Ron Mueck 

Ron Mueck, Mask II

Written By Lauriston Brewster

There are only 2 weeks left for the Ron Mueck exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Ron Mueck, the son of German emigres, was born in Melbourne and cut his teeth in the film and television industry, working in both London and the U.S., before making the foray into fine arts in the late 90s.

The collection currently on exhibition at the MFAH summarizes the trajectory of his journey as an artist.

The verisimilitude of the sculptures–especially the ones the size of large sedans– are unsettling at times.  But it is also wondrous just thinking about the sheer amount of meticulousness that went into producing the minute details: you can see every follicle, every furrow and wrinkle, every vein, and every carbuncle.

In a weird way, it was a humbling (sometimes haunting) experience.  Besides the startling realism, there are some more allegorical works that offer a somber commentary on a myriad of existential concepts: birth, youth, death, and oblivion.  There’s also a gigantic chicken hanging from the ceiling.  Make of that what you will, but I highly recommend y’all check out this highly unique exhibit.

Attendee Price
MFAH Member (Join now!)  Free
Adult (19+) $18
Senior (65+ with ID), Military (with ID), College Student (19+ with ID), Youth (13–18) $13
Child (12 & younger) Free
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