Thomas Doyle @ LBP (11/12/11) Oct 22, 2011 14:06:15 GMT -8
Post by ericaj on Oct 22, 2011 14:06:15 GMT -8
“Surface to Air”
A solo exhibition by Thomas Doyle
LBP :: Culver City
November 12th – December 17, 2011
Artist reception: Saturday, November 12th, 7-10 pm
Los Angeles, CA – LeBasse Projects is proud to announce ‘Surface to Air,’ a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Thomas Doyle.
With this new exhibition Doyle continues his Distillation series, which explores an uncanny intersection between destruction and domestic life. Doyle sculpts in a small scale to create model worlds that upend the laws and assumptions of our real one. In “Surface to Air,” houses hover safely above their ruined and burnt foundations while soldiers huddle below. A family goes about its business inside a home that has been cleaved in two. A subterranean house juts from the earth, as a family trudges through an ash-strewn landscape above. Reflective of the apprehension endemic to our times, Doyle’s works also communicate a timeless longing for the stability of home, hearth, and family.
“Surface to Air” will also debut Doyle’s new Foregone series, consisting of photographic portraits of the child figures that feature prominently in his sculptural work. Measuring just a few millimeters high, each figure is hand painted and then photographed in an enlarged format, revealing detail unseen by the naked eye. Coated in a patina of microscopic debris, the figures reveal the limitations and random nature of painting while evoking the tenderness and anxieties of childhood.
About LeBasse Projects:
LeBasse Projects is a contemporary art gallery committed to showcasing the talents of a select group of international artists. Since opening its doors in Los Angeles’ Culver City Arts District in 2007, LeBasse highlights emerging talent and is focused on developing the careers of a select group including Yoskay Yamamoto, Mike Stilkey, Herakut, Nate Frizzell, Andrew Hem, Melissa Haslam, Alexandros Vasmoulakis, Joshua Petker, Thomas Doyle, Morgan Slade and more.
For additional press inquiries please contact:
Beau Basse, gallery director: email@example.com or 310.558.0200
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