The selection of images connects this body of work with the tradition of History Painting that Boyd engaged with more literally in his earlier “pirate paintings” referencing Colonial portraiture. But whereas History Painting typically depicts a clear moment in a celebrated narrative, Boyd’s veil of transparent dots only partially reveals stories.

Exhibition Dates: 8 March – 31 March 2012
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Daniel Boyd Untitled (HGJ), 2012; oil and archival glue on linen; 162.5 x 256.5 cm; enquire
Untitled (HGJ), 2012
oil and archival glue on linen
162.5 x 256.5 cm
Daniel Boyd Untitled (PI), 2012; oil and archival glue on canvas; 162.5 x 256.5 cm; enquire
Untitled (PI), 2012
oil and archival glue on canvas
162.5 x 256.5 cm
Daniel Boyd Untitled (MINC), 2012; oil and archival glue on canvas; 256.5 x 162.5 cm; enquire
Untitled (MINC), 2012
oil and archival glue on canvas
256.5 x 162.5 cm
Daniel Boyd Untitled (NMMP), 2012; oil and archival glue on linen; 76.5 x 61.5 cm; enquire
Untitled (NMMP), 2012
oil and archival glue on linen
76.5 x 61.5 cm
Daniel Boyd Untitled (MLD), 2012; oil, charcoal and archival glue polyester; 30 x 25.5 cm; enquire
Untitled (MLD), 2012
oil, charcoal and archival glue polyester
30 x 25.5 cm
Daniel Boyd Untitled (MM), 2012; oil, oil pastel and archival glue on polyester; 30.5 x 25.5 cm; enquire
Untitled (MM), 2012
oil, oil pastel and archival glue on polyester
30.5 x 25.5 cm
Daniel Boyd Up in Smoke Tour 1a and 1b, 2012; oil and archival glue on photocopy in Natural History Museum skull box; 3 objects, installed dimensions variable; enquire
Up in Smoke Tour 1a and 1b, 2012
oil and archival glue on photocopy in Natural History Museum skull box
3 objects, installed dimensions variable
Daniel Boyd Up in Smoke Tour 2a and 2b, 2012; oil and archival glue on photocopy in Natural History Museum skull box; 3 objects, installed dimensions variable; enquire
Up in Smoke Tour 2a and 2b, 2012
oil and archival glue on photocopy in Natural History Museum skull box
3 objects, installed dimensions variable
Daniel Boyd A Darker Shade of Dark #1-4, 2012; HD video, 16:9 with sound
4 channel video installation
duration approx. 20 minutes each video 
Sound: Ryan Grieve
; Edition of 5 + AP 1; enquire
A Darker Shade of Dark #1-4, 2012
HD video, 16:9 with sound 4 channel video installation duration approx. 20 minutes each video Sound: Ryan Grieve
Edition of 5 + AP 1