Laughter in s the Next Room by Lynn Hynd t i
Art in the frame PRE-THEATRE
Glasgow Independent Studio provides space for artists to develop their practice and. since 1997. has been holding exhibitions in a project room. As the name suggests. this is a zone for experimentation; a chance for invited artists to explore.
The next show in the space. titled Pre- Theatre. is a case in point. Featuring new painting and drawing by Lynn Hynd. Andrew Kerr and Beck's nominee Hayley Tompkins. the show is Curated by Kevin Hutcheson. who also plans to show his own work. Fittingly. Hutcheson won't be choosing and hanging work by the four. preferring to let the show come together as the artists complete new work.
'l‘m curating it in that I selected the artists that are involved.' he explains. ‘But I won't be selecting certain works or put together a particular type of show. We‘ll all be working together on the show. and see how it comes together.’
As the time to install work draws near. Hutcheson is finding new links between the artists. 'I thought that there were certain edges to the different work that might combine well. but now I‘m seeing the artists domg slightly different things. It's a good space for that. it's more relaxed and informal than a gallery and it gives us a chance to put on a more experimental Show.'
As well as being a chance for gallery-goers to see four artists allowing themselves free reign. the spontaneous approach should offer something of a pause in the hectic spring schedule. 'There are quite a few other shows opening at the same time. whether it‘s the Beck's show coming up. or Craig Mulholland's show at Sorcha Dallas.‘ says Hutcheson. ‘And I think that our informal show — not that it's going to be rough and ready — will fit into that well'
(Jack Mottram) Pre- Theatre opens at Glasgow Project Room. Tue l—Sat 72Jun.
Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to firstname.lastname@example.org, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Helen Monaghan.
l(i4 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon~liri I0am—5pm: Sat
l0am— I 2.30pm.
Mixed Collection L’ntil Wed 23 Jun. Paintings by regular gallery artists including Helen M Turner. Davy Brown. James ()rr. Marie Hart. J 1) Henderson. John Bathgate. lid Hunter and Robert [igginton plus old Glasgow photographs.
253 Argyle Street. 565 I023. Mon—Sat l()am—l()pm: Sun noon—10pm. Machinista L'ntil Sun 30 May. An exhibition documenting some of the leading works of the recent Machinista Festival of technology and performing arts.
Lucie Sutton: Hall of Fame Thu 3 Jun- Sun I Aug. Glasgow-based artist Lucie Sutton combines stencil and printmaking technique to create strong graphic images of famous celebrities including Judy Garland and Britney Spears. NEW SHOW.
ART EXPOSURE GALLERY
1‘) Parnic Street. 552 777‘). Mon-Sat noon- 5pm.
The MacRoberts Open L'niil Mon 3l May. Annual open exhibition featuring around I50 pieces by established and new exhibitors. each measuring |2"x I 2" or smaller and under £250.
Light and Shade Fri 4 -Tue 22 Jun. The play of light in painting is explored in this group show of landscapes and figurative paintings including works by Ben Davies Jenkins. Philip Raskin. Lee Robertson and Bryan livans.
THE ART HOUSE HOTEL
I29 Bath Street. 07763 222323. Daily
Suite Art Fri 28 May—Thu 8 Jul. A series of fortnightly exhibitions showing the work of up-and-coming artists with an opening night on Friday from (ipm. Heather Lander shows recent paintings from 28 May—l0 Jun. followed by mixed media works by students from John Wheatly College. Glasgow (1 l—24 Jun) and Ben Simpson presents the Comic Book ()pening on 25 Jun-<8 Jul.
185a Bath Street. 222 2830. Tue—Sat l0am~5.30pin.
Group Show L'ntil Wed 30 Jun. A three-person show featuring figurative works by Donald Macleod and abstract paintings by Bill Alexander and Nancy Littlejohn.
ROGER BILLCLIFFE FINE ART I34 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon-~Pri ‘).30am-5.30pm: Sat
I0am— 1 pm.
lvar Mackay L'ntil Tue l5 Jun. A solo exhibition of new porcelain.
Michael Corsar: Details L'ntil Tue 15 Jun. Delicate. charcoal studies of architectural details.
Simon Laurie l7ntil Tue I5 Jun. Recent paintings by Simon Laurie RGl
RSW THE BLYTHSWOOD GALLERY
Suite 542 (5th floor). Baltic Chambers. 50 Wellington Street. 248 l‘)‘)l. Mon»~l‘ri 10am -5pm: Sat I0am-— 1 pm.
The Spring Exhibition L’ntil Sat 2‘) May. A spring selection of paintings by
contemporary. I9th and 20th century artists including works by Elizabeth Blackadder. DY Cameron. John Knox. Charles Stenhouse. William McTaggart and many more.
