Sarah Lucas Exhibition Athens at Museum of Cycladic Art
The Museum of Cycladic Art in Athens, Greece will host from 12 May to 12 September 2010 an exhibition with works by the British artist Sarah Lucas. It will be showing new work from the "Nuds" series, an important development in Lucas's work, a self-reflecting series that moves away from the gender-based critique of her work in the ‘90s and takes the earlier figurative "bunny" sculpture series to a more abstract form. There are interesting links to British sculpture in the 20th century, such as Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore, as well as influences by Louise Bourgeois, Bellmer and others.
Sarah Lucas (born in 1962) is a British artist and one of the generation of Young British Artists that emerged during the ‘90s. She graduated from Goldsmith College in 1987 and was included in the legendary group exhibition Freeze (1987), organised by Damien Hirst, which defined the YBA (Young British Artists) movement and included works by Tracy Emin, Gary Hume and Liam Gillick.
Lucas makes sculptures from a heterogeneous and unexpected range of everyday materials, such as worn furniture, clothing, fruit, vegetables, newspapers, cigarettes, cars, resin, plaster, neon lamps and light fittings. The abject appearance of many of her works belies the serious and complex subject matter they address. She makes constant reference to the human body, questioning gender definitions.
Lucas lives in Suffolk and works in London, and is represented by Sadie Coles HQ, London, Barbara Gladstone, New York, and CFA Berlin.
Admission: 7€, Monday: 3,5€