When I was in your studio the other day, I was struck by a table-top of assembled props for your new work Rubber Pencil Devil (2018)—a bottle of Heinz ketchup; a pair of ruby red slippers; a cheerleader’s glittery baton; a McDonald’s Happy Meal container; a replica of the model trolley from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood. In conversation with Margot Norton
Over the past thirty years Lucas has created a distinctive and provocative body of work that subverts traditional notions of gender, sexuality, and identity. Since the late 1980s, Lucas has transformed found objects and everyday materials such as cigarettes, vegetables, and stockings into absurd and confrontational tableaux that boldly challenge social norms. New Museum, New York