David Noonan (b. 1969, Ballarat) and Steven Claydon (b.1969, London) have a long-established history of exhibiting together, with their work shown in dialogue by Marc Jancou Contemporary and numerous galleries and museums over the past two decades.
David Noonan’s (b. 1969, Australia) collage works, films, paintings, sculptural objects, tapestries and installations are characterised by a complex layering of found historical and contemporary images. In his work, he is interested in the liminal and temporal; in the dialogue between figuration and abstraction and a de-linear sense of time; in ambiguities, contradictions and in-between spaces. His work often displays a monochromatic palette that references his source material and presents a distilled aesthetic. He explores how materials behave together and influence each other to create a form of visual and material harmonics that inform his creative processes.
David Noonan has been the subject of solo exhibitions at institutions that include Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne, Australia (2017); Rosenwald-Wolf Gallery, University of the Arts, Philadelphia (2015); Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis (2011); Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, Australia (2009); and Palais De Tokyo, Paris (2007). His work is in the permanent collections of numerous museums, including the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; Dallas Museum of Art; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Noonan lives and works in London.
David Noonan has exhibited with Marc Jancou Contemporary frequently including the Winter Show/Exposition d'Hiver, 2014, Black-and-White (and a Little Bit of Blue), 2014, Rive Gauche / Rive Droite, 2010, Faces and Figures (Revisited), 2008, In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream, 2008, and a solo presentation at Me.di.um Saint Barthélemy, 2006
Screenprint on linen
73 × 60 cm
Currently on display in the Collection of MAMCO Geneva
Donated by Marc Jancou
Steven Claydon (b. 1969, London) graduated with a BA in Fine Art from Chelsea School of Art & Design (1991) and an MA from Central Saint Martins School of Art and Design (1997) (both London). Claydon’s work explores the cultural histories and narratives acquired by objects and artworks over time, which is often at dramatic odds with their ‘original’ values or functions. Encompassing sculpture, painting, video and performance, his art is concerned with the disjunction between the essential materiality of objects and their ascribed meanings or connotations. By introducing new references, juxtapositions, and ideas to objects or environments heavy with their own architectural and cultural histories, Claydon’s works function beyond their immediate aestheticism to interrogate notions of belonging and of displacement, and of temporality and permanence.
Steven Claydon has an extensive history of exhibiting with Marc Jancou Contemporary including Winter Show/Exposition d'Hiver, 2014, Rive Gauche / Rive Droite, 2010, Heroes and Villains, 2008, Faces and Figures (Revisited), 2008, In Geneva No One Can Hear You Scream, 2008 and solo presentations Hölderlin in Knapsack at Marc Jancou: OFFSITE, 2014 and Me.di.um Saint Barthélemy: Tropic of Thunder, 2007