Thursday, January 29, 2015

LIAM BENSON // 'Mrs Boss slays the malevolent scoundrel' on show at Australian Centre for Photography

Artereal Gallery Artist, Liam Benson, has been invited to exhibit at The Australian Centre for Photography as part of its Street Screen program for 2015. Opening the evening of Friday 30 January and on display until 26 February 2015, the video artwork can be viewed via projection from the street after dark.

In the work, entitled 'Mrs Boss slays the malevolent scoundrel', Liam Benson is Mrs Boss, a gun-toting colonial hunter and bearded lady, who travels through the golden fields and pale bushland of the Monaro landscape in hot pursuit of her target. Successful in her mission, Benson portrays the commonly mocked bearded-lady as a hero, inverting the stereotype.

Artereal Gallery will present a solo exhibition from Liam Benson from 4 March 2015 as part of Art Month Sydney 2015.  Entitled Noble Savage, the new body of work continues the artist's preoccupation with stereotypes, this time examining the romanticized white Australian male archetype from the view of a 'privileged white male of Anglo-Celtic heritage with a queer awareness', acknowledging the dialogue shared between fellow immigrant and Aboriginal Australians about the incongruities and fundamentals of Australian identity.


Liam Benson, Mrs Boss Slays the Malevolent Scoundrel, on display from 31 Jan - 26 February 2015

Australian Centre for Photography
257 Oxford Streeet,
Paddington, NSW, 2021

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