Concentrations 47: Jim Lambie, Thirteenth Floor Elevator
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Museum of Contemporary Art, South Concourse
Dallas Museum of Art
Concentrations 47: Jim Lambie, Thirteenth Floor Elevator is a site-specific installation of brightly colored vinyl tape installed on the floor in stripes along with sculpture in the Contemporary Art Galleries and part of the South Concourse. For the installation, Lambie, a Glasgow-based artist, scavenged local flea markets and junk stores to create assemblages that hang from the ceiling or stand on the floor. The vinyl tape follows the perimeter of the Museum walls. The exhibition is seemingly easy and improvisational, and brings high art and low culture together with upbeat humor and without irony. Lambie pushes the viewer toward a different experience of art. As viewers move through these dynamic, almost hallucinatory, spaces, their perception and imagination is continually engaged, challenged, and changed. Jim Lambie represented Scotland in the 50th Venice Biennale. His museum solo exhibitions include MoMA in Oxford, and Inverleith House in Edinburgh. He has participated in numerous group exhibitions, including "Hello, My Name Is..." at the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, "Love Over Gold" at the Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, and "Painting at the Edge of the World" at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Recently, Lambie was announced as a finalist for the Turner Prize.
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