Exhibitions are listed by city, then alphabetically by venue. Submit listings at least 16 days before publication to art@list. co.uk. Listings compiled by Alex Johnston. All exhibitions free unless otherwise stated. ✽ Indicates Hitlist entry GLASGOW
■ 1 ROYAL TERRACE Royal Terrace, 07742 314420. Opening hours vary, see individual exhibitions for details. LAST CHANCE Helen Shaddock: Brimming Sat 25–Sun 26 Jan, noon–5pm. Colourful installation by the Glasgow-based artist. NEW Nick Thomas Sat 15–Sun 23 Feb. Sat & Sun only, noon–5pm. Solo exhibition by Glasgow-based artist.
■ CCA 350 Sauchiehall Street, 352 4900. Galleries Tue–Sat 11am–6pm, Sun noon–6pm; general opening hours Mon– Sat 10am–midnight, Sun noon–midnight. LAST CHANCE Florrie James and Emilia Muller-Ginorio: Attention Deficit-Reductionalism Until Sun 26 Jan. Works ‘produced in conversation’, concerning desire, capitalism, media culture and other themes. LAST CHANCE Henry Coombes and Carles Congost: Man of the Year Until Sun 26 Jan. Joint show concerning the ways in which the art scene replicates the hierarchies of the social world. NEW Alexander Millar: Novella Sat 8–Sun 23 Feb. Recent work developed during a residency in Marseilles. NEW Sonia Boyce, Pavel Büchler, Susan Hiller: Speaking in Tongues Sat 8 Feb–Sun 23 Mar. Older and more recent works by three artists. Sonia Boyce’s work reflects
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her experience of growing up as a black woman in a white society; Pavel Büchler’s work is inflected by his origin in the no-longer existing country of Czechoslovakia, while Susan Hiller’s work reveals a fascination with the hidden and repressed in the everyday. ■ CYRIL GERBER FINE ART 178 West Regent Street, 221 3095. Mon– Fri 9.30am–5.30pm; Sat 10.30am–5.30pm. LAST CHANCE The Winter Collection Until Fri 31 Jan. Works by gallery artists.
■ DAVID DALE GALLERY AND STUDIOS 161 Broad Street, Bridgeton, 258 9124. Thu–Sat noon–5pm. LAST CHANCE Neil Clements, Chadwick Rantanen and Magali Reus: Silent Hardware Thu 23 & Fri 24 Jan. Painting and sculpture from artists looking at technological tendencies within formalist practice. ■ GALLERY OF MODERN ART Royal Exchange Square, 287 3050. Mon– Wed & Sat 10am–5pm; Thu 10am–8pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. LAST CHANCE A Picture Show Until Sun 2 Feb. Paintings by artists who live and work in Glasgow, including Neil Clements, Michael Fullerton, Lotte Gertz, Charlie Hammond, Louise Hopkins, Merlin James, Andrew Kerr, Victoria Morton, Carol Rhodes, Tony Swain, Hanneline Visnes and George Ziffo. Ian Hamilton Finlay Until Sat 1 Mar. A major exhibition of prints, cards, booklets and sculpture by poet and visual artist Ian Hamilton Finlay (1925–2006). Living with War: Artists on War and Conflict Until Sun 9 Mar. Work from the gallery’s collection on themes of war and conflict, featuring pieces by Barbara Kruger, Goya and Christopher Nevinson.
■ GLASGOW PRINT STUDIO Trongate 103, 552 0704. Gallery: Tue– Sat 10am–5.30pm; Sun noon–5pm. LAST CHANCE Living Proof Until Sun 2 Feb. Prints, paintings and sculpture from gallery artists, inspired by Charles Darwin’s research on the second voyage of HMS Beagle. Featured artists include Alasdair Gray, Ashley Cook, Elizabeth Blackadder, Eileen Cooper and John Byrne. ■ GLASGOW SCULPTURE STUDIOS The Whisky Bond, Dawson Street, 353 3708. Wed–Sat 11am–5pm. NEW Scott Rogers: Negative Miracle Sat 25 Jan–Sat 1 Mar. New works in video, sound, sculpture and drawing from Canadian artist based in Glasgow.
■ HIDDEN LANE GALLERY 1081 Argyle Street, 07760 669011. Tue– Sat 11am–5pm. LAST CHANCE Margaret Watkins: Art and Advertising Until Sat 8 Feb. Advertising images from the Scottish-Canadian photographer’s time in New York in the 1920s. ■ HUNTERIAN MUSEUM & ART GALLERY University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, 330 4221. Tue–Sat 10am–5pm; Sun 11am–4pm. Whistler and Watercolour Until Sun 23 Feb. Watercolours by the flamboyant American artist James McNeill Whistler.
■ KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM Argyle Street, 276 9599. Mon–Thu & Sat 10am–5pm; Fri & Sun 11am–5pm. Jack Vettriano: A Retrospective Until Sun 23 Feb. £5 (£3). First major retrospective by Scotland’s most successful living painter.
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PREVIEW PAINTING ALAN REID: AN ABSENT MONUMENT Mary Mary, Glasgow, Sat 25 Jan–Sat 15 Mar
There’s something missing from Alan Reid’s second show of paintings at Mary Mary. Anyone familiar with the already hazy façades of the Texan-born artist’s work will recall how much it has been dominated by the figure of a woman: aloof, enigmatic and as studiedly bored as a 1970s Jackie magazine mannequin, soft-focused, dappled pink and insipid. As the title of this new show suggests, the woman has vanished from the scene, leaving a trail of clues that suggests she might just be hiding.
‘It’s an exhibition designed to convey an absent character,’ Reid explains. ‘A show without a subject. My previous shows used images of women extensively, so I thought it would be interesting to hint at her presence, without showing. Something like all those cinematic clichés of lipstick on glass, or a newspaper left on a park bench, or a bra thrown over a lampshade . . . The paintings are basically non- functioning clocks. A model’s face replaced by a clock’s face.’ The centrepiece of the show is ‘La notte (1961)’, a three-wall
mural depicting the debris of things left behind: a moustache, a pair of glasses, a mask. These are hidden when set against columns of giraffe-spot patterns in a piece named after Italian auteur Michelangelo An tonioni’s 1961 film about a disintegrating marriage. Is the missing woman, then, the other woman, and where has she
gone? ‘The thing you have to understand, what I’m involved with is both philosophy and a soap opera,’ Reid says. ‘I hope she hasn’t vanished completely. She’ll reappear. I’m dependent on the emotional potential of those images; they both educate me and loosen some calcified feeling. But making that work is a bear.’ (Neil Cooper)
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