The best exhibitions
Goya - Monsters and Matadors Three famous folios of etchings by the Spanish Master are dragged up from the bowels of the NGS for our delectation. ‘The Tauromaquia’, ‘The Horrors of War’ and ‘The Proverbios or Follies’ drip with muck scraped from the dark underbelly of our supposed humanity.
National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh, until Sun 25 Feb. Read review
Living in the Modern World Work recently purchased for the City Art Centre’s collection with funds from the NCSS. 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. Read review
Julie Roberts New paintings examining the role that women play in the art world today, comparing it to how women faired at the beginning of last century. Roberts skillfully uses archival photography of Glasgow School of Art as subject matter; her ribbons of paint reaching back into an imagined past. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, until Sun 25 Feb. Read review
Lorna MacIntyre A confident interpretation of the post-industrial mess we’re in, with sculptures, drawings, and photographs installed by Glasgow-based MacIntyre. ‘Natural’ elements somehow seem anachronistic; ‘man-made’ materials are awkward and persistent. Mary Mary, Glasgow, until Fri 23 Feb. Read review