Au Naturel, 1994, Mattress, melons, oranges, cucumber, bucket © the artist, courtesy Murderme and Sadie Coles HQ, London
Big Fat Anarchic Spider’ (1993), Tights, newspaper. Private collection of Jacques and Rosana Seguin, Switzerland © the artist, courtesy Sadie Coles HQ, London
  Suffolk Bunny, Spam, Unknown Soldier, Au Naturel © Sarah Lucas/Courtesy Sadie Coles HQ
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Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things   
Institute exhibition 
Untill  21st October 2012

Ordinary Things takes Sarah Lucas’ (b. 1962) recent series of sculptures ‘NUDS’ (2009-) as a starting point, looking forward and backward across an artistic practice that has engaged with the possibilities of sculpture for over two decades.
Many exhibitions of Lucas’ work have focused on her as a central player within British art in the 1990s. Ordinary Things offers a counter position: this exhibition of thirty sculptures turns to the sculptural rather that the sensational, positioning Lucas’ work within an art historical lineage that addresses the materials and processes of sculpture. From ‘Big Fat Anarchic Spider’ (1993) to ‘NUDS’ (2009-2010), to ‘Unknown Soldier’ (2003) and ‘Jubilee’ (2012), via ‘Suffolk Bunny’ (1997-2004), ‘Au Naturel’ (1994) and ‘Penetralia’ (2008), Ordinary Things identifies Lucas’ consistent questioning of the definition of sculpture. Lucas works with the ‘ordinary things’ that form our surroundings and assumptions.

Sarah Lucas: Ordinary Things
The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds
Dane Tree House, Perry Green, Much Hadham,  
Hertfordshire SG10 6EE, Regno Unito