The Whitechapel Gallery are presenting Sarah Lucas first major solo show in London. Bringing together over two decades of sculpture, installation,photography SITUATION explores Lucas's career and her role in British art.
Using everyday materials such as cigarettes, tights, furniture and vegetables, she communicates about gender and sexuality. Referencing Pop Art and Arte Povera whilst addressing the universal concerns of nature and morality. SITUATION will also feature iconic works using inanimate objects to take the shape of bodies including Two Fried Eggs and a Kebab (1992) and Spinster (2000).
The exhibition includes new works called NUDS (2009 – present); stuffed tights are moulded into sculptures suggestive of embracing bodies, their intertwined forms offset by plinths of concrete breeze blocks. Her Loungers (2011) series will also be shown featuring suspended plastic garden chairs, combined with material limbs and buckets. The show expands on Lucas’ year-long project SITUATION in which she constructed a series of sculptural installations in a former office building.
The show will open on 2 October and run untill 15 December 2013
Click here to view the full selection of Sarah Lucas work available through Other Criteria.