The first US retrospective on the work on Sarah Lucas highlights Lucas' sculptural provocations that force reconsiderations of the female body's vulnerability alongside notions of power, control, and authority.
Sarah Lucas (b. 1962 London, UK) is one of the most important artists of her generation, creating a distinctive and provocative body of work over the last thirty years that subverts traditional notions of gender, sexuality, and identity.
Sarah Lucas: Au Natural will include over 170 works, taking in active and ongoing sculptural series such as Bunnies (1997-present), Penetralia (2008-present) and NUDS (2009-present), as well as some of her most important photographic self-portraits and early sculptures from the 1990s that substitute domestic furniture for human body parts. Lucas will also be creating entirely new work for the exhibition.
The Henry Moore Foundation awarded £8,000 towards this exhibition.
Sarah Lucas: Au Natural opens at the New Museum, New York City on 26 September 2018 and continues until 20 January 2019. It then tours to The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, 9 June - 1 September 2019. For more information see newmuseum.org and hammer.ucla.edu.
Sarah Lucas has previously exhibited at the Henry Moore Institute in the solo exhibition Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things (18 July - 21 October 2012) and the group show Second Skin: Historical Life Casting and Contemporary Culture (16 February - 12 May 2002).