ART & EXHIBITIONS
‘Stigmata’ — one of Clark’s trompe l'oeil still lifes. Donald Clark, Recent Work, Glasgow Group Gallery. Until 26 April. Donald Clark must have spent a couple of hours walking a wheelbarrow along an untidy beach and several weeks in his studio arranging into various ‘poses‘ the driftwood and junk he picked up, before capturing his unlikely sculptures in oil.
A question remains about the fish, however. Surely he must have used fresh ones every day. If so, did he buy them from a shop? Dr is the coastline at Leith so attractive that our silver-finned friends chuck themselves onto the sand at every opportunity?
There is, however, no questioning the scale of Clark’s work orthe control
he has over a big canvas. He paints what has been deposited by the tide, arranged in carefully staged forms; formal portraits of dead fish, battered detergent bottles, driftwood, old rope, broken floats, a red and white life belt.
The paintings are so well executed that they trick the eye into seeing three dimensions where there are only two. Emphasising this, Clark includes, ‘taped‘ to a surface behind his salty objects, flat painted images of sea fronts, crashing waves or romantic cliffs. What is real and what is art? appears to be the question Clark asks. (Thomas Duinn)
next to Maryhill Burgh Hall, 24 Gairbraid Avenue, Glasgow 041 946 5912/5032
SPRING EXHIBITION New paintings by Mairi Aitken and Cathy Murray AND
Ceramics by Lorna Watt and Paul Tebble 12 April - 3 May
17s west regent st. glasgow g2 4r1 scotland. (Lu-221mm
New paintings and drawings
4 - 25 April 1991
With Scottish Arts Council Project Funding
Through New Year
and Stephen Boyd. I PAISLEY ART CENTRE New Street. 887 1010. Daily 10am-6pm (lateron performance nights).
A Cry of Innocence L“ mil Sat (1 Apr. Pastel drawings by Kevo. who is serving a life sentence in the Special lfiiit at I lull Prison.
I SCOTLAND STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 42‘) 1202. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 2—5pm.
Designed by ('harles Rennie Mackintosh and now borne to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Iidwardian. Second World War and 1900s schooldays.
The Wind Across the Andes ti mil 7 Apr. An exhibition of ceramics. textiles. photographs. slides and jewellery from Andean cultures. including the Incasand Nazcas and the little known Mapuche people who were never defeated by the Incas or the Spaniards and whose dwindling numbers still live in (bile.
I SPRINGBURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 557 1405. Mon—Hi 10.30am—5pm; Sat mam—4.30pm; Sun 2—5pm.
\Vinner of the 1989 Award for Social and Industrial History and described as the first real community museum in Britain. Springburn Then and Now Views ()ftild Springburn together with modern photographs taken from the same viewpoint as the originals.
I STREET LEVEL 279—281 High Street. 552 2151. Wed—Sat 1 lam—(1pm; Sun 2—4pm. Ecstatic Antibodies Until 14 Apr. Fourteen artists challenge what they see as the media and government depiction of AIDS sufferers as ‘victims. criminals and sexual deviants' by exploring emotional and sexual issues through a variety ofartistic media.
I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm: Sun 2—5..30pm.
Susan Hitler: An Entertainment limit 27 Apr. This large-scale video installation projected onto four walls and using quadrophonic sound is an intensive and sometimes sinister reworking of a children's Punch and Judy show.
Tommy Lydon: The Destroying Angel L'ntil 27 Apr. New paintings in which ‘riehly coloured encrusted surfaces coalesce into human heads and figures. suggestive of the gods of the (‘lassical past and ofother cultures'.
I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street.
552 4813. Mon—Sat noon ~(ipm. Volatile Components t 'ntil 20 Apr. An installation work by .\'ei1(‘hapman.a Scottish artist living in London.
I WASPS 26 King Street. 55205o4. Mon—I-‘ri 9am—5pm; Sat 10..‘s0am--5pm. A shop. exhibition space and resource
centre. with information on work by all
WASI’S artists. slide library and information about how tocommission
Dee Fife: Recent Work Mon .s' 30 Apr.
I THE ASH GALLERY 15o (‘anongatu 556 2160. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Noexhibitions until Apr.
Newlrish Realities tintil Sat 13 Apr. I’owerfully provocative new works from Alastair MacI .ennan. (ierry (ileason and other Irish artists. including installations and performance and strings of energv-producing potatoes.
5 I BARNES a. FITZGERALD ~17b(ieorge
Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat
10.30am—5.30pm. (‘ontemporary glass gaHery.
(‘ontemporary British Studio (ilass.
I LA BELLE ANGELE I Iasties (lose. (‘owgate (next to 36‘) (iallery). 225 277-1. Tue—Sat 8am—5pm. ('afe now open during gallery hours.
Dunoul.: Reminiscences Tue 9—27 Apr.
photography gallery A workshop 279 - 281 high street glasgow 94
MARCH 9 APRIL 14
ONE DAY CONFERENCE
THURS 4th APRIL : lupin
VENUE : GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART FURTHER DETAILS AVAILABLE FROM 4» STREET LEVEL TEL : 041 552 2151
street level Is subsidised by
the scottlsh arts comcll I: glasgow district council wed - sat. 11-6 sm. 12-4 : closed men I. tue
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impressions gallery touring exhibition
The List 5-- 18 April lWl