Hitlist - The best exhibitions
- Alexander Kennedy
- 18 October 2007
• Raphael Danke: Seventh Heaven After recently being taken on as one of the gallery’s roster artists, Raphael Danke’s exhibition of sculptures and collaged photographs at Sorcha Dallas examine abstruse theological ideas and psychoanalytic theories in elegant and well-realised work that transcends the complexity of the subject matter. Sorcha Dallas, Glasgow, until Sat 10 Nov.
• Johanna Billing Billing’s film work examines the weight and unease of strange and awkward everyday situations. In using a host of non-actors, players who are taken out of their comfort zone and forced to perform, the artist hopes to create work that fluctuates between document and fiction, where the everyday becomes uncanny. DCA, Dundee, until Sun 4 Nov.
• Monika Sosnowska: Display After recent critically acclaimed solo exhibitions at MoMA, New York, and the Serpentine Gallery, London, Sosonowska presents a new site specific architectural inspired work at Talbot Rice Gallery. The artist uses the language of architecture against itself, to create models and environments that effect a growing sense of unease in the viewer. Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, until Sat 8 Dec.
• Alasdair Gray: 1950–2007 A retrospective of watercolours, drawings, dust jacket designs and paintings by one of Scotland’s most respected draughtsmen and authors. The work on show includes well-known paintings recently shown at Glasgow School of Art (‘Cowcaddens in the 50s’ and ‘May Hooper’), as well as some early landscapes and portraits of family members and close friends. Café Cossachok, Glasgow, until Sat 20 Oct.