Saturday, June 5, 2010

Ron Mueck Exhibition an Absolute Must!

Yesterday, I bussed it into Brisbane City to visit the GoMA and see Ron Mueck's current exhibition of his lifelike figures of people and animals.  At $10 for Concession card holders, I could hardly pass this one up.  So, I arrived armed with my camera and was asked to keep the flash switched off and encouraged to take as many as I wanted.  I told the people that I was a blogger and that I'd have the photos on the net by the time this weekend was over.
However, the quality was absolutely brilliant.  I had seen the interviews on the art shows on the ABC and seen the photos they had shown on tv.  However, seeing his work up close and personal is the only way to experience it.
Do take the time out here in Brisbane, QLD to go and see it.  I have found it the most wonderful and display of sculpture in a long time.  Some of it is very
touching; like the baby.  While other parts are funny, like the turkey all bled out, plucked and ready to be roasted; strung up by its menacing-looking feet with its rather pathetic wings hanging out at its sides.  This display of art will touch anyone who goes to see it in many ways.  Each piece has its own
personality and will keep you thinking about what he will do next.  As for me, I loved the woman in the bed who was sitting there looking like she was thinking of something while looking of into the distance.  The one that really touched a sensitive nerve in me was the old lady who was wrapped up in
bed with just her poor, wrinkled face showing.  She appeared to be waiting for something; almost hoping to die sooner rather than later.

So, if you have a spare few hours on your hands, do take the time to venture into the Gallery of Modern Art here in Brisbane and pay the $12 for adults and $10 for Concession, and see Ron Mueck.  It is well worth it.

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