Nick Doyle (b. 1983 lives and works in New York) places social critique at the heart of his sculptural practice, making objects that are born out of a suspicion and condemnation of contemporary culture. Employing humorous and dark aesthetics, Doyle’s work captures the emotional conflict between seduction and repulsion, a symptom of the devices and trappings of advanced capitalism. As a means to breakdown the symbolic function of found objects, Doyle puts them through a process of mutation- amplifying, shrinking and distorting them to the point where the sculptures emerge imbued with reimagined associations and narratives.
Recent exhibitions include Soft Arrest, Mrs Gallery, New York (2018); Landing, Sisters of the Presentation, New York (2017); Victory Over the Sun, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville (2017); Face Shifts, Microscope Gallery, New York (2017); Conspiracies Are Things, curated by Xacier Acarin, Abrons Art Center, New York (2017); NADA Miami, Miami (2014); Happiness and Other Forms of Self Delusion, Pioneer Works, New York (2016); Re: art show, Phaiser Building, New York (2016); Rock ‘n’ Roll Nightmare, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York (2016); Love 2016, Leroy Neiman Gallery, New York (2016); Make Yourself At Home, 7Eleven Gallery, New York (2014); and Happyland, Skowhegan Performs, Socrates Sculpture Park, New York (2014).