Sarah Lucas at Tramway — Glasgow

Images courtesy, Tramway Glasgow

GlasgowArt & Culture

Sins of the Past

Provocative Sarah Lucas retrospective goes balls out to shock...

Warning: The following exhibition contains quite a lot of dick. This 20 year retrospective of the work of YBA Sarah Lucas is a penis-packed riot of good-humoured bad taste, urban decay and body image issues at Glasgow arts venue Tramway, and definitely comes with a parental advisory notice.

Not every artist can boast a public wanking phase, but Lucas is in the club. A huge oscillating arm knocks out leisurely strokes like a nodding donkey pumping oil as the centrepiece of the exhibition, while a smaller version pops up on the side of a rocking airship and furtively fiddles in the cab of a porn-plastered lorry cab. An anonymous chap beats the meat, and several other phallic substitutes, in an installation of provocative large-scale nudes. We’ve selected some wang-free images in case you are reading this at work, but it’s all on show in the gallery’s video below. Lucas’s landscape is a broken down place, a concrete jungle full of knackered cars and animalistic desires, but one that nonetheless demands to be seen. You have until 16 March.

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Sarah Lucas at Tramway, Glasgow Sarah Lucas at Tramway, Glasgow
Sarah Lucas at Tramway, Glasgow Sarah Lucas at Tramway, Glasgow

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