The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Tuesday, August 14, 2018


Colorful new body of sculptures by Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie on view at Anton Kern Gallery
Installation detail. Courtesy the artist and Anton Kern Gallery, New York.


NEW YORK, NY.- For his solo exhibition at Anton Kern Gallery, Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie presents a colorful new body of sculptures that inhabit an immersive installation from floor to ceiling. In a cheeky reversal of The Clash’s song Train in Vain, Lambie titles his exhibition Train in Vein to describe the rush of energy these works channel to the viewer’s senses.

A musician before he became a visual artist, Lambie has a synesthetic approach to his art practice. Colors are harmonies and pattern and repetition form rhythms. The artist was originally in a band with members of what came to be Teenage Fanclub, and in 2012 established The Poetry Club, a “hub for art, music, performance, spoken word and billows of smoke” that continues to be a vital part of the Glasgow art and music scene today. Mounted high on the wall inside The Poetry Club is ‘The Flying Scotsman,’ a train engine that moonlights as a smoke machine. In the back gallery, the train will emerge from a painted sun, marking the core of the exhibition. The appropriation and repurposing of this object ties in with the other works that make up Train in Vein, with each element constructed from found objects to create sculptures that are steeped in the spirit of the UK punk explosion with garish tones, bold display, and references to both bands and songs from an array of movements.

Lambie explores the potential of everyday materials and objects sourced from charity shops, like old suitcases, mirrors and popular books, as well as industrially manufactured materials like gaffer tape and potato bags. This use of ordinary objects reflects the DIY nature of the post-punk scene, where zealous participants created a subculture out of materials that were perceived as broken, obsolete, or undesirable. In his sculptures and installations, he embraces each object’s right to meaning while also prioritizing the act of looking. His works acknowledge that the viewer comes with an understanding, a pre-existing history with the component materials, that adds to their experience of it as an artwork. According to Lambie, the things we recognize—paint, potato bags, color— “set up a reverberation between them and our possibly unconscious previous visual experience with them. These works don’t want to create a new world into which we can escape, they want to bounce the world back to us, encouraging us to look at it again.”

Jim Lambie (b.1964, Glasgow) is a contemporary artist most well known for his mixed-media sculptures and dazzling floor installations using industrial materials, found objects, and other cultural detritus. He represented Scotland’s inaugural pavilion at the 2003 Venice Biennale and was nominated for the 2005 Turner Prize. Recent solo exhibitions include Zero Concerto, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia; Sun Rise, Sun Ra, Sun Set, Rat Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Answer Machine, Sadie Coles HQ, London, UK; and The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland. Recent group shows include Eyes on the Prize, The Travelling Gallery, Various cities, Scotland (Turner Prize); Summer Exhibition 2015, The Royal Academy of Arts London, UK; A Secret Affair: Selections from the Fuhrman Family, FLAG Art Foundation, New York, NY; 20 Years of Collecting: Between Discovery and Invention, Zabludowicz Collection, London, UK; Color Fields, Bakalar & Paine Galleries, Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston, MA; Schlaflos – Das Bett in Geschichte und Gegenwartskunst, Österreichische Galerie Belvedere, 21er Haus, Vienna, Austria; Private Utopia: Contemporary Works from the British Council Collection, Okayama Prefectural Museum of Art, Okayama, Japan.





Today's News

November 9, 2015

Exhibition features magnificent carved frames from the reigns of four French kings

Record auctions at Christie's and Sotheby's set to bring sparkle to diamond market

Julien's Auctions shatters world records; Lennon guitar sells for $2.4 million

Finest paintings by Impressionist Gustave Caillebotte at the Kimbell Art Museum this fall

New book tells how museum became one of the most important repositories of Coco Chanel's memorabilia

Britain's Natural History Museum announces ancient long-extinct amphibians discovered in Brazil

Crystal Bridges hosts exhibition exploring landscape painting across the Western Hemisphere

Major installation of neon works by Conceptual artist Joseph Kosuth opens at Sean Kelly

Luxembourg & Dayan presents first New York exhibition devoted to the early work of Enrico Baj

Colorful new body of sculptures by Glasgow-based artist Jim Lambie on view at Anton Kern Gallery

New Britain Museum of American Art exhibits recently acquired Kate O'Donovan Cook's "The Mirror"

The meaning and history of the colour blue explored in exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria

Exhibition of new paintings by Peter Schuyff opens at Mary Boone's Fifth Avenue location

Exhibition of new works by Bay Area painter Guy Diehl opens at Dolby Chadwick Gallery

Danziger Gallery celebrates 25th anniversary with exhibition of Ian Ruhter's work

Holy history Batman! Superheroes take over the New-York Historical Society

"Fashion and Virtue: Textile Patterns and the Print Revolution, 1520-1620" on view at the Metropolitan

The Godfather gets African look for Mali exhibition

Exhibition features leading contemporary visual and performance artists from West Africa

Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati revisits controversial Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition

Group exhibition examining figuration in European sculpture opens at Skarstedt

Egypt's pyramids for grain storage, not pharoahs' tombs: Ben Carson

Exhibition of Tom Burr presenting both works from the 1990s and new works on view at Bortolami Gallery

Jan Fabre's "Sacrum Cerebrum" opens at Art Bärtschi & Cie, Geneva

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

2.- Exact copy of car that made motor racing history in the 1960s for sale with Aguttes Auctions

3.- Who built Stonehenge? Cremation ashes found near Neolithic monument yield clues

4.- 'Heaven-guided' underground maze proves Armenian tourist draw

5.- Royal Family portraits chosen by HRH The Prince of Wales on display at Buckingham Palace this summer

6.- Display at Tate Modern explores 'Magic Realism Art in Weimar Germany: 1919-1933'

7.- Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei says Beijing studio wrecked without notice

8.- Cat abduction from Moscow museum captivates Russians

9.- The Museo del Prado completes the redesign and rehang of its North Wing galleries

10.- Bangladesh photographer sacked over viral kiss photo



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher:Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez


Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org avemariasound.org juncodelavega.com facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful