National Gallery of Australia opens an exhibition of recent work by Sarah Lucas

National Gallery of Australia opens an exhibition of recent work by Sarah Lucas

Opening this Saturday at the National Gallery of Australia, Project 1: Sarah Lucas brings together recent work by one of England’s most influential and unapologetic artists. Over the past 30 years, Sarah Lucas has built an illustrious career challenging the social constructs of gender through sculpture, photography and performance art. An artist well ahead of her time, Curator Peter Johnson wants Australians to know her name. ‘I think Australians are going to love Lucas – an artist who uses crude and humorous imagery to explore the representation of gender and confront the realities of bodily existence,’ said Johnson. Project 1: Sarah Lucas features two recent sculpture series, including new works from the Bunny series she has been making since 1997. The title refers to the ‘bunnies’ of Playboy magazine fame, as they challenge the depictions of women in art and pop culture as the objects of male desire. The
Opening this Saturday at the National Gallery of Australia, Project 1: Sarah Lucas brings together recent work by one of England’s most influential and unapologetic artists. Over the past 30 years, Sarah Lucas has built an illustrious career challenging the social constructs of gender through sculpture, photography and performance art. An artist well ahead of her time, Curator Peter Johnson wants Australians to know her name. ‘I think Australians are going to love Lucas – an artist who uses crude and humorous imagery to explore the representation of gender and confront the realities of bodily existence,’ said Johnson. Project 1: Sarah Lucas features two recent sculpture series, including new works from the Bunny series she has been making since 1997. The title refers to the ‘bunnies’ of Playboy magazine fame, as they challenge the depictions of women in art and pop culture as the objects of male desire. The