Visual Art - List picks

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  • 17 July 2008
  • Mark Neville
    With Fancy Pictures (which features Neville’s new 16mm film and audio-slide installation of still photographic work) the artist captures 21st century Bute in wonderful living, breathing colour. See review, page 87. Mount Stuart, Isle Of Bute, until Tue 30 Sep.
  • Harry Smith Anthology Remixed
    This visual celebration of the groundbreaking 1952 Anthology of American Folk Music is a fascinating insight into an influential point in the history of Western music. See review, page 87. CCA, Glasgow, until Sat 26 Jul.
  • Cathy Wilkes
    Wilkes’ enticing, mock-theatrical installation compels viewers to peer into cracks, jars and fish tanks, searching through the rubble of an event we appear to have just missed. See review, page 88. The Modern Institute, Glasgow, until Sat 6 Sep.
  • Altered States of Paint
    The 60s spirit of far out psychedelia is brilliantly captured in this excellent group show, which also explores the nature and potential of painting. See review, page 88. DCA, Dundee, until Sun 7 Sep.
  • Impressionism & Scotland
    This major new exhibition explodes notions of the French Impressionists and the Scots painters they inspired as insipid biscuit-tin wrapping. See preview, left. National Galleries of Scotland, Edinburgh, Sat 19 Jul–Sun 12 Oct.

Mark Neville: Fancy Pictures

  • 4 stars

For this exhibition Neville has turned his lens to the grounds of Mount Stuart and Bute Farms. His 16mm film and audio-slide installation of still photographic work feature five, ultra slow-motion sequences of indigenous animal life, filmed in front of backdrops taken from 18th century portrait paintings by artists Sir…

Impressionism and Scotland

Scottish Impressionism from the late 19th and early 20th centuries, comprising over 100 works by artists as diverse as Whistler, Corot, McTaggart and the Glasgow Boys, as well as Monet, Manet, Degas, Van Gogh and the Scottish Colourists.

Harry Smith Anthology Remixed

  • 4 stars

84 artists present their response to one track each from the 'Anthology of American Folk Music', which was edited by New York artist Harry Smith in 1952.

Cathy Wilkes: Prices

  • 4 stars

An excellent chance to check out the Glasgow-based current Turner Prize nominee, with an installation exploring the relationship between female labour and commodity. 'Prices' invites viewers to peer into cracks, fish tanks and jam jars in search of an event we appear to have just missed.

Altered States of Paint

  • 5 stars

Brilliant group show that refracts the formal and sensory properties of painting through 1960s psychedelia and the death of the hippy dream. Includes work by Neil Clements, Rabiya Choudhry, Jutta Koether and Till Gerhard.

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