Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow, until Sat 25 Aug 0000

Marcel Duchamp once said all painters were stupid. Satoshi Watanabe's exhibition

Hidden Landscapes proves him wrong.

Essentially they are a series of paintings of places and spaces. posSibly lifted from postcards or holiday snaps. The Letivre. Giza. the Ta] Mahal. the rolling dunes ol the desert. The over-familiarity of the images is precisely what fascinates Watanabe. As the title suggests he is looking to tease out a hidden dimension.

Predominantly this is done Via technigue. When you tirst see the paintings they appear to be covered in thin gauze made up of hundreds of dots. Closer inspection reveals that the paintings have been created by peeling away hundreds of dot-shaped stickers underneath the painted surface. In others the process is Inverted. It's a simple technique but the result is Visually disconcerting. The colliSIon of two systems of Visual representation one graphic. one painterly. produces a peculiar hybrid. The images seem to oscillate. eXisting in a Visual state of flux.

Watanabe's attention to the process of painting. the how. as well as the what. is refreshing. Duchamp would have stopped playing chess to cast his critical eye

over these. (John Beagles)

Exhibitions are listed alphabetically by venue. Please send details to our office at least ten days before publication. Art listings compiled by Helen Monaghan.

Glasgow Galleries


253 Argyle Street. 000l 022 0300. Daily l()am midnight.

Lomo Scotland Fri 3 Hi 3| .Aug. Life in and around the city is captured through the lens of a Riissian lomo camera by loiiiographers liying within a Hit) mile radius of the Arches. Nl{\\' SHOW.


l9 Parnie Street. 552 777‘). .\lon Sat noon~5piii.

New Beginnings Fri 3 Tue 28 Atig. A selection of paintings and ceramics by some of the best new graduates from the Scottish art colleges featuring Rebecca Applehy. Kat Blockley and Rebecca Fauldiiig.

The Summer Show Fri 3—Tue 28 Aug. A summer exhibition of paintings by new and regular gallery exhibitors featuring Peter Scott Tudhope. Scott Walker and Wilson Mitchell.

Ruth Mae Fri 3—Ttie 28 Aug. Hand- turned hardwood bowls.


185a Batli Street. 222 2S30. Ttie Sat l()am 5.30pm.

Mixed Show t'ntil Fri 3| Aug. A mixed show of paintings and applied arts including works by Donald Macleod. Derek Boyd. liuan Macgregor and (iraeme Sharp. pltis stained glass. jewellery. ceramics and sculpture.

ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART I34 Blythswood Street. 552 4027. Mon Fri 9.30am 530me Sat

l()am lpm.

Small Pictures t'ntil Fri 3t Aug. ()y er 300 small works by gallery artists.

Encounter t'ntil Fri 3| Atig. Recent paintings by (‘lierylene Dyer. laii

Boy cc and Ruth Brow'nlee.

Focus - Contemporary Applied Arts t'ntil Fri 3| Aug. (ilass by Inge Paneels and ceramics by John Williams. limily Myers. Jacqui Ramray'ka and (iabriella ('asemore. Focus - Contemporary Jewellery t‘niil Fri 3| Aug. Jewellery by Janet Hincliffe McCutcheon and Kat/.ie Hughes.


l4l Bridgegate. 402 5020. Viewing by appointment. call 0l4l 552 718*) or 0l4l 402 4292.

Public Hanging 2 t‘ntil Fri 24 Aug. Following on from the success of April's open weekend. a group exhibition by \VASPS studios artists featuring painting. sculpture. stained glass and iew cllery.


24-Hour View iiig \Vindow. 2(34 High Street. 572 (llbl. Fri & Sat noon 5pm. OWelcome For Sea And Game t'ntil Sun 5 Aug. (‘laire Barclay takes tip residence in the interior space of the Bulkhead to create an installation of a li\ ing space in which e\ cry day materi— als including wood. polythene and wool are rendered in such a way that they negate their usual functions. See


CAFE COSSACHOK GALLERY l0 Kiiig Street. 553 0733. Mon Sat l0.30am midnight: Sun I llpiii. Glasgow Life ll Thu 2 Sat 18 Aug. The second part of this exhibition by Russian artist .‘ylaxini Demidoy

rey ealing an expressionist \ iew of (ilasgow. its people. art and music.


36 West (ieorge Street. 332 555 l. Mon Sat l()am 5.30pm; Stiii

noon 5pm.

