The First Art Newspaper on the Net    Established in 1996 Wednesday, July 6, 2022

Exhibition of sculptures by Sarah Lucas on view at Contemporary Fine Arts
Hurricane Doris Installation view 2020 at CFA. Photo: Matthias Kolb.

BERLIN.- Contemporary Fine Arts is presenting Hurricane Doris, an exhibition of sculptures by Sarah Lucas. The artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery encompasses a new group of soft sculptures from her ongoing body of Bunnies as well as a work in bronze from the same series.

The first Bunnies were created as early as 1997 and are becoming increasingly timeless. The new, anthropomorphic figures made out of stuffed pantyhose reclining on chairs are a perpetuation of Lucas’ recognisable visual language bordering on the surreal. Deploying highly gender-coded found objects such as high heels and nylon stockings, Lucas inflates the notion of female objectification to its apex, only to invert it with an ungainly, exaggerated pose. Reminiscent of the reclining female nude, Lucas’ thin figures with globular breast comically sprawl their elongated limbs in all directions, seeming at once aggressive and fragile, concurrently self-confident and vulnerable, caught in an awkward moment. While her early Bunnies were made in plain flesh tones, this new generation has acquired brightly coloured socks and fashionista shoes.

Cast from soft sculptures in stuffed nylon, the new bronze sculpture mirrors its pulpous counterparts in its form as on its surface. DICK ‘EAD is a figure blatantly showing off her both male and female attributes, positioned on a vintage barber’s chair out of steel and concrete. Much like her stilettoed companions in soft flesh, her open, laid-back pose in polished bronze simultaneously radiates a vulgar hypermasculinity and a seductive vulnerability. The effect is the one of blurring lines between humour and abjection, all the while it thrives on a tension between hard and soft, creating a material clash. ANGEL, the plaster bust with which Lucas erected a monument to her artist friend Angela Bulloch in 2017, seems to be enthroned or suspended above reconciling the parties.

The exhibition gathers Lucas’ new and older sculptures which tirelessly challenge gender stereotypes and confront the viewer with investigations of sexuality and identity in a playful and ironic way.

Sarah Lucas (born 1962 in London) studied at the Working Men's College (1982–83), London College of Printing (1983–84), and Goldsmith's College (1984–87). Last year, Lucas had her first retrospective in China at the Red Brick Art Museum, Beijing (2019), and her first retrospective in USA Au Naturel, which travelled from New Museum, New York (2018) to the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2019). In 2015, Lucas represented Britain at the 56th Venice Biennale, with the exhibition I SCREAM DADDIO. She has had numerous exhibitions in major institutions such as Legion of Honor | Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco (2017), Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013), Henry Moore Institute, Leeds (2012), Museo Diego Rivera Anahuacalli, Mexico City (2012), Tate Liverpool (2005), Kunstverein Hamburg (2005), Kunsthalle Zürich (2005), Tate Britain, London (2004), Tate Modern, London (2002), Freud Museum, London (2000), Museum Ludwig, Cologne (1997), Museum Boymans-van Beunigen, Rotterdam (1996), Museum of Modern Art, New York (1993).

Today's News

January 26, 2021

Rare violin tests Germany's commitment to atone for its Nazi past

National Gallery of Art announces new acquisitions

In Ice Age Siberia, a meeting of carnivores may have given us dogs

Asia Week New York zooms-in on the allure of Indian painting

David Nolan Gallery announces the death of Barry Le Va

Chairwoman of San Francisco art school facing budget issues resigns

Exhibition of sculptures by Sarah Lucas on view at Contemporary Fine Arts

John Mendelsohn's first solo exhibition at David Richard Gallery opens in New York

Exhibition at Gladstone Gallery presents Shirin Neshat's latest body of work, Land of Dreams

He Xiangyu's first solo show in the United States opens at Andrew Kreps Gallery

The Snite Museum of Art acquires a work by Magnum photographer Alex Majoli from The Eye of the Storm series

Austrian artist and Holocaust survivor Arik Brauer dies

Edmund de Waal donates library of exile to Mosul following exhibition at the British Museum

The Metropolitan Opera hires its first Chief Diversity Officer

Junior Mance, jazz pianist who played with giants, dies at 92

Christie's to offer the Collection of Lucien and Edmonde Treillard

Song Yoo-jung, South Korean actor, is found dead at 26

Shulamit Nazarian presents a series of new paintings by New York-based artist Michael Stamm

Marianne Boesky presents a selection of recent paintings from Suzanne McClelland's MUTE series

ASU Art Museum opens "Body/Magic" a new exhibition by artist Liz Cohen

Collectors go bananas and pay nearly $400,000 for Del Monte-stickered $20 bill

Elias Rahbani, Lebanese composer who sought new sounds, dies at 82

A monument honoring Brooklyn abolitionists stalls under scrutiny

Climate change is worsening. So the weather station is singing about it.

Art and online sports betting in Indiana - joy to the people

Nine tips to decorate the Tv mounted wall

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

sa gaming free credit

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. Hommage
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site Parroquia Natividad del Señor
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful