You stand watching the seven coloured screens, and suddenly Glasgow artist Jim Lambie (born 1964) mysteriously appears in one of the panels, sprays paint at you and fades away to reappear on another screen after a time. Very surreal!
I last saw Scottish artist Jim Lambie’s work in what now seems another time and another world, as part of ‘Transitions and Transformations’ at the NSU Art Museum in Fort Lauderdale.
Lambie (born 1964) takes and reassembles unusual materials in different ways, such as painted sliced-up pieces of doors and sunglass lenses set in lead cames like medieval cathedral stained glass windows, in which you can see dozens of reflections, and a railway sleeper which is indeed sleeping….., all of which has been on show at his exhibition ‘Northern Soul’ at Sadie Coles’ gallery in Davies Street, Mayfair.
As with other galleries which are temporarily closed due to coronavirus, the exhibition is available online on Sadie Coles’ website.