Installation view, Daniel Boyd, ‘Mondialité’ (detail), Villa Empain, Fondation Boghossian, Brussels, 2017.

Daniel Boyd’s practice is internationally recognised for its manifold engagement with the colonial history of the Australia-Pacific region. Drawing upon intermingled discourses of science, religion and aesthetics, his work reveals the complexity of perspectives through which political, cultural and personal memory is composed.

A painted veil of archival glue dots obscures a scene rich in narrative, resulting in a mesmerizing form of abstraction. Haunting figures are revealed only through the hundreds of pixelated ‘lenses’ applied to the canvas. Boyd has both Aboriginal and Pacific Islander heritage and his work traces this cultural and visual ancestry in relation to the broader history of Western art.

Exhibition opens: 4–6pm Saturday 20 October 2018
Exhibition closes: 10 November 2018
Location: Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, 8 Soudan Ln, Paddington NSW
Phone: +61 2 9331 1919


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