One important theme of the Towada Art Center is an experiential collaboration between art and architecture, and this is something you feel from the moment you enter the building and begin engaging the art. Jim Lambie’s installation exemplifies this using brightly colored vinyl tape all over the floors of the entrance hall and ticket counters that all visitors initially pass through. The tapes make rhythmical stripe patterns and trace outlines of the corners in the space, such as the windows or cloak corner. Composed to be seen from the street outside through the glass wall, the installation is neither painting, nor sculpture, yet it creates different dimensions of space integrated within the architectural structure. Lambie, known for his masterful use of colors and materials, has created many such dimension-altering, sweeping yet delicate works.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1964. Graduated from Glasgow School of Art. Lives and works in Glasgow.