Sculptural and Digital Installation, Dimensions Variable
Lay of the Land (and other such myths) blurs the boundaries between fiction and reality, inviting the viewer to navigate an artificial landscape that playfully references the vast spatial properties of the desert and how popular culture depicts women and their perceived relationship to place.
Inspired by her recent residency in California, Lucas’ installation draws on the historical and cultural contexts of a site and its materiality to consider the phenomenological experiences of location from a female perspective. As Lucas has stated “I am specifically interested in deserted landscapes as a metaphorical space, within which representations of gender can be repositioned. I investigate how women can be perceived differently when the spatial contexts that exist beyond civilisation are creatively reimagined”.
– Pryle Behrman, art critic and member of the Art Projects Selection Committee.
Lay of the Land (and other such myths) will be exhibited in various configurations at:
London Art Fair 2017: 18 – 22 January 2017
HOME, Manchester: 28th January – 2nd April 2017
Airspace Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent: 6th May – 3rd June 2017
Produced by Mark Devereux Projects