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Ron Mueck Exhibition Opens at Gallery of Modern Art

BRISBANE.- The largest ever Australian exhibition of life-like sculptures by major contemporary artist Ron Mueck opens at the Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, from tomorrow. Queensland Art Gallery Director Tony Ellwood said the exhibition of 12 hyperrealistic sculptures, most of human figures, would be on display until August 1. ‘Queensland audiences will be captivated by Mueck’s moving and poignant sculptures drawn from Australian and international collections. Sometimes colossal, and at other times miniature, the works resonate with deep emotion,’ Mr Ellwood said. ‘Often naked and suspended in states of self-consciousness or deep contemplation, Mueck’s figures are overwhelmingly human. ‘The works on display include a five-metre long newborn baby, a tiny, aged woman near death and a compelling sculpture of the artist’s own face.’ Mr Ellwood said the exhibition included the iconic work Dead