Rainer Fetting, Glasgow Print Studio until Satt Jun. Berlin’s Rainer Fetting emerged as part of the late-70s Neue Wilde painters, a group whose name refers to the earlier Fauve-orwild animal— painters who also worked in raw contrasting colours, applying paint directly onto canvas without prior working sketches. The outcome, in this first Scottish solo show, pulses with pure vitality: cruder rendered images are made up at big, bold, paint-dripping brushstrokes. In the oil painting, ‘Witches Fire’, trees float in space, while in his portrait ‘Desmond’, the figure emerges out of the paint to be suspended on the surface of the canvas.
Silkscreens, etchings and watercolours are treated in a similar
Rainer Fetting’s auerstuclt I
way. ‘Portrait Of Shaun’, lorexample, consists of tour prints irom the same cross-hatched etching. In each print two different layers at colour lloat across each other, lorclng the image in and out of locus. Byjuxtaposing colours, Felting creates tour prints which tell an entirely different story. Felting aims to make the colour lramework expressive, thus he takes a motit-the Berlin Wall - or a theme - town and lorest— and works it through exhaustively.
Fetting’s method should not be contused with German expressionism. This movement employed strident colour and simplilied lmageryto
; express animist religious sentiments.
Fetting’s work by contrast is rooted in
- the present and demands to be seen.
(Fiona Byrne Sutton)
including a video with a commentary from
veterans. User lol) items include diaries. photographs. bullets. a mortar bomb and the remains of tins ofsardines. bullybeef and jam ~ who‘d have thought asardine
could last more than 75 years'.’
The Carrying Stream Until 14 Jun. A
‘ touring exhibition from Edinburgh
University‘s School of Scottish Studies.
- currentlycelebratingits4()thbirthday. . Archive photographs document the life
and traditions ofcrofting and fishing
; communities. as well as the storytellers.
singers and musicians who passed down Scotland‘s oral heritage
I MAIN FINE ART 34 Gibson Street . 334 8858. Mon-Sat 10am—5.3()pm.
From Natal to the Cape Until Sat 18May. New paintings by Lesley Main. recently returned from Africa.
I MCLELLAN GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street, 331 1854. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—6pm.
Out of Order Until 14 Jul. A triple billfrom three artists with different messages for the industrial culture of the 90s. David Kemp‘s The Tribe That Held The Sky Up involves relics from the last machine age; Jim Whiting's Unnatural Bodies Redeemed are animated sculptures with minds oftheir own and Edinburgh
photographer Ron O‘Donnell presents a retrospective of his work which explains why he regards himself as a ‘fantasy archaeologist of recent civilization‘.
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. 1 Bunhouse Road. 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Thurs 10am—9pm; Sun noon-6pm.
Now featuring rides on a ‘high-tech simulator‘ offering the sights, sounds and sensations of a variety ofdifferent formsof transport.
Abram Games: 60 Years of Design Until Sat 25 May. One of Britain‘s most prolific and succesful graphic designers, Games was the War Office's official posterdesigner from 1941 to 1946.
A Brilliant Car: The Jowett Jupiter at 40 Until 9 Jun. Time was when Jowett was a byword for rugged reliability. Then the Bradford-based company reached the pinnacle of brilliance with the Jupiter, a car of exceptional quality. designed by von Eberhorst.
I 908 GALLERY 1?. Otago Street. Kelvinbridge. 339 3158. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.
Glasgow Belongs Until Wed 29 May. Annual Mayfest celebration ofGlasgow,
from street scenes to architectural splendour, by some twenty artists.
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BDlTloSll DAINTINCS 19111-20111 CLNTIIDY 148 West. Desertl 61 Glasgow C2 QQQ 041331 3003 041-204 0370
MARGARET MORRIS 1891 - 1980 CENTENARY
DRAWINGS PAINTINGS BALLET SKETCHES COSTUME DESIGNS THROUGHOUT MAY
9.30 - 5.30 (excl Sun)
HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University Of Glasgow
PRINTMAKING IN PARIS: 1900-1940 4 May - l 1 July
With support from the Delegation Culturelle Francoise
CONTEMPORARY ART IN SINGAPORE 20 April — 22 June
Mon - Fri 9.30-5.00; Sat 9.30-1.00 Admission Free 041 330 543i
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l0 May . l4 July
Day Ticket £1.50 (concession 50p) Open daily:lOam-5pm Sundown-6pm Wheelchair access
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The List 17— 30 May 199169