off-shoot of the 150th anniversary of GSA. celebrating 75 years of painting at the school. this show features work by some of the many ex-students who have since become successful artists.
I HUHTERIAH ART GALLERY University of Glasgow. University Avenue. 339 8855 ext 5431. Mon-Sat 9.30am—5pm. Closed 14—17 Jul.
The bequest of William Hunter. a student ofGlasgow University in the 1730s. who left a substantial collection of books. prints and other curiosities to the university.
Whistler Until 2 Sept. Surveying the career of the remarkable American-bom painter James McNeill Whistler. is this exhibition of his works on paper. including portraits. nudes. streetscapes and sea and river views.
I MCLELLAH GALLERIES 270 Sauchiehall Street. 221 9600. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm: Sun I lam—5pm.
Art Machine ’95 Until 22 Sept. £1 (50p). Urging the viewer to reach out and touch is this exhibition highlighting the creative process — a mesh of sound. film. visual and performance art and technology.
I 1999 CEHTRE The Terrace. Princes Square. 248 8754. Mon—Sat 10am—7pm; Sun l 1.30am—5pm.
Bilbao 2000 Until 31 Aug. Architectural models and drawings from the northern Spanish city of Bilbao which. like Glasgow. is undergoing a major regeneration process. with Bilbao‘s progress being seen as a benchmark in setting goals for Glasgow’s run-up to 1999.
I ORIGINAL PRIHT SHOP 25 King Street. 552 1394. Mon—Sat lOam—5.30pm. Original Prints On A Glasgow Theme Until 2 Sept. An opportunity to buy some original art work at a reasonable price. including beautiful cityscapes. etchings of Glasgow closes and tenements and views of the Clyde. '
I PRACTICE GALLERY 58 Virginia Street. 552 7722. Tue/Wed 9am—6pm; Thurs
l 1am—6pm; Fri/Sat 9am-6pm.
RIIth Addinall Until 31 Aug. An exhibition of figurative paintings. detailing people and landscapes which play an intrinsic part in the rituals of everyday life.
I PROJECT ABILITY 18 Albion Street. 552 2822. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm.
From life Until 18 Aug. A mixed media look at life by Glasgow-based artists. curated by Trongate Studio resident Thomas Rev.
I STREET lEVEL 26 King Street. 552 2151. Mon—Sat lOam—5.30pm.
Dark light Until 2 Sept. An exhibition of photography by David Levinthal. drawing heavily on the language of film and Hollywood‘s images of mythic America. Photoworks Until 2 Sept. Large-scale monochromatic works by Danish photographer Lisbet Nielsen.
PHOTOGRAPHY TOY TOWN
The woman in David Levlnthal’s photograph stands bikini-clad, a la Betty Grable. Her body perfectly proportioned, her skin ﬂawless. But there’s something about those breasts, that burn, that just doesn’t ring true. Oh yes, that’s it, they’re plastic. In fact, she’s all plastic. She’s a doll - but she could easin have been a Baywatch babe — couldn’t she?
Levinthal first emerged in the 1980s when, like others of his generation, he began to push forward the frontiers of photography. Spanning ten years, all 50 photos on show at Street Level use dolls as their subjects, but being plastic and inanimate doesn’t make them any less powerful, it merely shifts the emphasis. The mythical America delivered to the rest of the world via Hollywood seems rather less believable when the heroic cowboy in the ‘Wild West’ series and curvaceous model in ‘American Beauties’ are nothing but takes. Equally, the absurdity of the Playboy centrefold is heightened in ‘Desire’ because she’s simply not real.
The photograph’s common link is the manipulation of light and focus. By blurring an image, our faith in it is shaken, not only undermining stereotypes and values, but lending weight to that which we can see. In ‘Wild West’, a Butch Cassidy-style
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shoot-out is pictured, the only thing in focus however, is the hand holding the cowboy’s gun.
Levinthal’s love of film noir and the darker side of life is clear. In ‘Modern Bomance’, a woman lies naked on a bed, while the bulky figure of a man bathed in shadow stands ominously by her side. The oppressive/submissive feel is no less disturbing because they’re dolls. likewise ‘Mein Kampf’, a powerful new series based on the Holocaust, shows a woman holding a baby while a Nazi soldier stands, gun poised, to shoot her in the back. Kids stuff it ain’t. (Kelly McMenamin)
Dark Light at Street Level Gallery, Glasgow, until 2 Sept.
