Nick Doyle

Artist Nick Doyle (b. 1983, lives and works in Los Angeles) is keenly aware of the legacy of the American notion of Manifest Destiny. Known best for sculptural wall works made from collaged denim, Doyleinfiltrates the vocabulary of Americana to examine greed, excess, and toxic masculinity. Seemingly innocuous, Doyle’s imagery—vending machine, typewriter, cigarette pack—and materials—indigo and cotton—tell a story of American colonialism and consumerism, as well as explore the influence of media on global trade systems. By employing materials that hold cultural significance, the artist both reflects on and critiques social and political agendas that are often at play in contemporary life and visual culture. Nick Doyle received a BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute (2005) and an MFA from CUNY Hunter College (2013). He attended Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (2014) and was a resident of Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’sWorkspace Program (2014-17). He has had solo exhibitions at Reyes/Finn, Detroit(2020), Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2019), Mrs. Gallery, New York (2018) and invisible Exports, New York (2014). His work has also been included in group shows at Perrotin, New York and Seoul (2020 and 2019); Steve Turner, Los Angeles (2018); Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville (2017); Lucien Terras, New York(2016) and Pioneer Works, New York (2016).

Nick Doyle

Dumbstruck, 2020

Collaged denim on panel

30 x 30 x 1.5 inches

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