Daniel Boyd

The IMA presents a the first solo exhibition in Queensland of Cairns-born, Sydney-based artist Daniel Boyd. His acclaimed practice deftly layers colonial history, European modernism and its connections to the Pacific, and the subtle interplay between lenses and techniques of Western and Indigenous art of Australia.

Art Exhibition previously on at IMA - Institute of Modern Art in Queensland, Australia.
From Saturday 20 February 2016 to Wednesday 23 March 2016

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Published by Institute of Modern Art on Wednesday 10 February 2016.
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Boyd’s exhibition offers a close look at the artist’s ongoing interest in maps; keys for unlocking land, sea, sky and the great unknown. Through a combination of oil, charcoal, and archival glue on canvas, Boyd builds up complex layers of dots and overlays them with simple line drawings―ambiguous symbols that reference at once ceremonial mark-making, navigational charts, and modernist appropriations of the Pacific.

Daniel Boyd is a descendant of the Kudjla/Gangalu peoples from Far North Queensland. Selected solo exhibitions include Station; Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 2014; Artspace; Glasshouse Port Macquarie Regional Gallery, 2013; Tin Sheds Gallery, University of Sydney; National History Museum, London, 2012; Uplands Gallery, 2010. His works are held in national and international collections, including National Gallery of Australia; Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney; Art Gallery of New South Wales; National Gallery of Victoria; and National History Museum, London. In 2014 Boyd received the Bulgari Art Award for his painting Untitled (2014).