The Delaware Art Museum is bringing art to life with Ultra-Realistic Sculpture by Marc Sijan, on view from November 13, 2010 through January 16, 2011. The 17 astounding lifelike sculptures, based upon individuals Sijan knows well, capture movement, human emotion and individual appearance. Sijan’s modern interpretation of human form exemplifies the gritty imperfections of the average person combined with the anatomy of classic sculptures, such as Michael Angelo’s David.
Sijan achieves these realistic sculptures in a laborious six-month process of molding, coating and extreme attention to detail. Sijan includes a touchable polyester hand in the show for visitors who want to feel his lifelike sculptures. The exhibition features 10 portraits, three torsos, and five life-size figures. The free-standing figures will be set up throughout the galleries to playfully engage visitors with the Museum’s permanent collection.
The Delaware Art Museum is open Wednesday through Saturday 10am to 4pm and Sunday noon – 4pm. Admission fees are charged as follows: Adults (19 – 59) $12, Seniors (60+) $10, Students (with valid ID) $6, Youth (7 – 18) $6, and Children (6 and under) free.