Exhibitions are listed alphabetically by venue. For Edinburgh Art see separate Festival section. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our otlices at least ten days belore publication. Art and Exhibitions listings compiled by Miranda France.
IT 8: RANNAN & SONS LTD 164 Woodlands Road, 332 0028. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—12.30pm.
Works by various artists and permanent collection of Glasgow photographs and reproductions.
I ART GALLERY G MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 103m—5pm;Thurs 10am—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. [D] Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Ask at the enquiry desk.
From Tumer’s Studio Until 1 Sept. Twenty-nine oil paintings from the Turner Bequest at the Tate Gallery — a collection of the works found in Turner's studio after his death. including unfinished works and preparatory studies. Turner’s oil sketches form the core of the exhibition and various paintings and sketches represent different stages in his life.
The Age olTumer Until 1 Sept. A complementary, scene-setting look at the work of Turner‘s contemporaries, including works by Daniel Alexander, Alexander Nasmyth and Sam Bough which illustrate the changing attitude towards landscape-painting from mid-18th to early 19th century.
The Floating World: Japanese Prints 61750—1850 Wed 28 Aug-6 Oct. As part of Britain'sJapan 1991 festival. the Art Gallery is exhibiting from its own collection some 60 brightly coloured woodblock prints by artists of the Ukiyo-e. or ‘pictures of the ﬂoating world‘. school of painting. Prominent among the painters are Hokusai. Hiroshige and Utamaro, and the images include depictions oflegcndary Japanese heroes, landscapes and geishas. Art tor industry: The Glasgow Jepan Exchange of 1878 Wed 28 Aug—5 Jan. Industrial relations have not always necessarily been strained between Britain and Japan — this exhibition is a testament to Glasgow‘s role in the 19th century
modernisation ofJapan and includes some i
200 items — ceramics. musical instruments. paper and fabrics — which were sent asa gift to Glasgow from the Japanese Government.
Brian Jenkins: Wound Until 29 Sept. The latest in the Art Gallery‘s New Arts season, Jenkins‘ installation expresses the difficulty and pain experienced by the physically disabled. by requiring the viewer to overcome various obstacles before he or she can see the ‘art‘.
I ART EXPOSURE 53 West Regent Street. 332 0808. Mon—Sat 10am-6pm. Introductions Until 31 Aug. Exhibition of work by Printmaking and Drawing and Painting graduates of Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College ofArt.
I ART FROM THE BILLIARO ROOM 217 Sauchiehall Street. 332 3711. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Originally designed as a billiard room by Charles Rennie Mackintosh. with his own panelling and stained-glass window.
Summer Exhibition Until 31 Aug. A
IMAGES OF WOMEN
Acts 01 Small Signiticance at Street Level Gallery, until 1 Sept.
The idea oi the personal representing the political has been around at least since the iemlnist movement came to the lore in the 70s -the idea being that even the most banal and seemingly normal aspects oi a woman’s personal Ille together lorm part at the political oppression 01 all women. Both installation works currently on show at Street Level seem to be very much inlluenced by this idea. The title at the exhibition, ‘Acts 01 Small Signiticance’, suggests locuslng on the seemingly unimportant and personal and, in the context at women’s relations with men, this is what the work at the two Glasgow-based artists does. Rebecca Finch concentrates on one woman's private lite, while Rachel Meehan deals with prostitution and attitudes towards sexually active women.
Finch’s installation comprises three slide-projectors, two at which show lixed images- one a close-up ot a pair at earrings on a dressing-table, the other 01 a woman tioating in water— together intended to evoke the rituals
of cleansing and preparation. The third ;
shows various lragments at what seems to be the woman's personal diary, handwritten in chalk on the dressing-table suriace. The intention seems to have been to create a dream-like leeling, implying your entrance into the woman’s private thoughts. However, it does not quite succeed, partly because the text is illegible and obscured, but also
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because the surrounding gallery and the slide-projector themselves remain too apparent. The ettect is perhaps not strong enough to carry the idea.
