Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Jim Lambie Exhibition at The Goss-Michael Foundation Dallas Texas

Who:                           Jim Lambie, Featured Artist
Aphrodite Gonou, Curator, 
Goss-Michael Collection
Kenny Goss, Co-founder, 
The Goss-Michael Foundation
Joyce Goss, Executive Director, 
The Goss-Michael Foundation
                                    James Cope, Curatorial Associate, 
                                    The Goss-Michael Foundation

When:                        Wednesday April 6, 2011
                                    1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Where:                       The Goss-Michael Foundation
1405 Turtle Creek Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75207
(214) 696-0555

What:                         The Goss-Michael Foundation will premiere a new exhibition by prominent artist Jim Lambie. The exhibition will open to the public on Thursday, April 7, and continue through September 3, 2011.

Interview opportunities will be available with all spokespersons noted above.

The Goss-Michael Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing a forum for British contemporary art by presenting exhibitions, programs and resources to educate, engage and inspire youth and adult audiences in Texas, the United States and around the world. Earlier exhibitions have featured Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst, Tim Noble and Sue Webster, Sarah Lucas, Marc Quinn and Michael Craig-Martin.

For this exhibition, the front gallery space has been taken over and transformed by Zobop, one of Lambie’s famous floor pieces, which has been devised in relation to the architecture of the gallery space. The colorful floor is made from vinyl tape, and the process by which Lambie’s floor-works are made is highly physical and labor-intensive, taking up to several weeks to complete. He refers to these works as sculptures, equating them with his more conventionally sculptural pieces and suggesting that they serve in an equivalent way to occupy and transform space.


Lambie’s playful use of everyday objects and strong musical references has grown to become his signature mark as an artist. Many of his titles frequently refer to iconic bands and song lyrics. The Doors, Morrison Hotel (2005), which consists of several doors reconstructed into one large zigzagging pink door, and Careless Whisper (2009), which depicts the 1984 collaged image of The Goss-Michael Foundation co-founder George Michael, are perfect examples of the themes and wordplay recurring in his work.

Exhibition Dates:                      April 7 – September 3, 2011

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