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Richard Lewer: Nobody Likes a Show Off

Monash University Museum of Art | MUMA

1 July – 5 September 2009

Richard Lewer, Final school map 2004
acrylic on map

Richard Lewer: Nobody likes a show off is a solo exhibition of work by Melbourne-based, New Zealand artist, Richard Lewer. It encompasses the scope of this artist’s practice, including painting, drawing, animation, installation and performance. Marked by a sceptical humour and a focus upon the darker sides of human behaviour, place and social identity, Lewer’s work involves close observation and highly subjective encounters with family, religious, sport and criminal subjects, leading to insightful and absurd narrative reflections on good and evil, life and mortality. Curated by Kirrily Hammond, this survey exhibition features keys works from public and private collections in Australia and New Zealand.

Richard Lewer, Pegboard confessions 2009
acrylic on pegboard

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