Steve Gillies — Lucky Star (from exhibition Embark at DGP Studio)
Art in the frame
NEW PHOTOGRAPch SPACES
The Glasgow art scene is an ever- expanding being and DGP photography studio and Infrared Gallery in Partick are two of its newest additions. The first is owned and run by photographers Mark Hamilton and Steve Gillies. along with art director Craig Wallace. Together they have run a successful design company for a number of years and decided to set up a commercial gallery almost as a side line. The venture took off immediately and now sells a variety of prints by established photographers and students.
‘As far as we're aware. there was no such thing as a commercial photography gallery in Scotland before us.‘ says Gillies. whose new show Embark started on Wednesday 9 June. ‘It‘s photography for the masses but it's all top and stuff.‘ His own work is a mix of black and white and colour shots taken on his travels in America. the Highlands and Barcelona. 'My style is very dark but also quite filmic. I always try and tell a story.‘
On the other side of town, artist Jamie Russell has recently opened Infrared Gallery. a mixed media exhibition space more focused on artistic experimentation. As gallery spokeswoman Jane Hamilton explains: ‘Russell wants the gallery to add to the exciting contemporary art scene already in Glasgow and give a new platform for artists to exhibit their work.‘ From Saturday 12 June it will house a show by controversial Glasgow artist Euan Sutherland (see picture in listings). His exhibition of digital 'paintings' and photomontages examines the issues of political hypocrisy and media manipulation. focusing on recent aggression by the UK and US governments. “My work looks at the interplay of history and memOry — Our perception of events can change or be forgotten so easily.’ says Sutherland. ‘The perceived good guy can very quickly become the bad guy.‘ (Rachael Street)
90 THE LIST 10—24 Jun 2004
Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least ten days before publication to email@example.com, by post or by tax on 0131 557 8500. Listings are compiled by Helen Monaghan.
16-1 Woodlands Road. 332 0028. Mon—Fri 10am—<5pm‘. Sat 10am--I2.30pm.
Mixed Collection Until Wed 23 Jun. Paintings by regular gallery artists including Helen M Turner. Davy Brown. Jatnes ()rr. Marie Hart. J 1) Henderson. John Bathgate. lid Huttter and Robert ligginton plus old Glasgow photographs.
253 Arger Street. 565 1023. Mott-Sat 10am—10pm; Sun noon~10pm.
Lucie Sutton: Hall of Fame l'ntil Sun I Aug. Glasgow-based artist Lucie Sutton combines stencil and printmaking techniques to create strong graphic images of celebrities including Judy (iarland and Britney Spears.
ART EXPOSURE GALLERY
l9 Parnie Street. 552 7779. Mon ~Sat noon—5pm.
Light and Shade L'ntil Tue 22 Jun. The play of light in painting is explored in this group show of landscapes and tigurative paintings including works by Bert Davies Jenkins. Philip Raskin. Lee Robertson and Bryan livans.
THE ART HOUSE HOTEL
129 Bath Street. 07763 222323. Daily 1 1am~7pm.
Suite Art lfntil Thu 8 Jul. A series of fortnightly exhibitions showing the work of up-and-coming artists with an opening night on Friday front 6pm. Heather Lander shows recent paintings until 10 Jun. followed by mixed media works by students from John Wheatly College. Glasgow (1 1— 24 Jun) and Bert Simpson presents the (‘omic Book ()pening on 25 Jun 8 Jul.
185a Bath Street. 222 2830. Tue Sat 10am 5.30pm.
Group Show tintil 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 13-1 Blythswood Street. 332 4027. Mon-Fri 9.30am 5.30pm: Sat
10am 1 pm.
Ivar Mackay t'ntil Tue 15 Jun. A solo exhibition of new porcelain. Michael Corsar: Details tintil Tue 15 Jun. Delicate. charcoal studies of architectural details.
Simon Laurie [71101 Tue 15 Jun. Recent paintings by Simon Laurie R(il
THE BRICK SPACE GALLERY One World Shop. 100 Byres Road. 357 1567. Mon Sat 10am~5.30pm.
Get Carried Away 'l‘ltu to. Sat 26 Jtm. An exhibition of willow weaving by six Scotland-based artists including Joan (‘ampbelL who will give a weaving demonstration on Thu 10 Jun at 7pm.
CAFE COSSACHOK GALLERY 10 King Street. 553 0733. Tue Sat
I 1.30am I 1pm.
The Blainslie Connection Until Sat 31 Jul. An exhibition of carvings by the sculptor liduard Bet'sudsky.
drawings by Maggy Lenert and furniture from the workshop of the late Tim Stead.
350 Sauchiehall Street. 352 4900. Tue--Wed & Fri—Sun I lam—6pm: Thu I 1am—8pm.
Window in the World Until Sun 13 Jun. The Working Party presents a collaborative exhibition encompassing tilm. sculpture. photography. poetry. performance. jewellery. sound and percussion and involving artists and over 300 young people across Orkney. Dumfries 8; Galloway. South Lanarkshire and Glasgow. The exhibition explores the routine of daily life through a younger view.
0 Beck’s Futures 2004 Sat 12 Jun—Sun 25 Jul. The fifth Beck‘s Futures award returns to the CCA with the shortlisted and winning entries to this annual competition. This year the 1:24.000 cheque went to London-based Saskia ()lde Wolbers for her surreal video installation. loosely based on the true life of a mentally-ill Frenchman who impersonated a doctor and murdered his family. Scotland‘s entry comes front Hayley Tompkins. who paints delicate. abstract marks on lined paper. ()ther artists include Haluk Akakce. Tonico Lemos Auad. Simon Bedwell. Iirgin (‘avusoglu. Andrew Cross. Susan Philipsz. Imogen Stidworthy and Nicoline Van llarskamp. See preview. NEW SHOW. Andrew Cross and Hayley Tompkins Tue 15 Jun. Shortlisted Beck’s l’tttures artists Andrew Cross and Hayley Tompkins talk about their work.
