20 October 2017 – 18 February 2018
An in-depth survey of human figuration, Hyper Real: Sculpture 1973–2017 presents major works from 30 artists spanning more than 50 years of hyperrealist practice. Hyperrealism, paralleling photorealism in painting, commenced in the 1960s and 70s when a number of sculptors became interested in a form of sculptural realism based on a vivid and lifelike representation of the human figure.
Featured artists include the leading American pioneers of hyperrealist sculpture George Segal, Duane Hanson and John DeAndrea; Juan Muñoz (Spain), Maurizio Cattelan (Italy), Berlinde de Bruyckere (Belgium), and Evan Penny (Canada), among others. Australian artists Ron Mueck, Sam Jinks and Patricia Piccinini will also feature significantly in the exhibition.
Sam Jinks Untitled (Kneeling woman) 2015. Courtesy the artist and Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney
Tony Matelli Josh 2010. Courtesy the artist