In our regular column, a team of mystery artists give their thoughts on the current art scene.
TRAVELS WITH MY MlGRAlNE Words: Artbug A
Migraine one was induced while I was enjoying a quiet drink at the Traverse recently. That'll be the alcohol. I hear you say. Well no actually. it was the visual affront to my senses that surrounded me on every wall. and the only relief from the nightmare was found during a visit to the toilets. The offending exhibition was Tierra de la Luz by Jamie Primrose. who had the misfortune of attempting to paint places in central and south America. The exhibition is overhung. badly framed in hefty silver and the paintings come from ‘the squeeze the colour directly from the tube‘ school of painting (ie blue is the colour of the sea and red. orange and yellow. the sky). His titles do nothing: Sunset from ls/a de Mujeres could be Blue and Red from da Tube and his prices are quite cheekin high. though some visually impaired individuals seem to have forked out.
Fleeing the Traverse I headed downtown to see what the new Open Eye/I2 space had to offer. Migraine two hit immediately as work covered every available sudace. Le Corbusier prints hung among pots. pans. jewels, Bond. MOrocco. dreadful Howson. cats. dogs and the like. The whole experience was one of greed. too much, far too much. Come on Mr Wilson. ever heard the one about less is more?
Off to see the Rae exhibition at the Scottish Gallery and into migraine three! Her work is overhung though her framing is immaculate. In spite of the vivid colours. the show looks tired and formulaic with a repetitive composition, bar two exceptions: Skel/igs Sands and Skelligs Storm. showing Rae at her best. Her worst is Benaderreen Fields — overworked. flat. lifeless and overpriced at £25,000. In contrast. amongst the clutter downstairs is a fantastic work by Joan Eardley at a mere $217,500. a bargain, a cure and migraine gone at last.
90 THE LIST 137—27 Nov 2003
Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to artelist.co.uk, by post or by fax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Helen Monaghan.
f Glasgow Galleries
ALLIANCE FRANCAISE DE GLASGOW
7 Bowmont Gardens. 33‘) 428l. Hector Berlioz Until Sat 15 Nov. A documentary exhibition celebrating the bicentenary of the birth of French composer. Hector Berlioz.
164 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat 10am—12.30pm.
Autumn Collection Until Sat 29 Nov. Paintings by a selection of artists including Helen M Turner. Lin Pattullo. James ()rr. James Watt and lid Hunter. THE ARCHES
253 Argyle Street. 565 1023. Mon-Sat l()am—10pm; Sun noon—10pm. Lovelight Until Sun 30 Nov. Scotland- based (iirlygoo Projects present a show of photographic works of people and places. I’urt oftilasgrty.’
ART EXPOSURE GALLERY
l9 Parnie Street. 552 777‘). Mon—Sat noon—5pm.
Affordable Art Until Thu 27 Nov. A pre-(‘hristmas selection of paintings at affordable prices.
THE ART HOUSE HOTEL
12‘) Bath Street. 07763 222323.
Suite Art Until Thu I 1 Dec. A series of fortnightly exhibitions showing the work of up-and-coming artists with an opening night on Friday from (ipm. Norma Braber McKinney shows work until 27 Nov followed by an exhibition of works by third year pupils at St Aloysius (‘ollege (28 Nov—11 Dec).
185a Bath Street. 222 2830. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Cherylene Dyer Until Sat 15 Nov. Figurative paintings.
Christmas Show Sat 22 Nov—Sat 31 Jan. A festive exhibition featuring paintings by over 70 artists. plus sculpture. ceramics and glasswork.
ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART 134 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon—Fri 9.30am—5.30pm: Sat
l()am— 1 pm.
James Fullarton Until Tue 25 Nov. New floral. figurative and landscape paintings by James Fullarton.
Ken Donald Until Tue 25 Nov. New collages and drawings by Ken Donald.
THE BRICK SPACE GALLERY One World Shop. 100 Byres Road. 357 1567. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Rapoka! Until Sun 30 Nov. Btists and abstracts in stone front Zimbabwe and textiles.
Portraits of Tanzania Until Sun 30 Nov. A collection of prints depicting everyday life of people from tribal societies in Northern 'I'anzania.
THE BRUNSWICK HOTEL
106—8 Brunswick Street. 552 0001. Plinio Avila Marquez Until Sat 6 Dec. Visiting Mexican artist Plinio Avila Marquez shows a series of works which reﬂect on universal human issues.
at Vinicombe Street (Hillhead). Hope Street (city centre). (‘raigmont Street (Maryhill). Kingarth Street ((iovanhill)
and Renfrew Street ((iarnethill). For more information see www.cabin exchangecom
Cabin Exchange Mon 17 Sat 22 Nov. Following on from the success of last year‘s event. (‘abin Exchange presents over 50 artists created by around 80 artists housed in steel portacabins across Glasgow. NEW SHOW.
CAFE COSSACHOK GALLERY
10 King Street. 553 0733. Tue Sat
1 1.30am—1 1pm.
Jean-Marc Milliere limit Sat 29 Nov. Famous landmarks are the subject- matter for this exhibition of work by French photographer Jean-Marc Milliere.
350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. 'l‘ue»»Wed & Fri Sun I 1am—6pm: Thu
1 lam 8an
Kenny Hunter: Feedback Loop Until Sun 4 Jan. On display is Kenny Hunter‘s commissioned sculpture for the (‘,(‘A. a single. large-scale figure of a Japanese teenager front the streets of Harajuki in Tokyo. representative of the extraordinary street fashion of that area. After Nature Until Stm 30 Nov. (‘lare Langan. Duncan Marquiss and Rachel Reupke explore cinematic notions of nature. romanticism and the environment through soundscapes and film. See Hitlist.