I ART GALLERY 8t MUSEUM, KELVIHGROVE 221 9600. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun I lam—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Voluntary guides are available free of charge to conduct parties or individuals round the main galleries. Ask at the enquiry desk.
I MUSEUM OF TRANSPORT Kelvin Hall. Dumbarton Road. 221 9600. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun I 1am—5pm. A museum crammed with buses. trams. fire engines. ships and other transportation. devoted to the history of transport.
Scottish Football Association Museum TI'IISt Until 1997. Taster exhibitions of text. photographs and football memorabilia. leading up to the planned National Museum of Football at Hampden Park.
I PEOPLE’S PALACE MUSEUM Glasgow Green. 221 9600. Mon—Sat 10am—5pm; Sun 1 lam-5pm. [1)]. Cafe. This well-
loved institution is currently undergoing a facelift. which promises to make it more relevant to Glasgow people. the city and its history. The new-look Palace sltould be read by 1998. iii time for its centenary. I PROVAHO’S LOROSHIP 3 Castle Street. 221 9600. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sun
1 lam—5pm. The only surviving medieval house itt Glasgow. built in 1471. Period room displays range front 1500—1918.
I ST MUHGO MUSEUM OF RELIGIOUS LIFE AND ART 2 Castle Street. 221 9600. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 11am—5pm. Free. [D]. A museum of world faith. featuring a zen garden. priceless art works from the world's six major religions. Dali's C Itris! nfSuim .In/l/l oft/re C max attd the story of religion in Scotland through words and pictures.
The Threads Of Faith Until 3 Sept. An exhibition highlighting the range and beauty of objects used in religious worship itt Glasgow‘s churches. and
I SCOTLAHO STREET SCHOOL MUSEUM 225 Scotland Street. 429 I202. Mon—Sat 10am-5pm; Sun 2—5pm. Cafe. [D]. Designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and now home to archive material on education in Scotland from 1872 onwards. Reconstructed classrooms give a flavour of Victorian. Edwardian. World War 11 and 1960s schooldays.
Dolls, OOIIS, OOIIS Until 20 Aug. An exhibition of more than 100 dolls front the Glasgow Museums collection. restored to their former glor .
I SPRIHGRURH MUSEUM Atlas Square. 557 1405. Mott—Fri 10.30am—5pm; Sat 10ant—4.30pm; Stnt 2—5pm. [D].
The Tenement Folk Until 31 Jan 1996. Exploring tenement life itt Glasgow. an exhibition featuring reconstructions of a tenement kitchen. a back court. a l920s school rootn and a cludgie. or shared water closet. They are based on photographs by 83-year-old former Glasgow Corporation architect Andrew Lillie. who is also exhibiting 26 watercolours depicting his childhood haunts.
Swarm Various venues. Until 2 Sept. Contact the Scottish Arts Council at 0131 226 6051 for details. A travelling gallery with work front 34 young Scottish artists. in a purpose-built exhibition space tnounted on a 32ft bus chassis. The tour takes in Angus. East Kilbride. Aberdeen. Perth and Kinross. Duntfries and Galloway. Bearsden and Milngavie.
I IROHWORKS GALLERY Summerlee Heritage Trust. West Canal Street. Mon—Sun 10am—5pm.
Monklands Memories Sat 19th Aug—29 ()ct. An exhibition of archive material attd photographs spanning 150 years of life attd industry within Monklands District.
I EAST KILBRIOE ARTS CEHTRE Old Coach Road. 013552 61000. Mon—Sat lOam—lOpm; Sun noon-10pm.
Paper, Metal & Print Fri 18 Aug—l4 Sept. An exhibition ofjewellery. metalwork and prints.
From Earth to Earth Until 27 Aug. Sculpture by Andrew McClintock attd Ian Hamilton.
I SMITH ART GALLERY 8t MUSEUM Dumbarton Road. 01786 471917. Tue—Sat 10.30am—5pm; Sun 2—5ptn.
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