Hitlist - Visual Art

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  • 8 January 2009
Hitlist - Visual Art

Close Up Last chance to catch this highly recommended show, curated by Dawn Ades and Simon Baker, which explores the development and impact of the extreme close-up in early 20th century photography and film. Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sun 11 Jan.

Theatre Sets Italian photographer Ines Gennuso explores the relationship between documentary and fine art in an exhibition of photographs of theatre sets from Scottish productions. The Arches, Glasgow, until Mon 19 Jan.

Charles Avery: The Islanders: An Introduction This absorbing exhibition provides an insight into rising star Avery’s ongoing project in which he explores the creatures, topology and cosmology of an imaginary island. Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, until Sun 15 Feb.

rep’e.t’tion A beautifully crafted and considered show, featuring works by local and international artists who share a common interest in the idea of repetition. As well as providing a compelling introduction to the work of the featured artists, the exhibition shows off curator Sorcha Dallas’ considerable talents. Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, until 17 January.

Karla Black New sculptural works created from found household materials by the Scottish artist. Mary Mary, Glasgow, Sat 10 Jan–Sat 14 Feb.

Close Up

  • 4 stars

Curated by Dawn Ades and Simon Baker, who were responsible for 'Undercover Surrealism' at London's Hayward Gallery in 2006, this exhibition explores the defamiliarising effects of the extreme close-up in early 20th Century photography and film.

Theatre Sets

Italian photographer Innes Gennuso looks at the Theatre Sets as psychological spaces.

Mapping the Invisible: Charles Avery's The Islanders

  • 5 stars

Author and poet Dilys Rose delves into the enigmas and mysteries of Charles Avery's extensive 'Island' project, as can be seen in the exhibition 'The Islanders: An Introduction'.

Karla Black

  • 3 stars

New sculptural works, which stand as physical explorations into thinking, feeling, communicating and relating.

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