Nick Doyle (b. 1983, California, USA) lives and works in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
This new work depicting an oversized pair of binoculars as a metaphor for the narrow lens through which we view our own status quo historical narratives. 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.
Doyle earned his MFA from Hunter College, New York in 2013 and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, New York in 2014. His work has been exhibited at institutions such as Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville, Kentucky, USA and Abrons Art Center, New York, USA. Doyle has had solo exhibitions at Mrs Gallery in New York, USA and Reyes Finn in Detroit, USA. He has an upcoming solo at Stems Gallery in Brussels, Belgium in 2020.