Xavier Hufkens

David Noonan

Untitled, 2012
Silk screen on linen collage
214 × 229 × 7 cm | 84 1/4 × 90 1/8 × 2 3/4 inches
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David Noonan transforms black and white or sepia found imagery into striking collages and large-scale silk-screened tableaux on linen or films. He collects photographs, archival documents and magazines and books relating to utopian collectives in the 1960s and 70s, theatre and dance performances, or art education, and layers selected images with others of plants, animals and buildings. Histories fuse. Any sense of time and place is blurred or displaced. The multiple appropriations blend realism, mystery and myth. The fabrics he uses as the ground for the silk-screens are rough in texture and often patched or folded. Many contain printed patterns that are inspired by Japanese textiles. Noonan also produces panelled, figurative sculptures in which cut out silhouettes of performers act out grand gestures. A carved wooden owl is a recurring motif.

 

Recent solo exhibitions include the Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, Missouri, USA (2011), the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne (2009), the Chisenhale Gallery, London (2008) and the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2007). In 2009, his work was included in the group show Altermodern, as part of the Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London (2009). He was first presented at Xavier Hufkens in the group show Everything You Can Imagine Is Real... (2011). JRP/Ringier published Scenes, a survey of Noonan’s work, in 2009.

 

David Noonan was born in Ballarat, Victoria, Australia, in 1969. He lives and works in London.


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Untitled, 2012
Silk screen on linen collage
214 × 304 × 7 cm | 84 1/4 × 119 5/8 × 2 3/4 inches

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Untitled, 2012
Silk screen on linen collage
214 × 229 × 7 cm | 84 1/4 × 90 1/8 × 2 3/4 inches

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Untitled, 2012
Silk screen on linen collage
204 × 146 × 10 cm | 80 3/8 × 57 1/2 × 3 7/8 inches

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Untitled, 2012
Silk screen on linen collage
204 × 146 × 9,5 cm | 80 3/8 × 57 1/2 × 3 3/4 inches

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Keyhole, 2012
Silk screen on linen collage
204 × 146 × 14 cm | 80 3/8 × 57 1/2 × 5 1/2 inches

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Untitled, 2011
Silk screen on linen collage
154 × 114 × 9 cm | 60 5/8 × 44 7/8 × 3 1/2 inches

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Exhibitions

2012

David Noonan
Origami

2011

Group exhibition
Everything You Can Imagine Is Real…

Publications

David Noonan, Origami

includes a text by Rob Tufnell
published by Xavier Hufkens, Brussels
ISBN 978-9-491245-01-5