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Period:01 Mar 2016 - 28 Mar 2016

Address:195, Suriwongse Rd., Suriyawong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

Tel:+6622331731

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Artist Richard Mead examines human behaviours in a time of change in his exhibition “The Respectables”, which is on display from March 1-28 in the Rotunda and the Garden Gallery of the Neilson Hays Library.

“The Respectables” shows how people conduct themselves within their different environments. It looks at those who are respectable or consider themselves to be respectable and how they deal with others, their uninvited guests.

There are many faces of power and respectability. Depicted here at the exhibition are bankers celebrating a deal; a politician who hopes to impress the electorates; a Bangkok family enjoying a 5-star hotel brunch; models relaxing at a party; commuters struggling for a place on public transportation. Also those swept up by the unexpected; a maitre d’ faced with demanding customers; a fist fight breaking out at the races and an anarchist’s riot. And the surreal — the European elite feeding hungry dogs.

Mead has been making paintings of Bangkok and London life for more than 35 years. Born in the UK, he has taught, lectured and researched in several countries. Previously, he had two solo exhibitions — one in Malaysia and the other in Bangkok in 2014.

Each painting in this exhibition comes with a brief statement by the artist. This sets the context and tells the viewer why the subject interested him. Mead will also give a 30-minute presentation on his paintings in the galleries on March 12 at 2pm.

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Artist Richard Mead.

Artist Richard Mead examines human behaviours in a time of change in his exhibition “The Respectables”, which is on display from March 1-28 in the Rotunda and the Garden Gallery of the Neilson Hays Library.

“The Respectables” shows how people conduct themselves within their different environments. It looks at those who are respectable or consider themselves to be respectable and how they deal with others, their uninvited guests.

There are many faces of power and respectability. Depicted here at the exhibition are bankers celebrating a deal; a politician who hopes to impress the electorates; a Bangkok family enjoying a 5-star hotel brunch; models relaxing at a party; commuters struggling for a place on public transportation. Also those swept up by the unexpected; a maitre d’ faced with demanding customers; a fist fight breaking out at the races and an anarchist’s riot. And the surreal — the European elite feeding hungry dogs.

Mead has been making paintings of Bangkok and London life for more than 35 years. Born in the UK, he has taught, lectured and researched in several countries. Previously, he had two solo exhibitions — one in Malaysia and the other in Bangkok in 2014.

Each painting in this exhibition comes with a brief statement by the artist. This sets the context and tells the viewer why the subject interested him. Mead will also give a 30-minute presentation on his paintings in the galleries on March 12 at 2pm.


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195, Suriwongse Rd., Suriyawong, Bang Rak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand

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