Hitlist - The best exhibitions

Hitlist - The best exhibitions


• David Rokeby: Silicon Remembers Carbon The Canadian-born installation artist brings a collection of interactive works together to create his first major Scottish show and retrospective at the CCA. Work on show includes the pioneering sound installation ‘Very Nervous System’. CCA, Glasgow, until Sat 15 Sep.

• Roderick Buchanan: Histrionics A series of works by Glasgow-based artist Buchanan, examining the city’s sectarian divide. Buchanan uses photography and film to demonstrate the similarities between both sides (Catholic and Protestant), using his own personal history as a way of understanding the long history of hate that still runs through the city. Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, until Sun 28 Oct.

• Sally Osborn: Oh Ha Hmm A new installation of work by the Glasgow-based artist. Osborn’s work examines the fabric of simple, anti-sculptural materials such as rice paper and metal foil, in work that brings together representational and non-representational elements, recording the way one medium both distorts and enhances the qualities in another. Glasgow Sculpture Studios, Glasgow, until Sat 15 Sep.

• Clare Stephenson Described previously (and ungenerously) as ‘a writer writing through writer’s block’, Glasgow based Stephenson’s work resembles a painted cubist collage and can almost be understood as trompe l’oeil, with differing realities and spacial configurations flattened by either the pencil point or the tip of the paint brush. Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, Sat 18 Aug–Sat 22 Sep.

Clare Stephenson

  • 4 stars

Stephenson's drawings teleport classical sculptures into a retrofuturistic netherworld of pink strip flooring, (homo) eroticising the Euroman archetype.


Glasgow artist Roderick Buchanan's latest exhibition is a response to the sectarian divide that rips right through (usually the poorest) streets of Glasgow. Buchanan uses film, graphs and evocative, loaded music and images, forcing the spectator to remember how real this intolerance is.

Silicone Remembers Carbon

  • 4 stars

First major Scottish show for David Rokeby. Expertly utilising the CCA's largest gallery space, this intriguing set of video pieces uses the viewer's own image to pass comment on CCTV spy-catching.


  • 3 stars

Site-specific artist Sally Osborn presents an installation using a range of materials and processes including cast wax, recycled timber, fabric, mirror and a living cat.

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