryhill Burgh Hall. 24 Gairbraid Avenue. 946 5912. Mon—Fri 10am—5.30pm; Sat 10am—4pm. Next exhibition Underwater Photography starts 16 Mar.


Margaret Mee's ‘Noeregelia margaretae' at the Hunterian Art Gallery.

See listing under Art Gallery & Museum. I KIBBLE PALACE Botanic Gardens. Great Western Road. Daily 10am—4. 15pm. Coming to Hand: An Exhibition olSculpture ior Touching Until 24 Feb. Works bysix sculptors designed particularly for the blind and partially sighted.

I LlLLlE ART GALLERY Station Road. Milngavie. 956 2351 ext 226. Tue—Fri 11am-5pm and 7—9pm; Sat and Sun 2—5pm. Closed Mon.

Selection of works. including the Jean Eardley drawings. from the permanent

Detail lrom Victoria Bernie's ‘We Are Strangers’ at Edinburgh Printmakers Workshop.

collection throughout Feb.

I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1854. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Thurs 10am-10pm; Sun noon—6pm. Scotland Creates: 5000 Years at Art and Design Until 1 Apr. The firstever collaboration between Scotland‘s national galleries. libraries and museums. this exhibition spans the country‘s entire history of artistic production. The central theme is Scotland as a land ofopposites. with contrasts explored through exhibits, from painting and sculpture to furniture and industrial design. Sec 0an section for details of events in connection with this exhibition.

I 908 GALLERY 12 Otago Street. Kelvinbridge. 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.

Contemporary Colourists Until 27 Feb. Twelve Scottish artists whose figurative work is notable for its imaginative use of colour. The contributors include recent art school graduates and established artists.


Library. 348 Byres Road. 339 7223. Mon—Fri 9.30am—8pm; Sat 9.30am- 1 pm.

2—5pm. (‘losed Wed.

Jens Roulecke: Works on Paper Until 28 Feb. The first one-man show in Glasgow by this German artist in whose work confrontations. and their effect on human beings. are a central issue.

I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 1202. Mon—Sat



16 February - 16 March 1991

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NOW until lst April 1991 McLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall St., Glasgow Open daily 10am - 5pm Sundays 12 6pm Thursdays until 10pm Admission £2 Concession 50p Family Ticket £4

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