Situation, a new gallery at 4 New Burlington Place in London, just opened with a show devoted to the work of Sarah Lucas, Situation will present new installations in February, May, August and November 2012, alongside an organic programme of events directed by the artist. The extended displays will include works both new and historical, mainly by Sarah Lucas and occasionally involving other artists.
The opening exhibition will include a new sculpture by Lucas incorporating her signature use of everyday materials such as concrete, underwear, and found domestic objects. Through a combination of sturdy and fragile elements, and of grounded and suspended forms, the work overlays an emblematic representation of the body with reference to ancient myth.
Situation channels the spirit of the artist-led exhibitions of the late 1980s and 1990s with which Lucas and her contemporaries launched their careers. Sarah Lucas has long made new work in specific, sometimes remote and unusual locations, places which have engaged her interest and sparked a development in her sculpture. Situation will bring some of this work home, and then mix it up with older, rarely-seen sculpture or work by artists with whom she has a strong affinity.