Beck’s Film and Video Student Prize Sat 12 Jun-Sun 25 Jul. 6—8pm. Free. l-‘ilm screenings by the shortlisted artists which include Edinburgh (‘ollege of Art graduate Margarita Vazquez. Ponte (see Degree Show feature) whose work Never Been In (1 Rio! follows the development of an anti-war demonstration in Madrid. NEW SHOW.
Collette Sadler: Lab in Progress Thu 10—Sun 13 Jun. (‘oIIette Sadler previews her work-in- progress performance piece Reasons to (in.
Karl Jay-Lewin: Lab in Progress Thu l7—Tue 29 Jun. ('reative lab residency featuring Karl Jay-l.ewin who begins work researching ideas and approaches for a solo dance piece with music by Philip Jeck.
Eventyr: Not Lost But Gone Before Thu 24 Jun. 5.30—7pm. Kathrin Hohne and Bjarte Gistnarvik present their book and video project based on their trip to Scandinavia.
l'niversity of Strathclyde. 22 Richmond Street. 548 2558. Mon—Fri 10am—5pm; Sat noon-4pm.
Seeing the Light Sat 12 Jun—Sat 24 Jul. A contemporary twist to the medium of mosaic featuring works by lilaine .Vl Goodwin. Dugald .Vlaclnnes. (‘Ieo Mussi and Trudi Lloyd Williams.
178 West Regent Street. 221 6370. Mon «Sat l0am—5.30pm.
Mixed Show L'ntil Mon 5 Jul. A mixed show of contemporary paintings. prints and sculpture by regular gallery artists including Denise Findlay. Henry Kondracki and Peter Thomson.
KELLY COOPER BAR
158 Bath Street. 331 4060. Mon—Thu noon-lam: l-‘ri—Sat noon—3am. Shapes of Things L'ntil Thu 17 Jun. The Shapes of Things is a series of exhibitions highlighting the work of recent graduates and students at Glasgow School of Art and other art colleges.
DGP STUDIO & SPACE
32 St Andrews Street. 552 4222. Mon—Fri 9am—5pm; Sat noon—5pm. Embark Until Sun 1 I Jul. An exhibition of photographs by Steve
Gillies from his extensive travels across
America. contrasted with images of Glasgow. See ArtForum.
GALLERY OF MODERN ART Queen Street. 229 I996. Mon—Wed & Sat 10am—5pm; Thu 10am—8pm; Fri & Sun I lam—5pm.
Glasgow’s Art: Selected Works Until Sun 3 Oct. Selected paintings and sculpture from the gallery‘s collection 1940—2000 including works by the Boyle Family. Grayson Perry. Stanley Spencer and John Byrne.
Curator’s Talk Thu 10 Jun. 6.30—7.30pm. Free. A talk by the curator
ofGIasgow‘s Art: 1940—2000. works
selected from the permanent collection. Glasgow’s Art: New Acquisitions Until Sat 25 Sep. GOMA unveils its new additions to the collection which include works by Glasgow-based artists Christine Borland. Roderick Buchanan. Graham Fagen. Toby Paterson. Ross Sinclair and Hanneline Visnes.
Alan Currall Thu 17 Jun—Sun 22 Aug. Glasgow-born artist Alan Currall. best known for his confessional video self-portraits. gets his first solo show in his home town featuring his trademark tragicomical relations of truths and fictions.
GATEHOUSE GALLERY Rouken Glen Road. 620 0235. Mon. Thu. Fri & Sun 1.30—5.30pm: Sat
Mixed Exhibition Until Fri 25 Jun. A mixed show featuring paintings by Ed Hunter. sculpture by Walter Awlson and ceramics by Dorinda Johnson.
148 West Regent Street. 221 3095. Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm.
First of the Summer Wine Fri l l Jun—Tue 31 Aug. A season ofchanging works on a summer theme including paintings by DY Cameron. Joan Eardley. JD Fergusson. William Gillies. Anne Redpath. Josef Hertnan. Philip Reeves. Tom Shanks and many others. GLASGOW FILM THEATRE 12 Rose Street. 332 8128. Photography Exhibition Until Wed 30 Jun. Commissioned photographs of GFT and its staff by $th Leonardi to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the cinema.
GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO
22 & 25 King Street. 552 0704. Tue—Sat 10am—5.30pm.
Solus Until Sat 19 Jun. As part of the citywide celebrations to coincide with the visit by the Dalai Lama. an exhibition of prints and paintings based on the theme of light by invited artists including Elizabeth Blackadder. Helen Fay. Christine lronside. Philip Reeves and Adrian Wisznieski.
The Mechanics of Making Until Sat 19 Jun. A series of six new etchings by John Fitzpatrick.
THE GLASGOW PROJECT ROOM
Top floor. 64 Osborne Street. 552 I472. Tue—Sat noon—5pm.
Pre-Theatre Until Sat 12 Jun. Kevin Hutcheson curates this show featuring works by shortlisted Beck‘s Futures artist Hayley Tompkins. Andrew Kerr and Lynn Hynd.
Sally Osborn Sat l9—Sun 27 Jun. A solo show of work by Sally ()sbom.
I67 Renfrew Street. 353 4500.
0 The Glasgow School of Art Degree Shows 2004 Sat l9—Sat 26 Jun. The annual degree shows for all