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  • 17 October 2006

The best exhibitions

Callum Innes - From Memory An excellent exhibition of abstract canvases painted by the Edinburgh-born artist. The paintings demonstrate a solid awareness of the history of abstract art, drawing on the best elements of abstract expressionism, post painterly abstraction and early minimalist paintings. The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, until Sun 19 Nov.

Sue Spark - Confectionary These edible canvases by Sue Spark grow out of sinuous figurative beginnings. Spark layers space, line, the human form and time in her work, building up references that draw the viewer into sticky webs of correspondence. See review, page 81. The Corn Exchange Gallery, Edinburgh, until Thu 16 Nov.

Andrew Sunley Smith - Migratory Projects The gallery becomes home to a wide range of cross-disciplinary works, ranging from photography, installation and film. The Australian artist’s work examines migration and survival, and utilises the objects that he has collected throughout his journeys. See review, page 81. CCA, Glasgow, until Sat 18 Nov.

Lucy McKenzie - Ten Years of Robotic Mayhem (Including Sublet) Lucy McKenzie returns to Scotland with this mini-retrospective of paintings that examine cultural baggage, the successes and failures of modernism and internationalism. McKenzie has ‘sublet’ the lower gallery space to Beca Lipscombe, a local printmaker and designer. The Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, until Sat 9 Dec.

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