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SELECTED WORKS BY David Noonan

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David Noonan
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2006

Screen print on board

188 x 133 cm
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2006

Screen print on laminated plywood

188 x 199.5 cm
Beginning each of his screen prints by making a collage, David Noonan brings together an eclectic array of found imagery – sourced from film stills, books, magazines, and archive photos – to create dramatic scenes that suggest surreal narratives. These collages are then photographed and turned into large-scale screen prints, a technique remarkable for its sumptuous finish that relates to both artistic authenticity and mass media. Printed in harsh contrast black and white, Noonan’s images encapsulate the romanticism of golden age cinema, and its associations to memory, fiction, and modern mythology.

Approaching image making with an auteur’s indulgence, Noonan presents a fabricated vision that is awesome in its complexity. Using the liturgy of art itself as a departure point for invention, Noonan conceives his work as ‘documentation’ of plausible performances: his cast of characters are positioned as participators in highly elaborate artworks, invoking covert and futuristic ritual. Stylistically referencing Surrealism and experimental film, Noonan’s work poses as the aesthetic remnants of ‘lost masterpieces’, weaving his own extravagant fantasies into fabric of collective consciousness.

Piecing together plausible narratives from his readymade motifs, Noonan renders the intimacy of psychological space as indistinguishable from public cognisance. Using the qualities of photomontage to replicate the linear aspects of film, Noonan’s disparate imagery collates to convey a transient sense of time and space that is both theatrical and strangely insular. Through his process of screen printing, Noonan capitalises on the effects of transluscent layering and exaggerated lighting to replicate the flickering chimera of cinematic projection; an intangible illusion simulating the abstraction of dreams.
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2006

Screen print on laminated plywood

188 x 133 cm
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David Noonan
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2006

Screen print on laminated plywood

188 x 133 cm
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David Noonan
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2006

Screen print on birch plywood

200 x 188 x 8 cm
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2008

Silkscreen on linen and jute collage

210 x 300 cms
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David Noonan
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2008

2 sculptures each on birch ply and steel

Dimensions variable

David Noonan's BIOGRAPHY

David  Noonan
Born in 1969, Australia
Lives and works in London



SOLO EXHIBITIONS


2011
David Noonan, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, USA
David Noonan, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney

2010
David Noonan: SPIEL, Washington Garcia (off-site), The Mitchell Library Glasgow
David Noonan, David Kordansky Gallery, LA

2009
David Noonan: Scenes, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne

2008
David Noonan, Baronian Francey, project room, Brussels, Belgium
David Noonan, Chisenhale Gallery, London
MARKUS, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney
David Noonan, Art: Concept, Paris, France

2007
David Noonan, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France

2006
David Noonan, David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles, USA

2005
mages, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
David Noonan: Four New Films, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand
David Noonan - Films and Paintings 2001-2005, curated by Max Delaney, Monash Museum of Art, MUMA, Melbourne
fields, HOTEL, London, United Kingdom

2004
They became what they beheld, Three Walls, Chicago, USA
They became what they beheld, Foxy Production, New York, USA
David Noonan - Paintings, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

2003
Before and Now, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Miriam Hall, (with Starlie Geikie), Clubs Projects Inc., Melbourne, Australia
SOWA, (with Simon Trevaks), Artspace, Sydney, Australia
SOWA, (solo and a collaboration with Simon Trevaks), Foxy Productions, Brooklyn, New York, USA

2002
Waldaus, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
The Likening, David Noonan & Simon Trevaks, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2001
The Likening, David Noonan & Simon Trevaks, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

2000
More apt to be lost than got, David Noonan & Simon Trevaks, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

1998
Saturn Return, 1st Floor, Melbourne, Australia

1997
Head on, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Head on, Centre for Contemporary Art, Adelaide, Australia

1995
David Noonan, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

1993
POOL, Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Type 1-36, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia


GROUP EXHIBITIONS


2012
Out of Focus: Photography, Saatchi Gallery, London

2011
Tableaux, Magasin, Centre National d'Art Contemporain, Grenoble, France
The Keno Twins 4, Villa Merkel Bahnwärter Haus, Esslingen, Germany
The Age of Aquarius, The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago, USA

2010
RIVE GAUCHE /RIVE DROITE An exhibition organized by Marc Jancou, Atelier Azzedine Alaia, Paris
The Keno Twins 3, Galerie Susanne Zander, Cologne, Germany, curated by Michael Bauer
The British Art Show 7: In the Days of the Comet, curated by Lisa Le Feuvre and Tom Morton
17th Biennale of Sydney, Beauty of Distance, songs of survival in a precarious age, directed by David Elliot
2010 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
The Gathering: Building the Arts Council Collection 1973-2009, Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park

2009
The Dwelling, ACCA, Melbourne
Remote Memories, Kai 10 Raum für Kunst, Düsseldorf
Roots, Wentrup Gallery, Berlin
The Dark Monarch: Magic and Modernity in, Tate St Ives
Solaris, Gio Marconi, Milan
Altermodern, Tate Triennial, Tate Britain, London, curated by Nicolas Bourriaud

