The Independent Recommends: Art

WELCOME SHOWING on home soil for John McLean, one of Scotland's most distinctive and exciting artists - a painter who manages to balance precision and exuberance in the same moment of lyrical abstraction.

Bourne Fine Art, 6 Dundas Street, Edinburgh (0131-557 4050) to 9 Dec

Aged 87 and still going strong, the American sculptor Louise Bourgeois is one of the great survivors the century. This show of recent work (right) suggests that the years haven't dimmed her energy nor her interest in sex and death.

Serpentine Gallery, Kensington Gardens, London W2 (0171-402 6075)