Hitlist - The best exhibitions
- Alexander Kennedy
- 20 September 2007
• Scott Myles This exhibition of installed sculptures and work on paper frustrates easy judgements of taste, and plays with ideas of illusion, reflection and artifice with a sense of humour. Myles’ sculptures, as fixtures and fitting, stand apart from the usually seductive art object, forcing the viewer to re-think their position and initial reaction to his work. The Modern Institute, Glasgow, until 13 Oct.
• Picasso on Paper An exhibition of drawings, prints and illustrated books spanning the career of arguably the 20th century’s most important artist. Picasso’s early work gave artists who followed him a route into pure abstraction, with his later surrealist inspired works demonstrating a mastery of the human form and his inexhaustible artistic vision. Dean Gallery, Edinburgh, until 23 Sep.
• Clare Stephenson Sculptures and constructions by the Glasgow-based artist examine the relationship between capricious and serpentine representational forms in relation to abstraction. Stephenson examines the philosophical and aesthetic debris that has been left for contemporary artists to rummage through. Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, until 22 Sep.
• Warhol: Celebration of Life . . . And Death The first major exhibition of the American Pop artist’s work in Scotland for a decade. Many of the works on show come from the recently purchased Anthony d’Offay collection, and act as testament to Warhol’s genius. Expect Liz, Marilyn and dollar signs aplenty in this celebration of materialism and mortality. National Gallery Complex, The Mound, Edinburgh, until 7 Oct.