Top 5: January/February
1. Ulla von Brandenburg:
‘Sink Down Mountain, Rise Up Valley’
Langside Hall, 5 Langside Ave, Glasgow G41 2QR
Saturday 30th & Sunday 31st January, 6pm
Renowned German artist Ulla Von Brandenberg comes to Glasgow for two exclusive performances in Langside Hall on the 30th and 31st of January. Brandenburg, known particularly for her fluid practice - encompassing a wide range of mediums and subjects - presents a play inspired by ancient rituals, feminist progressivism and historical re-enactments.
2. Christopher MacInnes: 'Retina Gothic'
Friday 22nd January - Friday 5th February
Christopher MacInnes’ ‘Retina Gothic’ alludes to everything you may take from its title - a dark, all-seeing eye of the internet, where a peripheral environment imagines a world where it is possible to exist both on and off the computerised ‘grid’ of online activity.
3. Simon Starling: Nine Feet Later
The Modern Institute, Airds Lane
Until 6th February
Are you suffering from post-Turner Blues? Have no fear, for previous Turner Prize winner Simon Starling returns to Glasgow by showing in The Modern Institute, Aird’s Lane. 'Nine Feet Later' juxtaposes sculptural and organic forms, acting in continuation with the artist’s continual fascination with nature as an unforeseen object.
4. Rachel Lowther: Nothing Compares to the first time getting shot at
GSA Exhibitions, Reid Gallery
Saturday 16th January - Sunday 20th March
London-born artist Rachel Lowther was commissioned to spend time researching The Glasgow School of Art Archives and Collections' World War I holdings. Drawn to correspondence records tracing the impact of WWI on GSA, this exhibition is fittingly situated within the institution to which her new body of work - spanning sculpture and film - revolve.
5. Philip Reeves
Glasgow Print Studio First Floor Gallery
Until 31st January 2016
Philip Reeves explores the infinite possibilities of the printmaking process in a contemporary format. This exhibition presents a true master of his craft at play; Reeves having had an integral role in the Printmaking Scene in Scotland (As Head of Printmaking at Glasgow School of Art in the 1970’s, a founder member of Edinburgh Printmakers in 1967, and of Glasgow Print Studio in 1972).
All photo credits go to the featured Artists and Galleries respectively