If you remember, we previewed the Ron Mueck exhibition at Hauser & Wirth, London (Saville Row, South Gallery) last month. Those familiar with Mueck’s hyperrealist style and playful distortions of scale will know his work needs to be seen in person to be fully appreciated. The four-sculpture show closes on Saturday 26 May, so the terribly busy, the forgetful and the procrastinators still have a couple of days to check it out.
Favourite pieces for AM are Still Life, a giant plucked chicken hanging by its feet from a hook, and the inspired Drift. The latter (perhaps a self-portrait by the artist) is of a man wearing sunglasses and swimming trucks, sunbathing with arms outstretched on an inflatable lilo. It’s been mounted on a wall painted blue and is the sole sculpture in a large room that also manages to exude a church-like serenity. More photos below from the opening in April.
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Text and photographs by Patrick Nguyen.