David Noonan

David Noonan
Library Shelf Location 18.NOON
Publication Date 2012

London-based Australian artist David Noonan works, in Jennifer Higgie's words, "with found photographic imagery taken from performance manuals, textile patterns, and archive photographs to make densely layered montages. These works at once suggest specific moments in time and invoke disorientating atemporal spaces from which myriad narratives emerge."

Noonan begins each of his screen-printed canvases by making a collage. His images encapsulate the romanticism of Golden Age cinema, and its associations with memory, fiction, and modern mythology. Using the liturgy of art itself as a departure point for invention, Noonan conceives of his work as "documentation" of plausible performances: his cast of characters are positioned as participators in highly elaborate artworks, invoking covert and futuristic ritual.

The first comprehensive monograph on the artist, this book offers an overview of his work and is accompanied with texts by Michael Bracewell, Jennifer Higgie, and Dominic Molon.

ISBN 9783037642054
Quantity 1
Pages 160
Authors Michael Bracewell, Jennifer Higgie, Dominic Molon
Format Softcover
Publisher JRP Ringier
Related Artist David Noonan
Category Collage
Keyword Photomontage
Language English

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