2008
Sphinxx, Stuart Shave/Modern Art, London
Persona, Parc Saint-Léger / Centre d'art contemporain, Paris, France
Faces and Figures (Revisited), Marc Jancou Contemporary, New York, USA
Lost and Found: An Archeology of the Present, TarraWarra Biennial, curated by Charlotte Day, Healesville, Victoria, Australia
Busan Biennale, Busan, Korea
That beautiful pale face is my fate (Lord Byron), Nottingham Contemporary, Newstead Abbey, Nottinghamshire, UK
In Geneva no-one can hear you scream, organised by Marc Jancou, Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva, Switzerland
Revolving Doors an exhibition in memory of Blair Trethowan, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Stain Pattern; Roger Hiorns, Eva Larsson, David Musgrave, David Noonan, curated by Glenn Sorensen, The Bakery, Annet Gelink Gallery, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

2007
Tokyo Redux, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, France
Duet, curated by Sylvia Chivaratanond, Lehmann Maupin, New York, USA
The present order is the disorder of the future, De Hallen Haarlem, Haarlem, The Netherlands
My Flashing Laundrette - Evan Holloway, David Noonan, Adam Putnam, Galleria Raucci / Santamaria, Naples, Italy
Material Photographs, organized by Anthony Pearson, Shane Campbell Gallery, Oak Park, USA
HOTEL Gallery swap, Galerie Guido W. Baudach, Berlin, Germany
Stolen Ritual, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2006
The Rings of Saturn, Tate Modern, London, England
The General Store, Ulrich Museum of Art, Wichita State University, Wichita, USA
Frank Hannon, Jacob Dahl Jurgensen, David Noonan, Foxy Production, New York, USA

2005
Slow Rushes, Artspace, Auckland, New Zealand
The Four Colour Pen Show, Van Harrison Gallery, Chicago, USA
The Difference Between You And Me, The Ian Potter Museum of Art The University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia
If the walls could talk: Tony Clark, Callum Morton, David Noonan, Kathy Temin and Jenny Watson, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Bad Names for Good Books, curated by Matthew Brannon, Kevin Bruk Gallery, Miami, Florida, USA

2004
I feel mysterious today, curated by Dominic Molon, Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Florida, USA
Supernatural Artificial: Contemporary photo-based art from Australia, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, Japan
Instinct, curated by Liza Vasiliou, Monash University Museum of Art, Monash University, Victoria, Australia
The Infinite Fill, Foxy Productions, New York, USA
Glad Day, Foxy Productions, New York, USA

2003
Blinky 2: The Screening, Tate Britain, London, UK
Rough Topography, Vedanta Gallery, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Art + Film, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
Wallpaper, Australian Galleries, Works on Paper, Melbourne, Australia

2002
Screen Life, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery New Plymouth, New Zealand
200 Gertrude St, Melbourne, Reina Sophia Museum, Madrid, Spain
The Team Show, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Resident, Foxy Productions, New York, USA
Listening to New Voices, PS1 Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, USA

2001
Scenes, curated by Jeffrey Walkowiak, Henry Urbarch architecture, New York, USA
The Team Show: A Constructed World, Uplands Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Egofugal, 7th Istanbul Biennale, Istanbul, Turkey
Egofugal, Selected Works from the7th Istanbul Biennale, Tokyo Opera City Gallery, Tokyo, Japan
the likening, Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

2000
Sporting Life, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
200 Gertrude St Studio Artists 2000, 200 Gertrude St, Melbourne, Australia
Garson Garson, Project Space, Melbourne, Australia
Passing Time, Moët & Chandon Commission, curated by Victoria Lynn, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Drive>power Progress>desire, Govett Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand

1999
Primavera, curated by Rachel Kent, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia
Blockbuster 99, curated by Ricky Swallow, UKS Gallery, Oslo, Norway
Signs of Life, Melbourne International Biennial, Australia
Exhumed II, curated by David Noonan, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Braddon, Australia
Nearest Habitat System, curated by Eliza Huttchison, 1st floor, Melbourne, Australia
SPACE, Witte de With, Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Moët & Chandon, touring AGSA Adelaide, AGNSW Sydney, RMIT Storey Hall, Melbourne, Australia, NGA, Canberra, Australia
Where the wild roses grow, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Walkmen, Ricky Swallow, David Jolly & David Noonan, Synasesthesia Music, Melbourne, Australia

1998
Habitat; morning star evening star, Melbourne-Scotland cultural exchange, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia
Exhumed, Project Space, curated by David Noonan, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
Moët & Chandon Touring, NGA Canberra, NGV Melbourne, AGNSW Sydney, QAG Queensland, Australia
Work station, 1st Floor, Melbourne, Australia
Special issue, 1st Floor, Melbourne, Australia

1997
World Speak Dumb, curated by Geoff Lowe & Sarah Ritson,Karyn Lovegrove Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
Eurovision, curated by Dominic Eichler & Esther Pireni , 205 Russel St, Melbourne, Australia
Klick, curated by Kate Daw, 1st floor, Melbourne, Australia
Mars Field, curated by Alex Pittendrigh, 1st Floor, Melbourne, Australia

1996
See Through Brain, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland
Klick, Transmission Gallery, curated by Kate Daw, Glasgow, Scotland
Mrs Birds House, collaboration with Jennifer Higgie, Melbourne, Australia
Photography is dead! long live photography!, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia

1995
Lindy Lee & David Noonan, Level 2 Projects, Art Gallery of NSW, Sydney, Australia

1994
Project For Two Billboards: David Noonan and Elizabeth Pulie, Next Wave Festival, Melbourne, Australia
Deception: Melinda Harper, David Noonan & Philip Watkins, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne, Australia

1993
Australian Perspecta 1993, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia