jim lambie's mirrored shed at jupiter artland
jim lambie's mirrored shed at jupiter artland
aug 29, 2013

jim lambie's mirrored shed at jupiter artland

jim lambie’s mirrored shed at jupiter artland
all images courtesy of jupiter artland



scottish artist jim lambie’s mirrored shed, ‘a forest’, is a striking and colorful installation situated in the woodland environment at jupiter artland. chrome painted panels facade the entire surface of the structure, reflecting warped chromatic interpretations of the tree-laden environment that surrounds it. the work changes with every season that passes taking on the colors and characteristics of the landscape and echoing images of winter, and fall on its shiny surface. the corners of the mirrored panels peel backwards, resembling dog-eared pages of a book, exposing a spectrum of creased and folded colored slats. for ‘a forest’, lambie was aesthetically influenced by the image of music posters in urban environments, and the chronicle of events they reveal as they peel away. despite its materials and chroma, the installation’s reflective quality integrates it into the natural scenery, unfolding unfamiliar qualities of the forest.



jim lambie's mirrored shed at jupiter artland
colored corners peel away from the chrome painted panels



jim lambie's mirrored shed at jupiter artland
a detail of the facade reveals warped reflections of the surrounding forest



jim lambie's mirrored shed at jupiter artland
the shiny surfaces take on the characteristics of their surroundings



jim lambie's mirrored shed at jupiter artland
the folded colored pieces range in size and scale


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