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Absolute Beach Man Rubble

Born in 1962, Sarah Lucas is a member of the Young British Artists generation. This was a group of artists who began to exhibit together in 1988 through to the 1990s. Many of its members, including Lucas, met while studying at Goldsmiths College.

Known for her visual puns and bawdy sense of humour, Sarah Lucas has worked in the fields photography, collage, and sculpture, often using found objects as her materials.

In her latest exhibit, Absolute Beach Man Rubble, at the Whitechapel Gallery, she explores the human figure through furniture, food, and clothing. Open until the 15th December, the exhibit is free to visit, and will display works such as Whand & Druid, a depiction of flying penises made from wood and flint. These natural materials hint at our connection to nature, while the title also suggests the magical properties of sexuality.

Despite the title Absolute Beach Man Rubble conjuring images of the seaside, the exhibit has a very urban feel. Lucas touches upon the perversities of journalism, and presents 'kitchen sink' living with installations of stained mattresses and surreal domestic scenes.

On the 7th November and 4th December, the will be an audio descriptive workshop, and on the 21st November, a talk using British Sign Language. Due to the nature of the exhibition, it is not suitable for children.
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Why? Fun for art lovers
When: Until 15th Dec
Phone: 44 (0)20 7522 7888
Where: Whitechapel Gallery
Cost: Free
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