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Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Vivienne Shark LeWitt, Nat sulph, 2003, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 112 x 97 cm. Private collection, Melbourne. © Courtesy the artist
This exhibition is the first survey of the work of Vivienne Shark LeWitt at an Australian art museum. Shark LeWitt is a mid-career artist who maintains a unique presence in Australian art. She makes intimately scaled paintings and works on paper in a deceptively winsome style, where the size and delicacy of the work belies its emotional and poetic impact. Shark LeWitt presents vignettes of emotional vulnerability, many of which speak of the subtle gender politics and power plays of everyday life. The exhibition brings together fifty paintings held in public and private collections across four states and territories.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
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