The Showroom

Jim Lambie: ZOBOP


2 June – 4 July 1999

Working at the high resolution end of lo-fi, Jim Lambie has created a group of works that seem to have appeared from elsewhere. Loaded with contradictory references - from new age mysticism to hard edge painting, to fluxus, to punk- the works are not easy to pin down to one ideology or starting point.

Using strips of glossy vinyl, Lambie created a psychedelic vinyl floor that is shaped by the features of the gallery. While this floor mapped the two adjoining triangular spaces of The Showroom, highlighting their idiosyncrasies, it also created an area that can be seen as the conceptual realisation of mind space. It is in this zone that Lambie's other works occupy and vie for attention.

Jim Lambie: ZOBOP was sponsored by Mactac and Fast Signs Scotland Ltd.

A publication was produced by The Modern Institute, Transmission Gallery and The Showroom.