Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Exhibition: Sarah Lucas - Ordinary Things

The Henry Moore Institute, Leeds - 11/08/12

I visited this exhibition after reading reviews in the Guardian and Aesthetica, so I arrived with some idea of what to expect. 

It was as humorous, and in places crude as I had expected, but I was surprised by how beautiful her Nuds series is. In these sculptures, the Ordinary Things are tights, stuffed with cotton wadding. From such base materials Lucas creates wonderfully evocative pieces. I am interested in exploring the art (or alchemy) of creating beauty from the mundane.

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