This afternoon I went to the Ron Mueck exhibition at the art gallery. It is quite simply stunning and you must go and see these life like sculptures.
Man on lilo – he’s actually attached to the wall, but the other half thought it would be an interesting shot taken like this, and yes, he was right.
I think the old ladies were my favourite – and the wild man on the right is a bit unnerving to say the least (I was never really sure where he was looking). I went around the exhibition twice, and on the second time I think I spent more time looking at the people’s reactions to the sculptures (delight, surprise, intrigue, curiosity).
The woman in bed was huge – this is a big gallery space and she is probably the length of a shipping container – in fact I remarked that she probably needed her own shipping container to get her over here.
The man in the boat. What is he thinking? “That’s not how you row a boat? And why is he naked?
The baby (newborn) was probably my least favourite – it is also a massive sculpture.
3 responses to “Ron Mueck Exhibition, Christchurch Art Gallery”
This is fantastic work. Thanks for posting. When I was in Columbus, Ohio, the art museum had an exhibition by a Canadian sculptor, Evan Penny, who did large lifesize scultpture like this. I spent hours admiring it. It was eerie. Check out http://www.evanpenny.com.
Oh my word!! Never seen anything like it – soooo realistic! Yikes! I like the sculptor’s head the best!
This artist’s work is simply amazing…and to me…a little bit on the creepy side!!! Or maybe a better description would be that it would be a bit unnerving!!!