• Photo: Viki Petherbridge

    Vivienne Shark LeWitt, Nat sulph, 2003, synthetic polymer paint on canvas, 112 x 97 cm. Private collection, Melbourne.   © Courtesy the artist

  • Vivienne Shark LeWitt: comedies and proverbs

    2 May 2008 to 19 Jul 2008
    Curator: Bala Starr

    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.




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The Ian Potter Museum of Art
The University of Melbourne

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