Green Room

Green Room

Daniel Boyd

20 February–24 March 201620 Feb–24 Mar 2016


This is 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.

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.

The Institute of Modern Art acknowledges the traditional custodians of the land upon which the IMA now stands, the Jagera, Yuggera, Yugarapul, and Turrbal people. We offer our respect to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the first artists of this country. In the spirit of allyship, the IMA will continue to work with First Nations people to celebrate, support, and present their immense past, present, and future contribution to artistic practice and cultural expression.