The best exhibitions
Julie Roberts - The New Woman Artist Roberts’ paintings manage to bring feminist politics into the gallery and kick centuries of misogyny in the head, in images that revisit and reinterpret early archival photographs of women artists working in the Glasgow School of art’s Mackintosh building at the turn of the 20th century. GoMA, Glasgow, until Sun 25 Feb. Read review
Metal Bridge Steven Claydon, Thomas Helbing, Craig Mulholland, and Duncan Marquiss exhibit new films, drawings, sculptures and installations that span the gap between media. Marquiss continues to present work that is both uncanny and attractive and Mulholland’s minimal assemblages act as prisms for ‘Black Square’ modernism and ultra violence. Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, until Sat 20 Jan. Read review
Goya - Monsters and Matadors A selection of etchings from some of Goya’s best known print series - ‘The Tauromaquia’, ‘Disasters of War’ and ‘The Proverbios or Follies’. Goya’s work eternally reverberates with the insanity and repulsive reality of ‘man’s inhumanity to man’ in work that still manages to shock and inspire contemporary viewers and artists, stuffed daily with TV-mediated images of death and destruction. National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, until Sun 25 Feb.
Living in the Modern World New work recently purchased for the City Art Centre’s collection with funds from the National Collecting Scheme for Scotland. The exhibition examines modern urban life and includes work by Nathan Coley, Graham Fagan, Will Duke, Martin Boyce, Tony Paterson, Rosalind Nashishibi, Carol Rhodes, Christine Borland, Kenny Hunter and Rose Frain. City Art Centre, Edinburgh, until Sun 4 Mar.