Rachel Meehan’s work is certainly more powertul, and uses a combination oi slides and text. The atmosphere oi her installation is more like that oi a chapel, with its subdued light and Iecterns bearing Bible-like books. She also uses spoken and written language, trom simple lists oi adjectives, to dictionary delinltions and Biblical quotations. ‘lt is a woman who brings shame and disgrace’ is one quotation lairly typical oi the whole, all of which illustrates moralistic and abusive views 01 prostitutes, and, indeed, 01 women generally. This . quotation is printed on the glass which I encloses a box containing a Holy Communion medal and rosary beads, alongside some contraceptive devices. The slide images are all ol discarded condoms, apparently all photographed in the same Glasgow street over a ' period oi one week. You have to spend ; some time in this room to read all oi the
text and listen to the tape, but the work ' undoubter gets its point across about abuse and violation.
Together the two pieces at work - attempt to consider the intimate and
personal in women’s lives, though they
do this in very dilterent ways. The ideas
may not be new, but the exhibition is
certainly worth seeing — it only as an
illustration of the ways slide
photography can be used in installation work. (Katrina M. Brown)
selection of works, including paintings. drawings, ceramics and sculptures. by recent graduates from four Scottish art schools. Also included in the exhibition are works by the gallery‘s founder
1 members and other well known Scottish
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath
‘ Street. 226 5413. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat by appointment.
19th and 20th century paintings from stock.
I BAY TREE CAFE 403 Great Western Road. 334 5098. Tue—Sun 10am—9pm. Fred Brock: Recent Works Until 2 Sept.
I BELLGROVE STATION BILLBOARD PROJECT Bellgrove Station (Queen Street to Springburn line).
I Simon Grennan and Christopher Sperandio: ' Posterwork Installation Until 31 Aug.
‘mutual manipulation‘, ‘a pair ofbladeless scissors‘. ‘the Cross ofSt Andrew' . .. Make of it what you will - this is the last in a year-long series ofthought-provoking billboard posters, organised and co-ordinated by Alan Dunn. and installed at Bellgrove Station.
I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road, 649 7151. Mon—Sat lOam-Spm; Wed 10am—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. [D]
The collection of Edwardian tycoon William Burrell housed in a purpose-built gallery which is itself a work ofart.
hlingei - The Living Tradition in Japanese Arts Wed 28 Aug—6 Oct. ‘Mingei‘.or ‘pcople‘s art‘. is the work ofanonymous artist-craftsmen. used routinely by the Japanese in their daily lives. This exhibition features Mingci objects from the Mingeikan. Tokyo, and brings together textiles, ceramics, metalwork. lacquer and furniture. dating back to the 17th century.
I CHRISTIE'8164—166 Bath Street. 332 8134. Daily. 10am—5pm.
The Marley Collection oi Watercolours by Helen Allingham Until 30 Aug. 55 watercolours by the l9th century artist who inspired a generation ofVictorian artists. Her works are estimated to fetch £500,000 when they come up for sale in September.
I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathciyde, 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400ext 2682. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat noon—4pm.
Valerie Pragnell: Ring oi Alder Until 14 Sept. A loosely arranged circle of sculptural elements. made from alder. through which Pragneli explores cyclical themes of regeneration and continuity. The Green Man in Scotland Until 14 Sept. A mysterious motif— possibly pagan — found on gravestones throughout Scotland and meticulously researched by Betty Willsher. who compiled this exhibition. I COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALLS 304 Maryhill Road. Mon—Fri 10am—10pm; Sat
1 10am—5pm; Sun 1—5pm.
Gueen's Cross Housing Association Exhibition Until 28 Aug. Documentary photographs of the social history of housing in the Queen's Cross area.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. New Generation Artists 1991 Until 31 Aug. Acclaimed annual show of works by the
I graduates of Glasgow. Edinburgh.
I CRAIGIE HALL 6 Rowan Road-127 6884.
l i Dundee and Aberdeen schools ofart. 1
Sat and Sun 10am—5pm. Mackintosh in the Nineties Until
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West
September. Previewexhibition of 1 furniture and decorative fittings for Mackintosh's Art Lover's House which is under construction just down the road.
Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon-Sat 9.30am-5 . 30pm.
The List 23 — 29 August 199183