THE BRICK SPACE GALLERY One World Shop. 100 Byres Road. 357 1567. Mon—Sat 10am—5.30pm. Palestinian Weave and Craft L'ntil Wed 9 Jun. A range of crafts and embroidery by Palestinian makers.
Get Carried Away Thu 10—Sat 26
Jun. An exhibition of willow weaving by six Scotland-based artists including Joan Campbell who will give a weaving demonstration on Thu 10 Jun at 7pm.
CAFE COSSACHOK GALLERY
10 King Street. 553 0733. Tue-Sat
l 1.30am-l lpm.
Colours of my Reality Until Sun 30 May. A debut UK exhibition of paintings
by Zachar Shapiro who lives and works
The Blainslie Connection Sun 6 Jun-Sat 31 Jul. An exhibition of carvings by the sculptor Iiduard Bersudsky.
drawings by Maggy Lenert and furniture
from the workshop of the late Tim Stead.
()90 Moss Park Drive. 272 3291. Cardonald College Exhibition, Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design Wed 9—Wed 23 Jun. A display of work by final year students of graphic design at Cardonald college.
CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900.
Tue—Wed 8; Fri—Sun l lam-(upm: Thu
1 lam —8pm.
Rosalind Nashashibi: Songs for Home and Economy L'ntil Sun 30 May. A major solo show of work by last year's Beck's Futures winner Rosalind Nashashibi. best known for her 16mm films which capture ordinary. everyday lives and spaces. The highlight of the show is [Imus/i House. which documents the routines and rituals of an extended Palestinian family living in Nazareth. lsrael. ()ther works including a film focusing on the Glasgow University Library. drawings and collage.
Stewart Laing - Lab in Progress L'ntil Sun 30 May. A work-in-progress by Stewart Laing who is working with Simon Yuill and Graeme Mackay to develop a live editing system for digital video.
Chasing Reality: Documentary in Contemporary Art Thu 27 May. 7pm. Free. A panel discussion looking at new and emerging media in contemporary art.
Window in the World Tue 8—Sun 13
Jun. The Working Party presents a collaborative exhibition encompassing film. sculpture. photography. poetry. performance. jewellery. sound and percussion and involving artists and over 300 young people across ()rkney. Dumfries & Galloway. South Lanarkshire and Glasgow. The exhibition explores the routine of daily life through a younger view. NEW SHOW.
Collette Sadler: Lab in Progress
Thu l0—Sun 13 Jun. liree. Collette Sadler previews her work-in-progress [wrformance piece Reasons to (in.
L'niversity of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 548 2558. Mon—Tiri 10am-5pm: Sat noon—4pm.
Contained Spaces: The World at her Fingertips L'ntil Sat 5 Jun. An exhibition exploring contemporary basketinaking from Botswana. India. Japan and Scotland. Artists include Ghahatsholwe .\'twe. who creates colourful narrative works. Manimegalai makes baskets inspired by Chettinar traditions. Hisako Sekijima creates
. sculptural. spiral forms and Anna King
makes containers influenced by her
experience in weave and textile design.
THE BEST EXHIBITIONS THIS FORTNIGHT
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Paolozzi at 80 From sculpture to works on paper, around 200 pieces are brought together to celebrate the 80th birthday of Eduardo Paolozzi, the Leith-born artist who was instrumental in bringing Pop Art to Britain. See preview. Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, Sat 29 May—Sun 37 Oct.
Craig Mulholland Glasgow artist Craig Mulholland. known for his mixed media installations. explores the scepticism surrounding the regeneration of Glasgow in this solo show with works also situated off-site in a neighbouring warehouse. See preview. Sorcha Dal/as, Glasgow, Sat 29 May—Sat 3 Jul.
Delia Baillie A solo show of new paintings. drawings and collages by Delia Baillie, resulting from her Royal Scottish Academy Alastair Salvesen Travel Scholarship which took her to the western-most coast of America. See preview. Royal Scottish Academy Building, Edinburgh, Fri 4 Jun—Sun 4 Jul.
Martin Boyce Boyce's first solo show at the Modern Institute (despite being represented by it) has been well worth the wait. in an installation dominated by a huge swing frame. See review. Modern Institute. Glasgow, until Fri 4 Jun.
Once Upon our Tlme/ Portrait Miniatures A contemporary take on the portrait miniature by Moyna Flannigan shown alongside 70 of the gallery’s superb portrait miniatures. See review. National Portrait Gallery, Edinburgh, Thu 73 May—Sun 5 Sep.
Glasgow’s Art: Selected Works Glasgow Museums' newly acquired works by contemporary Glasgow-based artists including Roddy Buchanan. Toby Paterson, Christine Borland and Ross Sinclair go on show. Gallery of Modern Art. Glasgow, until Sun 3 Oct.
27 May—10 Jun 2004 THE LIST 91