Mixed Exhibition An ongoing exhibition of work by y'at'iotis artists. Wild About Art Mon 6 Sun 26 Aug. Animal paintings by (iary Hodges. Alan Hunt aitd Peter Hildick.


University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 552 4400 ext 2682. Mon Fri l()am 5pm: Sat noon 74pm. Quilt Art: Moving On Until Sat 25 Aug. The only Scottish showing of contemporary quilts by UK and international members of Quilt Art. an organisation founded in l985 to promote the guilt as an an form and to enhance the status of guilters through exhibitions.


IS (‘astlemilk Arcade. (334 2603.

Mon Sat l()am 75pm.

lntervening Circumstance Until Fri 3 Aug. Recent paintings by Owen Boyle.

GALLERY OF MODERN ART Queen Street. 22‘) 1996. Mon Thu 6’; Sat l()allifipllt; Fri & Sun I lam 5pm. OJerwood Painting Prize Exhibition Until Stiii 2| Oct. The Jerwood Painting Prize. the largest sin- gle pri/e awarded to one artist. tours outside London for the first time since

it was established in l‘)‘)3. The work of

winner Katie Pratt will be on show along with fellow shortlisted artists Peter Archer. Basil Beattie. laii Dawnport. Marta Marce and Tim Reiishaw. See Hitlist.


Rouken (ilen Road. 620 0235. Fri. Sun & Mon l.30 5.30pm: Sat

l l.30am—5.30pm.

Mixed Show tliitil Fri 3| Aug. A selection of paintings by gallery artists.


148 West Regent Street. 22] 3095. Mon »Sat t).30am—-5.30pm.

Scottish Paintings, Drawings And Sculpture Until Fri 3| Aug. Scottish paintings. drawing and sculpture from l880 to the present day featuring works by James Paterson. William (iillies. James ('owie. J.[). Fergusson. Jack Knox and many others. GLASGOW CALEDONIAN UNIVERSITY

The Ark Building. 70 (‘owcaddens Road. 331 3873. Mon—Thu 7.30am—9.30pm; Fri 7.30am—8.30pm: Sat & Sun l0.30am—4.30pm. Shoulder To The Wheel Sat

listings Art


Satoshi Watanabe - Hidden Landscapes Recent paintuigs in. Llp’E‘thltXMlllllg) Japanese artist Satoshi Watanahe w iose unitiue and laborious painting piecess involves sticking hundreds of dots over the image on the canvas. See reVIew. Glasgow Sc/ioo/ Of Art. G/asgow. unti/ Sat ; ’5 Aug. Jerwood Painting Prize Exhibition Prowng that painting is positively booming. the prestigious Jerwood Painting l’ii/e tours to Glasgow for the first time featuring the winning work of Kate Pratt and the remaining shortlisted artists. Ga/lery Of Modern Art. Glasgow. until Sun 2/ Oct.

Welcome For Sea And Game Last chance to see Claire Barclay's elaborate landscape installation constructed from everyday materials. Bil/knead. G/asgow, unti/ Sun 5 Aug.

Trauma From Tracey Moftat's tragi-comic series of photographs Scarred For Life // to Maria Lindberg's disturbing drawuigs. the experience of trauma is explored by twelve international artists. See reView. Dundee Contemporary Arts. Dundee. unti/ Sun 2 Sep.

4 Fri l7 Aug. A group show of painting. photography. sculpture and yideo an featuring John Barrett. Derek ('oiidon. Alex Frost. Andrea Jesperseii. Nigel Low. Alison Pliin and Damian Mc(ieechan. NE W SHOW.


(‘al‘e ('osino. l2 Rose Street. 332 (i535. Mon-Sat l0.30am ‘)pm.

A Thimbleful l'ntil Fri 3| Aug. A series of photographs by Deirdre Nelson resulting from recent textile work. The work explores Ayrshire needlework produced in Scotland in the l‘)th century. and in particular. ideas of women. stitch and whisky.


22 & 25 King Street. 552 0704. Tue Sat l()am—45.30pm.

John Bellany l'ntil Thu 23 Aug. ()ne of Scotland's most inlluential liguratiye painters. P-eaton born John Bellany. has his first solo show at (il’S for twenty years. featuring new paintings. drawings and prints.

Helen Fay L'ntil Thu 23 Aug. A series ofdrypoint print images exploring the wildlife of Scotland and Northern England.

2—9 Aug 27/)? THE LIST 33