The artist is Tony Matelli and if ever a sculpture looks life-like, this is it. Why isn’t this man doing our Presidents and First Ladies? The “art” was placed on the campus of Wellesley College, a prestigious girls college, and the short story is, it creeped-them-out. The idea was, the sculpture, placed in the snow, would be a teaser to get viewers into the latest exhibit “New Gravity” at the school’s Davis Museum.
The exhibit is meant to upend expectations, and challenge people’s perceptions of what art is by taking over two floors of the gallery space, and extending outside of the building with the models on display, according to museum curators. But the “hyper-realistic” human figure that looks as though it’s lazily creeping along the roadway like a zombie with nothing but white underwear on had students raising their eyebrows on Tuesday.
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