Art: Speak! - Exploring the Sublime Thu 20 Nov. 7pm. £3 (1.2). A discussion exploring the themes of nature and the sublime and their place within contemporary arts practice.
45 Bridge Street. £2.
Pointless Cinema #3 Thu 13 Nov. 8 -1 1pm. £2. A selection of new audio visual experiments including screenings of work by Arno (‘ohen. Nomig and V] Anyone. performances from VJ Vitascope. Brand_X and Torsten Lauschinan and installations and paintings by Marianne (ireated. Jay-(lo. FiSt and lim_space.
University of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 548 2558. Mon—Fri 10am —5pm: Sat noon- 4pm.
Aspects of Scotland’s Aviation: Dugald Cameron Until Sat 15 Nov. An exhibition of paintings and illustrations mapping events in Scotland's history of aviation by Dugald Cameron. former director of (ilasgow School of Art.
Glasgow Belongs to Me lintil Sat 15 Nov. An exhibition of prints. paintings and drawings portraying Glasgow landmarks and the city‘s infamous tenements. closes and drying greens. selected from the University's Fine Art collection. donated by Dr Helen ('argill-Thompson.
Navigating Stevenson: Sara Gadd Sat 22 Nov-Tue 23 Dec. First shown at the National Portrait (iallery in lidinburgh. nine large-scale digital art works by Sara (iadd. Using the latest technology. (iadd has created a series of virtual spaces which recreates celebrated author Robert Louis Stevenson's journeys to the South Sea Islands in 1888. NEW SHOW.
Collins’ Christmas Show Sat 22 Novw'l’ue 23 Dec. lfnique craftwork and fine art both for festive shoppers and collectors with prices ranging from £54,500.
178 West Regent Street. 221 (i370.
Mon Sat 10am~5.30pm.
James Needie tfntit Sat 22 Nov. A solo show of recent paintings and drawings.
The Christmas Exhibition Mon 2-1 Nov -Sat 31 Jan. A large selection of paintings. drawings. etchings. ceramics and jewellery by leading contemporary artists.
THE CONNAL GALLERY
36 West (ieorge Street. 332 5551. Mon» Sat 10am 5.30pm.
Terra Firma Until Fri 14 Nov. Paintings by Pam Carter. Hamish MacDonald. Kirstie (‘ohen and Scott Naismith.
Open Forum Sat IS «Sat 2‘) Nov. A mixed show of works by various artists including Adam Barsby. (‘yril (‘rouchen Alexander Millar. (iovinder Nazran. Jonathan Shaw. Debra Stroud and John Waterhouse.
FULL CIRCLE GALLERY
Saltoun Lane. 24 Ruthven Street. 357 199‘). Mon Fri & Sun 12.30 5.30pm: Sat 1 1am -5.30pm.
New Paintings tintil Wed 26 Nov. Paintings by (ieorge Devlin. Alexandra (iardner. John Kingsley. Hamish Macdonald. Jock Macinnes. Jim McNaught and Ronnie Smith.
DECO CREATIVE CIRCUIT
at Brel. Firebird. (‘ottiers. Mondo and Ad Lib.
Deco Creative Circuit Tue
18 Mon 2-1 Nov. Five artists have been invited to respond creatively to Deco. a new drink consisting of Kronenburg l()(i-l and absinthe. (ilasgow artist Katherine Mercer shows two female forms moulded from steel at Brel. Mark Titchner uses text and imagery in flit/tout Hm [Am Not/ting at Firebird. John Strutton's .t’ Minute Heroes is a film piece on show at (‘ottiers. Ann (‘ourse and Paul (‘lark present an animated film at Mondo and Reinhild Beuther shows Little Mei-timid at Ad Lib. NEW SHOW.
GALLERY OF MODERN ART Queen Street. 22‘) 1996. Mon Wed & Sat 10am-5pm; Thu 10am 8pm: Fri & Sun 1 lam~5pm.
Self Portrait UK l'ntil Sun lD Nov. A touring exhibition featuring self- portraits by people. from all over of the l'nited Kingdom. who took part in the national campaign. .S'el/‘I’m'truit (YK. organised by Media 1‘) in partnership with Channel 4. the National Portrait (iallery and the Arts (‘ouncil of Iingland.
Love Over Gold tintil Sun 25 Apr. A selection of works drawn from the Scottish National (iallery of Modern Art's collection of contemporary art with a focus on artists based in Scotland. (‘hristine Borland. Martin Boyce. Roderick Buchanan. Jim Lambic. Victoria Morton and David Shrigley feature in the selection. Storm: An Installation by Dalziel + Scullion l'ntil Sun 7 Mar. A commissioned installation for (i()MA. created by artist duo Dal/iel + Scullion. Iiach day a different image will be projected onto a screen. revealing the unique ecological circumstances found at a number of sites throughout Scotland.
Artists’ Talk Thu 13 Nov.
(3.30 7.30pm. Dalziel + Scullion will be talking about their work on exhibition at (i()MA.
Rouken (ilen Road. (>20 0235. Mon. Thu. Fri S; Sun 1.30 5.30pm; Sat
1 1.30am 5.30pm.
Three-Person Show t'ntil Mon 24 Nov. Paintings by (ieorgc Birrell. Jennifer Anderson and Alexander Robb plus ceramics by Dorinda Johnson.
CYRIL GERBER FINE ART
148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon A Sat 9.30am 5.30pm.
Winter Collection Fri 14 Nov Sat 31 Jan. A selection of British painting. drawing and sculpture including works by Roger Fry. Duncan (irant. Henry Moore. Katharine Cameron. Iiardley. Fergusson. John Houston. Mc(‘ance. Keith Vaughan and David Warrillow. NEW SHOW.
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