Post by joshualinergallery on Jun 11, 2009 13:06:25 GMT -8
I saw the Ron Mueck at the Brooklyn Museum in early 2007, it was nothing short of incredible. The attention to detail and scale (both large and miniature) is fantastic. There was also a video playing about his process which was very interesting and informative.
I didn't know until we got there that on another floor was a Walton Ford exhibit, which was a great surprise to me.
Joshua Liner Gallery 548 W. 28th Street 3rd Floor New York NY 10001
Yeah! JLN. That show was AMAZING & th' Walton Ford was such a bonus.... I still reel from it, two years later. Pretty interesting too is that Ron got his start in special effects for film before everything became homogenized by CG. His career has been pretty dern interesting(no formal art training-all learned on th' job):http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ron_Mueck
I'm a bit of a Ron Mueck admirer (having missed out narrowly on one of his pieces at auction). His work at "Sensation" in London was a SSSensation.... "DEAD DAD". The "follow up" show Ant Noises also had a few of his works.
He has since had further shows at the National Gallery , and Antony D'Offay Gallery both in London and... the National Gallery In Edinburgh..(this show never went to London..)
I was lucky enough to attend those shows.. his work continues to astound.... not sure what he's up to currently last show I saw was in Ed Sept 2006.
i think when you see his work, you never forget it. it had that effect on me anyway, and i think that is very hard to achieve in the age of information bomardment. mueck's work is iconic, and has a profound effect on everyone that i know who has seen it. mask is awesome in terms of its sheer size, but dead dad is such a powerful piece though, but because of its lack of size. being not quite full size - what is it 3/4 or 2/3 lifesize? - gives it an air of uneasiness when you are viewing it. not that the concept of a hyper-realist sculpure of your dead father isn't unsettling enough as it is...