Exhibition 27 June – 19 October 2014
The Fruitmarket Gallery presented a solo exhibition of the work of Jim Lambie, one of Scotland’s most internationally significant artists. Known for visually compelling, generous and beguiling work which attracts both popular and critical acclaim, his work makes its magic from relatively humble materials – tinfoil and coat hangers, jackets, mirrors, records turntables, potato sacks, plastic bags and household paint.
Lambie first came to public prominence in the late 1990s, and this exhibition includes some of his earliest sculptures, reassessing them in the light of more recent work. Zobop(1999), the multi-coloured floor piece that is the artist’s best-known work, is joined by earlier works such as The Kid with the Replaceable Head (1996), Roadie ((1999) and a new, enlarged version of Shaved Ice (2012/14) that turns the ground floor of the Gallery into a spectacular hall of mirrors. Bringing together two decades of sculpture, the exhibition offered the opportunity to trace the development of Lambie’s exuberantly intelligent and visually arresting sculptural language. The exhibition was part of Edinburgh Art Festival 2014 and GENERATION, a Scotland-wide celebration of the last 25 years of contemporary art.
Jim Lambie Webfilm
Talks and Events
Panel Discussion: Words, Objects, Actions, Art
Writer Maria Fusco (University of Edinburgh), artist Michael Landy and art historian Luke Skrebowski (University of Cambridge) discuss Jim Lambie’s practice, The Poetry Club, and larger ideas about the event as a work of art. Chaired by Fiona Bradley.
This poster was designed by The Fruitmarket Gallery to support the Jim Lambie exhibition which ran from 27 June – 19 October 2014.
Fruitmarket Gallery Publication
Jim Lambie’s solo exhibition at The Fruitmarket Gallery was accompanied by a publication that celebrates one of Lambie’s most generous sculptures, a poetry club he established in Glasgow in 2012.