Ron Mueck at the Christchurch Art Gallery

Just in case you missed it here is a quick look at the sculptures that Ron Mueck created. The sculptures are both surprising in their life like appearance and their sizes. When you first see them they can be quite staggering in their dimensions.

Ron Mueck's Dead Dad. This is the first exhibit you come across when entering the gallery. At the time I did not get the feeling that the 'person' was dead.

Ron Mueck's Dead Dad. This is the first exhibit you come across when entering the gallery. At the time I did not get the feeling that the 'person' was dead.

Ron Mueck's Dead Dad wide angle

Ron Mueck's Dead Dad wide angle. I suppose this one has a feeling of a lonely body on a mortuary slab

Ron Mueck's Sleeping Face. I think this one should be called "A Businessman Sleeping"

Ron Mueck's Sleeping Face. I think this one should be called "A Businessman Sleeping"

Ron Mueck's Pregnant Woman. I guess from her expression she is in labour or just having a bad day.

Ron Mueck's Pregnant Woman. I guess from her expression she is in labour or just having a bad day.

Ron Mueck's Youth Sculpture. This brings back painful memories of Damilola Taylor who was only ten years old when he was stabbed to death on his way home. There was a video of him innocently playing minutes before he was left for dead. He had the same last name as myself and he had lived, but not survived on the same streets as I had.

Ron Mueck's Youth Sculpture. This brings back painful memories of Damilola Taylor who was only ten years old when he was stabbed to death on his way home. There was a video of him innocently playing minutes before he was left for dead. He had the same last name as myself and had lived, but not survived on the same streets as I had.

Ron Mueck - Big Baby. I have seen this before in my own children when they were babies; for some unknown reason they just clench everything and stretch out to their maximum. It is slightly frightening when it happens, but they do not seem to be in pain. It might be similar to a dog stretching.

Ron Mueck - Big Baby. I have seen this before in my own children when they were babies; for some unknown reason they just clench everything and stretch out to their maximum. It is slightly frightening when it happens, but they do not seem to be in pain. It might be similar to a dog stretching.

The Face of Ron Mueck's Big Baby. If you have had children you will probably have noticed what the wife calls the 'cupid bow' shape of the top lip.

The Face of Ron Mueck's Big Baby. If you have had children you will probably have noticed what the wife calls the 'cupid bow' shape of the top lip.

Ron Mueck - Man in a Boat. I did not notice this first of all, because I was distracted by the man seeming to be studying me, but his neck does stretch out a lot.

Ron Mueck - Man in a Boat. I did not notice this first of all, because I was distracted by the man seeming to be studying me, but his neck does stretch out a lot.

Ron Mueck - Wild Man. The first sight of the "Wild Man' is through the doorway and if there is no one nearby you are unable to judge his size.

Ron Mueck - Wild Man. The first sight of the "Wild Man' is through the doorway and if there is no one nearby you are unable to judge his size.

Ron Mueck - In Bed. Here life seems to imitate art as both women put their hand to their face.

Ron Mueck - In Bed. Here life seems to imitate art as both women put their hand to their face.

Ron Mueck - Woman with Sticks. I can just imagine her husband sitting on the porch with a beer in his hand and a roll up stuck to his top lip asking her as she almost gets to her destination, "Do you want 'elp with that"

Ron Mueck - Woman with Sticks. I can just imagine her husband sitting on the porch with a beer in his hand and a roll up stuck to his top lip asking her as she almost gets to her destination, 'Do you want 'elp with that?'

Ron Mueck - Drift. If you go to Europe you will find that some people just have to be tanned. This tanning can result in you turning orange with fake tan or you go away for 2 weeks and spend 8 hours a day 'catching the rays'. The reason for wearing a watch is that you can see at any time how brown you are by removing it.

Ron Mueck - Drift. If you go to Europe you will find that some people just have to be tanned. This tanning can result in you turning orange with fake tan or you go away for 2 weeks and spend 8 hours a day 'catching the rays'. The reason for wearing a watch is that you can see at any time how brown you are by removing it.

Ron Mueck - Still Life. This reminds me of Christmas in London when the butchers hang all their fresh turkeys up in the window. I believe though that this is a chicken.

Ron Mueck - Still Life. This reminds me of Christmas in London when the butchers hang all their fresh turkeys up in the window. I believe though that this is a chicken.

Ron Mueck - Two Women. 'Who does he think he is, taking a photo of?'

Ron Mueck - Two Women. 'Who does he think he is, taking a photo of?''

Ron Mueck - Old Woman in Bed. This is a fitting final piece. My wife has seen several people on their death beds and she thought that this lady would be close to her last shallow breath.

Ron Mueck - Old Woman in Bed. This is a fitting final piece. My wife has seen several people on their death beds and she thought that this lady would be close to her last shallow breath.

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About Steve Taylor

Steve started off working with his father in the building trade as a painter & decorator before starting an apprenticeship in Telecoms. Steve was a Senior Signalling Engineer who worked for British Telecom and MCI/WorldCom in London. He was presented with the WorldCom Star Performer award for his improvements to the working systems. He was and still is a seller of real estate, but is now really enjoying the excitement that photography can bring. With photography there are only a few rules and they are mostly to do with composition. As always in life the worse the conditions the more extraordinary can be the results. If the weather is wet, cold and foggy the pictures taken will have a more surreal feel with the fog hiding the distracting backgrounds, the rain softening the colours and the cold making you more determined to get that perfect picture for freezing your butt off. One of the other strings to his bow is being able to turn a photograph into a beautiful digital painting. Give Steve a call on 021 241 3244 if you would like to talk about photography or real estate and you may also see the world in a different more exciting light.
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One Response to Ron Mueck at the Christchurch Art Gallery

  1. avatar Karen Taylor says:

    Thanks for these pics as I did not get to see the exhibit. I was going on Friday but I fell in the morning and spent a few hours at the hospital to make sure I did not rebreak my right leg. Turns out it is just a major sprain as well as twisting my knee. I am back on crutches for a few more days.

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