_ I— KATE SMITH - PAINTING
Working in oils, Smith’s huge canvases swirl with iigures. Using a pallette oi burnt oranges, bitter yellows and charred blacks, the pieces use colour to suggest emotional states. “l’m trying to find iorrns and use figures to create an atmosphere,’ she says.
“like De Kooning, I use colour to
Employing woodcuts, models, pencil drawings and painting, Larkum’s multi- media animations and flick books are visually unusual and stunningly
ADAM LARKUM - ANIMATION
imaginative. llis short iilms explore a range oi diverse themes including his own dyslexia, war and the relationship between music and moving image.
evoke a mood.’ The pieces could be seen as disturbing, suggesting loneliness and isolation, yet Smith stresses that her approach is not tortured. “I think the colour I use is attractive and means the pieces aren’t too hard to look at.’
ANNA MASON - FASHION AND THEATRIOAI. DESIGN
JON HARKER - GRAPHIC O
Using silk, open weave linen and cotton, Mason’s designs use natural materials in an exciting new way. Cleverly cut and constructed, she creates iluid lines and unusual shapes using pleating and buttons. As a graduate from the only iashion department in any art school in Scotland, her show reveals not only an imaginative approach but also a great deal of skill. She has been accepted by the Royal College oi Art ior further study.
Anarchic, abstract and involving, Harker’s work applies his own distinctive approach to the context oi graphic design. Using a piece by a dyslexic poet, he has designed a series oi posters for the london Underground which all have to be read beiore a meaning can be worked out.
Other pieces in his show include games which he has designed, journeys which he has devised and recorded on cassette along with instructions, drawing, stamp designs and a piece which evokes the heartbeat oi the earth.
' I Glasgow artist Jonathon Monk. has transformed his smallest
room into an art gallery. My Little Toilet features work from a number of local artists and can be seen (when not in use) by appointment only. The next show opens on Fri 25 Jun. Call 04] 357 I964 for details.
I A series of lectures and a conference are being held as part of Collins Gallery's exhibition Locate: Public Bodies — Private States. On the 26 Jun in the Senate Suite of Strathclyde University. Valerie Singleton will chair a conference which will look at the theme of the body in the context of public and private life.
A Film Making Workshop will also take place on Fri l8 and Sat 1‘) Inn with tutor and independent ﬁlmmaker. Dianne Berry. and Computer Imaging with artists and lecturers Gina Czarnecki and Ros Garland will be explored on Sat 3 and Sun 4 Jul. For further details and to book a place phone ()4! 552 4400 ext 2634.
I A slide performance by Steve Hart called Married Not Dead will be shown at the Centre for Contemporary Arts on Wed 30 Jun at 7pm. This work is a five-year documentation of an HIV+ family from the Bronx.
I A series of free lunchtime lectures are being held from 12.45—l.15pm on Mondays at The Gallery of Modern Art and on Wednesdays at the National Gallery throughout June and July.
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I In India Henri Cartier- Bresson. Thames and Hudson £14.95. A book of stunning images by the , founder of the Magnum i photography group. Documentary images of the cremation of Gandhi. Hindus in refugee camps. 1‘ beggars in Calcutta and carefully observed and beautifully executed studies of ordinary people summon up a powerful and hatmting vision of life in this huge and mythical I ; country. I
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