Last week I went and saw the Ron Mueck
exhibit at the Gallery of Modern Art. I’ve long been fascinated by Ron Mueck’s works so I was chuffed when I heard his exhibition was coming to GoMA. If you’ve never heard of Ron Mueck
before, he is a hyperrealist sculptor and his works are nothing short of amazing. They range from larger than life sculptures to more minute, delicate pieces. The attention to detail in his works is spectacular, and the scale of some of his sculptures only intensifies the viewing experience. If you’re in Brisbane, I recommend you go check it out.
The above sculpture, entitled A Girl, is 5 metres long. Biggest baby I’ve ever seen. I took this photo on my phone. They allowed non-flash photography, but as my luck would have it I didn’t have my good camera on me. I did have my Diana Mini though, and I played around with that, so fingers crossed those photos turn out well!
PixCell Elk #2 – Kohei Nawa
The 6th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (phew, that was a mouthful, which is why it will be referred to as APT6 from now on) opens at the Gallery of Modern Art today. I’m kind of excited because everything in this exhibition looks amazing. One of the artworks I’m most excited about seeing is PixCell Elk #2 by Kohei Nawa. Yes, that’s a real elk under there. Now, while taxidermy in general just freaks me out, I think I might be able to put that fear aside in order to view this work. He’s done this whole ‘PixCell’ series where he’s covered the entire surface of a variety of objects in glass beads. The objects range from stuffed animals to Mickey Mouse toys. The overall effect in some of the works is truly awe inspiring.
The APT6 runs from 5 December 2009 – 5 April 2010 at the Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art. For more info go: here.
To see more of the PixCell series, and Kohei Nawa’s work go: here