My expectations walking into Hyper Real, was to feel challenged by the nature of the exhibition. I can honestly say that it was challenging, but it was also thought provoking and at times joyous.
Viewing the naked form can be confronting, and there were some moments that I wasn’t certain where to look out of modesty. But as I grew to appreciate the incredible details within the artworks - the colour of skin has never been so fascinating for me - I felt less awkward with the subject matter.
I loved the panels at the start of each section in the exhibition. The first panel detailed the content of the section, and the second panel delved into further context for the pieces. The simple slash down the middle gave the viewer permission to slide away and to take in the items, or to dive into the deeper concepts behind the work. This was brilliantly effective, and low-tech brilliance.