David Noonan

Australian, b. 1969

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David Noonan

Australian, b. 1969

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David Noonan transforms his extensive photographic collection of avant-garde theater and dance performances from the 1960s and ’70s, found archival documents, magazines, carpets, and antique books into large-scale silk-screened tableaux and fabric collages. Often favoring rough fabrics, patched and folded, reflecting the age of the images that are printed on them, he also superimposes images of plants, animals, and architecture atop these performative documents. The textiles themselves contain patterns that refer to Japanese textiles and other ancient textile-making techniques. Noonan’s subjects strike theatrical and grandiloquent poses, a theme that recurs in his cutout silhouettes attached to paneled, figurative sculptures.

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Represented by industry leading galleries.
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Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
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Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
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frieze, and 2 more
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Tate Triennial, and 1 more
Biography

David Noonan transforms his extensive photographic collection of avant-garde theater and dance performances from the 1960s and ’70s, found archival documents, magazines, carpets, and antique books into large-scale silk-screened tableaux and fabric collages. Often favoring rough fabrics, patched and folded, reflecting the age of the images that are printed on them, he also superimposes images of plants, animals, and architecture atop these performative documents. The textiles themselves contain patterns that refer to Japanese textiles and other ancient textile-making techniques. Noonan’s subjects strike theatrical and grandiloquent poses, a theme that recurs in his cutout silhouettes attached to paneled, figurative sculptures.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 3 more
Institution
Collected by a major institution
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
frieze, and 2 more
Fair
Included in a major biennial
Tate Triennial, and 1 more
Articles Featuring David Noonan
10 Aussie Artists You Should Know
Mar 19th, 2014
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