Displacement, rupture and fragmentation are themes that have run through my work for some time. This connection I believe has its roots in my migrant experience.
I became interested in this as I considered my migrant status on Aboriginal land in the Northern Territory. Speaking more broadly I am a Scottish migrant who came here when I was nine. ‘My place’ is located in those places that express the dislocation of my migrant experience. The aesthetic developing in my work gives expression to this connection to disruption and renewal and is itself an expression of a broader contemporary world view.
The work for this exhibition, is from a series of work that explores the expressiveness of organic forms and their relation to the phenomenological meanings of the Greek word πνήμα/pnuma meaning breath or wind.
David LeMay MFA.
I was born in Scotland and moved to Brisbane in 1976 at age nine. I have a Masters in Fine arts by research from Charles Darwin University 2002. I graduated with honours from the Art school, University of Tasmania 1996. I have been a practicing artist for 30 years and have lived and exhibited across Australia.
There are of course many influences on my practice, many of which are not visual artists. Ted Hughes the poet, Joni Mitchell - singer song writer, Samuel Becket the play writer and novelist/performance artist to name a few. But as far as my mark making goes Id have to say Cy Twombly is an artist I continually return to for inspiration and guidance.
2019 ‘Tainted Landscapes’, Repertory Theatre, Toowoomba
2019 ‘Tainted Landscapes’, Locker Valley Regional Art Gallery, Gatton
2018 ‘Tainted Landscapes’, Warwick Art Gallery, Warwick
2017 ‘Tainted Landscapes’, The Condensery, Somerset Regional Art Gallery, Toogoolawah
2017 ‘Tainted Landscapes’, Stanthorpe Regional Art Gallery, Stanthorpe
2013 ‘Between the Rabbit and the Hat’ Installation GRID Art Space, Toowoomba
2008 ‘Ripple’ Stanthorpe Fringe Festival, ‘Musical Marquetry’ musical performance in the Stunned Possums and The Bag o’ Cats.
2008 ‘Ripple’ Stanthorpe Fringe Festival, Looking for Aquila, ‘Shimmers’ experimental film exhibition
2007 Quiet Space, (David LeMay, Thomas Spence), Stanthorpe Art Gallery.
2004 Undone, (Damien March, Adrianna Linderman, Luke Lynam, David
Le May), curated by David Le May, Warwick Qld Warwick Art Gallery.
2004 Reading Room, Stanthorpe Qld, Stanthorpe Art Gallery.
2002 Granite Belt Artist Month, Stanthorpe: Stanthorpe Art Gallery.
2002 Orifice, Group show, Darwin: Wood St Gallery.
2002 Forgetfulness & Thunder, Solo Exhibition, Sydney: Performance Space.
2002 Forgetfulness & Thunder, Solo Exhibition, Darwin: 24Hr Art.
2002 Members Show, Darwin: 24Hr Art.
2001 11, Group Exhibition, Darwin: 24hr Art.
2001 Deep, Group Exhibition, Darwin: Wood St Gallery.
2001 Demountable, curated by Anne Oomms, Group Exhibition, Darwin: 24Hr Art.
2001 The Distance Between Us, Melbourne: Axiom Gallery.
2000 The Print Show, Group Exhibition, Darwin: Woods St Gallery.
2000 Size Matters, Joint Exhibition, Darwin: Wood St Gallery.
2000 Touch, Group Show, Darwin: Wood St Gallery.
1996 Freemantle Print Awards, Freemantle WA.
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