Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach ouroiiices at least ten days betore publication. Art and Exhibitions listings compiled by Miranda France.
I T & R ANNAN & 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 & MUSEUM, KELVINGROVE 3573929. Mon—Sat 10am—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. Vulllard Sat 7 Sept-20 Oct. The first exhibition of works by French painter Edouard Vuillard for nearly 40years. including over 100 paintings. drawings and prints of his domestic interiors. family portraits and street scenes. From Tumer’s Studio Until Mon 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 of Turner Until Mon 1 Sept. A complementary. scene-setting look at the work ofTurner‘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 c1760—1860 Until 6 Oct. As part of Britain‘s Japan 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 oflegendary Japanese heroes. landscapes and geishas. Artior industry: The Glasgow Japan Exchange 0I1878 Until 5 Jan. Industrial relations have not always been strained between Britain and Japan — this exhibition is a testament to Glasgow‘s role in the 19th century modernisation ofJapan and includes some 200 items — ceramics. musical instruments. paper and fabrics— which were sent as a gift to Glasgow from the Japanese Government. Brian Jenkins: Wound Until 29 Sept. The latest in the 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. 3320808. Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. Introductions Until Mon 2 Sept. Exhibition of work by Printmaking and Drawing and Painting graduates of Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College ofArt.
‘Wound’, an installation by Brian Jenkins at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum until 29 September. Wheelchair access.
images which seek to represent disability all too oiten cater ior our most liberal and patronising sentiments. As viewers we expect to be ‘moved’, to watch from a sale distance and to have an objective view at the ‘problem’. This charitable view does little to help articulate the actual experiences at the disabled, propping up our already well protected sense oi ‘normallty’. The tradition oi documentary photography is largely responsible lorthls, as is the exclusion oi disability as a subject within contemporary art. To challenge these genres is then of radical importance tor the disabled artist.
In ‘Wound’, Brian Jenkins has broken new ground In contemporary art through exploring both his own disability and the role at the viewer oi art. He has questioned the emotional and physical distance between the viewer and the subject, by creating an environment in which the viewer becomes surrounded by, and indeed part oi, the artwork itseli. Jenkins has directed the construction oi an entirely new iloor iorthe room in which the installation —whlch has the 1:12 gradient oi a wheelchair ramp — is placed. The walls, root and iloor are all painted dark red and are covered by an immense drawing at the artist‘s own
DISABILITY AND THE ARTIST
Brian Jenkins installing ‘Wound’ at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum.
window, through which you can see around the adjacent gallery space.
. appear, bending down, looking througi the window into the installation. This 1 I COLLINS GALLERY University of
g Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552
Installation together, emphasising the : 44(X1ext2o82. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm;Sat
f voyeuristic curiosity, with which we treat disability and the disabled.
body. Behind a partition is played a video tape oiJenkins changing a colostomy bag, with help irom his mother. The sound irom the video permeates the room, and there is a definite sense at apprehension as you work your way round the installation, up the slanted iloor towards the video. Everywhere you go you are conscious of your own movements; being enclosed in the red room is like being inside a body. At ground level, one metre up, there is a small glass
other people’s legs as they move
Occasionally an embarrassed iace wil
small detail brings the entire
You can have no objective overview oi ‘Wound’. lt iorces you to be aware at your own physicallty, your height, your balance, your mobility and your gaze. For a show to enable the viewer to interact with art in a way which is physical and intellectual simultaneously is an outstanding achievement, and Wound’s value lies precisely in the way in which it demands physical involvement irom the viewer. I advise strongly that you place yourseli in its midst, and explore it ioryourseli. (Ewan Morrison)
Figures and Flowers Throughout Sept. Life and nature studies by gallery artists. including Katherine Mercer. Sharon Thomson and Robert Alcorn.
IART FROM THE BILLIARD ROOM217 l
Sauchiehall Street. 332 3711. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm. Originally designed as a billiard room by (‘harles Rennie Mackintosh. with his own panellingand stained-glass window.
Summer Exhibition L'ntil Sat 31 Aug. A
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 members and other well known Scottish artists.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath
Street. 22o 54l3. Mon~Fri lilam-Spm; Sat
‘Ukiyo-e’ — images of the Floating World: An exhibition at Japanese Woodblock Prints Mon 2—26 Sept. An inspiration to Vincent van (iogh (who collected more than 400of them). to the Impressionist painters and. more recently. the Scottish colourists. Japanese woodblock prints began to be exported to from Japan to Europe in the mid 19th century. Typically. they depict colourful scenes of courtesans. Kabuki theatre actors and samurai.
I BAY TREE CAFE 403 Great Western Road. 334 5098. Tue—Sun 10am—9pm. Fred Brock: Recent Works L’ntii Mon 2 Sept. I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 64‘) 7151. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Wed l0am—9pm; Sun noon—6pm. Cafe. ID]
The collection of Edwardian tycoon William Burrell. housed in a purpose-built gallery which is itself a work of art.
Mingei — The Living Tradition in Japanese Arts l.'ntil () Oct. ‘Mingei'. or‘people‘s art’. is the work ofanonymous artist-craftsmen. used routinely by the Japanese in their daily lives. This exhibition features Mingei objects from the Mingeikan. Tokyo. and brings together textiles. ceramics. metalwork. lacquer and furniture. dating back to the 17th century.
I CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENTAL ARTS 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. Mon—Sat 9am—5pm.
Displacements L'ntil Fri 6 Sept. New works by Alex Dempster. Alan Dunn.Jobn Knowles and Margaret Murphy which
; explore themes ofcity life. social upheaval
and utopias. anonymity and identity.
Valerie Pragneil: Ring oiAider Until 14 Sept. A loosely arranged circle of sculptural elements. made from alder. through which Pragnell explores cyclical themes of regeneration and continuity. The Green Man in Scotland Lintil 14 Sept. A mysterious motifg possibly pagan — found on gravestones throughout Scotland and meticulously researched by Betty Willsher. who compiled this exhibition.
I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent
Street.221o37il.Mon—7Sai lilam— 5.30pm. New Generation Artists 1991 ifntii 31 Aug. Acclaimed annual show of works by the graduates of(ilasgow. Edinburgh. Dundee and Aberdeen schools ofart.
I CRAIGIE HALL (t Rowan Road. 427 (1884. Sat and Sun 10am—5pm.
Mackintosh in the Nineties lintil September. Previcwexhibition of I furniture and decorative fittings for Mackintosh's Art Lover's I louse which is under construction just down the road.
I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West
Regent Street. II 3005. MonSat
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