Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Shows will be listed, provided that details reach our offices at least ten days before publication. Art and Exhibition Listings compiled by Beatrice Golln.
I ART EXPOSURE GALLERY 38 Bath Street. 331 2617. Mon—Sat 10.30am—6pm. The Edinburgh Edition Until 26 Aug. New work by WASPS artists escaping the Fringe including Marcel O'Connor and Gerald McGowan.
I ART GALLERY G MUSEUM, KELVINROVE 357 3929. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Ask at the enquiry desk.
In Touch with the Past Until 12 Sept. Stone weapons. tools. carved n'tual items and animal skins have been brought together with modern technology to create an exhibition where the exhibits can be handled to explore the feel of Neolithic life.
Samplers Until 26 Sept. Used for hundreds of years as the principal means of teaching needlework. the sampler was also employed as a classroom aid. This exhibition reveals how this small piece of embroidery has documented social change.
TWO Stories Until 22 Aug. Dramatic and moving photo-documentary by Jane Evelyn Atwood which looks at a Parisian prostitute and a man living with AIDS. George Walton Until 19 Sept. A comprehensive examination of this highly acclaimed designer and architect who died in 1933.
A Glasgow Album Until 5 Sept. Photographs from the Social History Department of Glasgow Museums.
I BARCLAY LENNIE FINE ART 203 Bath Street, 226 5413. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sun 10am-1pm.
The Jessie M. King Archive provides information on all aspects of the popular Scottish artist. Plus 19th/20th century work from stock.
I ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm.
Small Paintings Until 30 Aug. Featuring Scottish contemporary artists.
I BURRELL COLLECTION Pollokshaws Road. 649 7151. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Cafe. [D].
The collection of Edwardian tycoon William Burrell, including furniture. paintings, ceramics and glass. housed in an elegant purpose-built gallery. Recorded descriptions and thermoforms available for the beneﬁt of visually impaired VlSliOTS.
Burrell 10th Anniversary Until 31 Oct. To highlight the gallery’s success. a celebration of the building’s unique design which places art in natural surroundings. The exhibition comprises of competition models and selected exhibits from various temporary exhibitions.
I BURNSIOE GALLERY 190 Dukes Road. Burnside. 613 3663. Wed—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun noon—4pm.
BACK ON TRACK
‘lt is a journey. The train doesn’t move, but the imagination does,’ says Japanese artist Kazuo Katase of his new installation at The Tramway. lie spent over twenty years in Europe and by fusing the influence of his background with the media of glass, concrete, wood and celluloid, he creates work which Is large-scale and contemplative.
Downtown Train is an installation which takes inspiration from the tram tracks which have survived from the old Museum of Transport. ’lt’s called Downtown hain because Glasgow is a worker’s city, a socialist city and trains and trams relate to the working day. For me the problems of the world today, after the fall of communism, come front capitalism and egoism. The intention of the installation is to make people who are very materialistic, concerned with money, think about spirituality and creativity.’
liatase has constructed three ‘carrieges’, which the audience walk through or around. ‘Iilghtsmusetnn,’ ‘iIainhouse’ and 'Worid error’, each chart a different stage in a spiritual
Ilainhouse. an installation by Kanto Katase
trek. The first is a simple wooden box, like a Japanese house. The walls inside are painted red and a blue glass ceiling bathes the space in a cool tranquil light. in the centre, a huge glass negative depicts the destruction of some priceless art treasures, suggesting that in the modern world you have to destroy something beautiful to possess it. The second is a sealed black house where a continual flow of water from the gutter suggests both despair and healing, and the third, a white building, contains a hanging two-way minor. Ilere, reflection and what is on the other side mingle like a utopia. ‘My work is an answer to a question, but a very quiet question,’ says Katase. ‘It says this is the existence of empathy. For some people this will reach their hearts and then they will start to think. The human basis Is very important in life; the search for truth and the ability to look outside ourselves.’ (Beatrice Golin)
Downtown Train is at the Tramway until 26 Sept.
Artist Printrnakers Exhibition Until 18 Sept. Work b local artists.
I CENTRE F R CONTEMPORARY ARTS 346—354 Sauchiehall Street. 332 7521. Tue—Sat Ham—5.30pm. Cafe. [D].
Illustrations as a Way to Survive Until 3 Sept. An installation by two artists who lived and worked in the former Soviet Union. llya Kabakov and U10 Sooster turned to illustrating children‘s books to
ﬁnance their work. and this piece puts examples in a specially created 'environment. I COLLINS GALLERY University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon-Fri 10am-5pm; Sat noon—4pm. [D]. In Other Lands Until 28 Aug. Painting by three Scottish artists inspired by foreign travel. Jacob iloepke Until 28 Aug. Vibrant work including prints. painting and collage by this German artist who now lives and works in Edinburgh. Julie McDran and Bill Wilkinson Until 28 Aug. Figurative and curvilinear sculpture. I COMMUNITY CENTRAL HALLS 304 Maryhill Road. Mon—Fri 9am—5.30pm. Rehabilitation Through Reasoning Until 20 Aug. Black and white photography of Glasgow and Loch Lomond by young offenders. I COMPASS GALLERY 178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. ilew Generation Until 30 Aug. Selected work from graduates of all four Scottish art schools. I CRANHILL ARTS GALLERY 18 King Street. 774 8847. Tue-Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 1—5pm. The Biscuit Tin Until 30 Aug. Photographs from Glaswegians of holidays and summer. I CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Summer Exhibition Until 30 Aug. Banks. Morrocco. Paterson. Redpath. James Kay. Airdlie and many others. I GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO 22 King Street. 552 0704. Mon-Sat 10am—5.30pm. Tom McKenzie Until 28 Aug. Highly evocative colour etchings of skies. hills and lochs. I WILLIAM HAROIE GALLERY 141 West Regent Street. 221 6780. Mon—Fri lOam-Spm; Sat 10am—1pm. David llockney Until 27 Aug. Only European showing of 22 new works in oil inspired by his work on the opera. Die Frau ohne Scharren which was performed in Covent Garden in November 1992. I HUNTERIAN ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. 82 Hillhead Street. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon—Fri 9.30am-5pm; Sat 9.30am—5pm. Charles ilennie Mackintosh Until 28 Aug. Drawn from the gallery’s extensive collection. 50 pieces including drawings, designs for furniture. clocks. cutlery and textiles. and watercolours of ﬂowers. all which illustrate his remarkable versatility. A Southem Town. a watercolour recently bequeathed to the gallery and painted between 1923 and 1927. will also be on
I HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Glasgow University. University Avenue. 339 8855. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5pm.
The bequest of William Hunter. a student of Glasgow University in the 1730s. who left his substantial collection of books. prints. and various other curiosities to the university.
I INTERMEOIA 65 Virginia Street. 552 8651. Tue—Sat noon—6pm.
Breathe Until 28 Aug. An exciting exchange project with artists from Copenhagen.
92 The List 20—26 August 1993