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Exhibitions

Human Scale

11 Mar 2016 - 17 Apr 2016

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NGC Magazine Article

Don’t miss this spectacular exhibition, on view for one month only. Human Scale features some of the Gallery’s most popular works, including Head of a Baby and A Girl by Ron Mueck, as well as unforgettable works by Evan Penny, Ugo Rondinone, Karin Sander and the late Louise Bourgeois. Drawing exclusively on the national collection, the exhibition invites visitors to explore the evolving relationship between the body and sculpture through the work of these internationally renowned artists. It reflects upon the persistent question of scale in sculpture, as contemporary artists adapt to new materials, means and technologies for figurative representation. The works on view each vary dramatically in size and proportion, making for a provocative exploration of the physical, psychological and expressive character shaping what it means to be human.

 
Ron Mueck, <em>Head of a Baby</em>, 2003, silicone, fibreglass resin and mixed media, 254 × 219 × 238 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC

Ron Mueck, Head of a Baby, 2003, silicone, fibreglass resin and mixed media, 254 × 219 × 238 cm. National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. Photo © NGC