Spiritualized

Spiritualized

2011

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Jim Lambie

(Scottish, b. 1964)

Galvanized steel, cement, powder-coated paint, glass, cotton, and automotive paint

Overall: 179.1 x 274.3 x 248.9 cm (70 1/2 x 108 x 98 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2012.1

Description

Spiritualized takes its title from the name of a British band formed in 1990 whose psychedelic ambient music has been categorized under the general label of "space rock." The white and blue colors used in the sculpture derive from the cover design of the band’s album entitled Ladies and Gentleman We Are Floating in Space (1997), as does the imagery of a looping scribble, which Lambie renders through the unexpected juxtaposition of a very large oversized belt balancing on the top of seven chairs. Belts are staple accessories of rock performers, and they recur often in Lambie’s work. This one curls, looping several times on itself, generating the idea of a continuous scribble representing thought process and creativity.

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