Jim Lambie

Jim Lambie
Library Shelf Location 18.LAMB
Publication Date 2017

This long-awaited volume surveys the career of Glasgow-based contemporary sculptor Jim Lambie. From his distinctive floor works, striped from wall to wall with vibrant electrical tape, to his paint-soaked mattresses, Lambie adroitly sculpts humor and pathos from the clutter of modern life. Working with items immediately at hand, as well as those sourced in secondhand and hardware stores, he resurrects record decks, speakers, clothing, accessories, doors, and mirrors to form sculptural elements in larger compositions.
Lambie prioritizes sensory pleasure over intellectual response. He selects materials that are familiar and have a strong personal resonance, so that they offer a way into the work as well as a springboard to a psychological space beyond. This volume not only serves as a definitive mid-career survey but also as a major reframing of the artist’s work. Lambie’s practice has long been understood through the lens of punk and rock music, a frequent theme of his works’ titles. Here the artist and new essays instead trace his approach to the rich material histories he mines and the scrappy, resourceful spirit of his hometown, Glasgow.

ISBN 9780847859061
Quantity 1
Pages 256
Authors John Giorno, Suzanne Cotter, Daniel Baumann, Sophie Woodward
Format Hardback
Publisher Rizzoli International Publications, New York
Related Artist Jim Lambie
Category Artist (relating to a single artist/collaborative team)
Artist's Nationality Scottish, British/UK
Language English

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