I went to see the Ron Mueck exhibition yesterday – in one word, amazing.
The exhibition is on the ground floor of Christchurch Art Gallery and is paid admission. Once you enter past the ticket admission the first sculpture that you see is, ‘Dead dad’. The work is approximately 3 feet long, highly detailed, appropriately corpse coloured and apart from the scale is utterly realistic.
You turn the next corner and you are met my an enormous face, a mask in fact, lying on its side. Hyper-real and somewhat creepy. Sculpture after sculpture of mainly nude people, that are utterly realistic with a warped sense of scale. The 8m long baby girl was mind blowing but I think my favourite piece was the pregnant woman. Her face was so real that if you stared at her for long enough you would swear that she moved.
In the middle of the sculptures are 3 short films. There is plenty of seating and I highly recommend watching them. I am in awe of the time and dedication it takes to make these sculptures.
To check out some photos of the exhibition check out this post on Zarphag.com. Before you click, please note that there are pictures of nude statues, if you are easily offended then do not look.