f lense as it Low has just told her his

5 his hands, has been cropped until he’s all lolded llesh and lingers, with two

Kevin Low: Pictures of People at Street ; Level Gallery, Glasgow until 7 July. : Walk into the Street Level Gallery and 2 you‘ll lind it's been transformed into a l hall ol lame. Black and white portraits

ol Stanley Baxter and painter Alison Watt hang beside Glenda Jackson and ; Julian Clary, in a retrospective ol who’s 3 been to Glasgow, who's become I lamous in Glasgow and who's been ;

} around lor ages and is still tamous in

1991. ; Some of the works are startlineg 5 ettectlve. Peter Brook, with his head in

I bead-like eyes pressed in like an _ atterthought, and Kate Lawrence stares

in wide-eyed horror into the camera

E deepest and darkest secret. Starkly lit

with every wrinkle visible in place, his


Glenda Jackson photographs are beautilully executed, yet Low claims to take the shots with little or no set up time, relying on the mutual rapport with the subject.

Hall a wall is devoted to STV’s NB team; coy Janice, wacky Brian and soul-searching Alan Iargerthan lite and vying tor credibility. And round the corner is Julian Spalding, director of Glasgow Art Galleries, looking moody. He is caught in unlortunate close up, every detail on a huge rasberry ol a nose mercilessly revealed. Giles Havergill, oi the Citizens’ Theatre, is reduced to an in-locus moustache in an out-ol-locus lace.

Rather than a delve into the sitters’ psyche, this is celebrity by design. It is a Sunday supplement kind ol approach -very stylish, buttotally sell-conscious. Art lorlame’s sake. (Beatrice Colin)

Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. Second World War and 1960s schooldays. Acliyilics’lor children include a collection of old games which cart he hired for 50p and played with in the school's playground.

Silk. Satin and Lace L'ntil Zts’Jul. Glaswegian wedding dresses from 1863s. I SPRINGDURN MUSEUM Ayr Street. 55" 14ll5..\1on—I3ri 10.30am—5prrt; Sat lllam—4.3(lpm: Sun 2-—5pm.

Winner of the 1%“) Award for Social and Industrial History and described asthe first real community museum in Britain. Glancing at Dancing Until 11 Aug. A

Springburrt perspective on Glasgow ‘s

erstwhile most popular pastime dancing. with all the glitz and big band glamour that went with it.

I STREET LEVEL 279—281 I Iigh Street. 552

2151. Wed—Sat llam~~bpmz Sun 2—4pm.

Kevin Low: Pictures ol People L'ntil Sun 7 Jul. Stark. close-up portraits of

performers and punters involved in the

Glasgow 199(lcelebrations.

g Douglas Jones: It’s Better to Miss Naples

2 than to Hit Margate L'ntil 7Jul. The first

showing ofJones' six-year photographic


the British seaside resort.

I THIRD EYE CENTRE 350 Sauchiehall

Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat ll)am—5.3(lpm: Sun 2—5.3(lpm.

The BT New Contemporaries 1990-91 Until 13 Jul. Fifteen young artists. selected by an international panel from over 1200

entrants. exhibit sculpture. photography. video and painting in this annual major display of new art. described by The (iuurdiurt as "The natural show ing place loremerging talent'.

I TRANSMISSION GALLERY 28 King Street. 552 4813. Mon—Sat noon—(rpm,

Speed ITnlil Sat 2‘) .lun. 3(l'l‘ransmission regulars were given three weeks to prepare works for this exhibition. Speed. the ctrrators maintain. ‘typil'ies an attittrde amongst a generation of artists currently working in Scotland. and indeed Britain. I WASPS 20 King Street. 552 05M. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat 10.30am-5pnt.

A shop. exhibition space and resource centre. with information on work by all WASI’S artists. slide library and information about how tocommission work.


I THE ASH GALLERY 15o (‘anongate. 55o 2160..\1on—Sat 10am—6pm.

David Seaton: Dn Becoming— Part 1 and Part 2 Until Sat hJul. Mixed media workson paper.

I BARNES & FITZGERALD 47b (ieorge Street. 220 1305. Mon—Sat 10.30am—5.30pm. Contemporary glass gallery.

The Art otthe Paperweight tintil l-‘ri 5Jul. Norman Adam: Recent Paintings tintil Fri 5 Jul.

I CANONGATE TOLBDOTH Royal Mile. 225 242-1. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm.



7900- 7940 Until I 1 July

With the support of the Delegation Culture/le Francoise

Mon-Sat 9.30-5.00; Admission Free

Extended public access supported with Funds from Glasgow District Council

compass gallery

v T 178 west regent st. glasgow g2 4r] scotland. 041-221 mm


Graduates of Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Aberdeen Art Schools

Throughout July Mon - Sat 10.00 - 5.30

lit = 1111191

'0 May . I4 July

Day Ticket 2 1.50 (concession 50p) Open daily:IOam—5pm Sunday:l2-bpm Wheelchair access

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