31 January – 16 March 2014
Free to all
One of the leading figures of the young British artists in the mid-nineties, Sarah Lucas is now a veritable treasure.
Sarah Lucas came to prominence as one of the yBas, in the early nineties, a group of recent Goldsmiths graduates who dominated the British art scene with their raw, edgy art that focused on Duchampian wordplay and conceptual games.
In 1993 Lucas rented a shop with Tracey Emin selling art paraphernalia, and as a result her art has never lost that ephemeral nature. This exhibition features old work re-made, from fried eggs to kebabs together with new commissions.
'Bunny Gets Snookered' was one of Lucas’ early sculptures in which she stuffed tights with newspaper then propped the result on a chair. With legs splayed and body slumped, this strange amorphous form looked like a drunken party-goer on its last legs.