Richard Lewer: It’s more than a game - Art Collector

Richard Lewer, Maul ball, 2014. Oil on epoxy coated steel, 100 x 100cm. Courtesy: the artist and Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland

Richard Lewer’s new paintings are about the game of rugby. As to be expected from a New Zealand man living abroad, they are nostalgic, and unapologetically so. Rugby became important to Lewer when he moved to Australia. He sees the game as a connecting force – for his friends, his family, and his nation.

Lewer’s social realist practice explores stories from the realms of crime, religion and sport. He sees parallels between being an artist and an athlete – both roles rely on endurance.


Opening: 5-7pm Tuesday 31 March 2015
Location: Gow Langsford Gallery, cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, Auckland, NZ, 1010
Contact: +64 9 303 9395
Email: info@gowlangsfordgallery.co.nz

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