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Marc Sijan exhibit at MacNider Art Museum is creepy and cool

Marc Sijan’s realistic figures of humans exhibit is pretty cool. The figures are at MacNider Art Museum right now and for the next few days, free to view.| stopped into MacNider Art Museum today to take a look at Marc Sijan’s hyper-realistic human figures that are on dispaly for the next few days. The figures are very creepy and very cool, and quite realistic.

The exhibit is on display Tues., Wed., Fri., & Sat., 9am-5pm; and Thurs. 9am-9pm. Admission is free.

From website:
Wisconsin artist Marc Sijan is known for his hyper-realistic figures that show the unique imperfections of the human body. The sculptures are so intricately crafted that, at first glance, people often assume the figures are alive. According to Sijan, he creates a negative mold of a live model in plaster, then “sculpts the interiorwith special tools and a magnifying glass to assure accurate detail.” He goes on to explain that after casting the form in polyester resin, over 20 coats of paint and a final layer of varnish are applied to create the sculpture’s realistic flesh tones. Learn more about Sijan’s technique and his background at

Marc Sijan: Being Alive features six life-sized sculptures, 10 wall-relief portraits, and two busts. The exhibition is funded in part with a grant from the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Dept. of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts; Alliant Energy Foundation; Principal Financial Group; and Visit Mason City.

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