• Jim Lambie

    The Modern Institute

    With his show “Metal Urbain,” Jim Lambie created a dense metal milieu. Pushing the nature of the material, the artist experimented with metal’s malleability as the core of his new work. The exhibition featured a wall-to-wall metal floor titled Metallica (all works 2010), a group of crushed suits of armor set in cast cement blocks atop metal plinths, and a series of metal paintings, each titled Metal Box. The floor was made of rectangular plates laid in a pattern formed by their varying sizes and finishes—matte aluminum, mirrored stainless steel, rusted steel, and patinated mild steel. The mirrored

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