Members Tour “Ron Mueck”
Ron Mueck draws upon memories, reveries, and everyday experience as he portrays his subjects with extraordinary compassion. Frequently spending more than a year conceiving and making each figure, Mueck captures every feature with astonishing detail. The naturalism of his work, however, is undercut by his calculated play with scale: Some figures fill a gallery, whereas others stand no more than three feet high.
The 13 sculptures assembled in this exhibition—about a third of Mueck’s entire production—encapsulate the arc of his career from 1999 to 2013. Often caught in moments of silent communication or slumber, these figures illustrate the artist’s ongoing investigation of the cycle of life, from the first moment of consciousness, to young love, to the various stages of maturity and aging, and ultimately to oblivion.
Museum members are invited to reserve a spot for this one-hour, docent-led tour to explore the exhibition Ron Mueck.
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