CRITICS' CHOICE : 4TH NOVEMBER 2001 - Featuring The Alan Woods Collection ; Liz Ogilvie ; 'Words and Things'

November 2001

Publication: The Sunday Herald

The Alan Woods Collection


Alan Woods was an editor, visual artist and critic whose untimely death last year at the age of 43 robbed Scotland of one its finest talents.  Woods had a passion for art and, on a modest budget, collected the work of many contemporary artists.  So here is a rare chance to see, under the same roof, work by R.B. Kitaj, Will Maclean, Fred Stiven, Callum Innes and many others.


CooperGallery
University of Dundee
Perth Road
Dundee
Until 17 Nov


Liz Ogilvie


Liz Ogilvie has always had a poetic and spiritual affinity for the sea.  In this installation Ogilvie uses the reflective qualities of water as a metaphor for self-exploration.  If this approach doesn't grab you, then simply watching the patterns created on the galleries walls is equally rewarding!


The Liquid Room
An Tuireann
Portree
Until 24 Nov


Words and Things


For something rather more metropolitan and funky, try visiting the newly revamped Centre for Contemporary Arts.  Here New Yorker Matt Dion implicitly compares the vastness of geological time to the everyday cares of the art world. And Glasgow based Simon Starling — best described as an artistic alchemist —  has changed a Daihatsu van into aluminium lamp….


CCA
Sauchiehall Street
Glasgow
Until 23 Dec


GILES SUTHERLAND