Today Engogirl and I went to the Gallery of Modern Art in Brisbane (GOMA) to see their excellent current “Optimism” exhibition. Apparently I wasn’t supposed to take any photos because of copyright issues but because I didn’t realise that was the case, I did take a few of works that caught my eye, until a security guard had a few words to me.
Patricia Piccinini’s work based on Vespa motor scooters was hilariously playful.
Kathy Temin’s, “Bringing it all back home”, was like walking through a fake fur covered Dr Seuss landscape.
We also checked out the rest of the gallery and we came across Ron Mueck’s “In bed”.
It was absolutely mind blowing how realistic his sculpture was and I included Engogirl in the shot so you can see how big it is. There was a security guard sitting right next to it and I asked her if many people tried to touch the sculpture; to which she replied, “all the time”. I wasn’t surprised, as it seemed to be almost begging to be touched. It just looked so soft and lifelike.