Nick Doyle

The Great Escape

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Big Relief
Life's a Beach
Penny Moon
Executive Toy, The Final Chapter
Drifter
He'll Grow Out of It
Trying to See the Forest for the Trees
Executive Toy, The Lonely Road
Buttoned Down
Executive Toy, Crash and Burn
Ive still got a dog in this fight
I Was Never Crazy About 8s
Sorry We're Closed
Grand Opening

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle. The Great Escape, Installation view, Steve Turner 2019

Nick Doyle.i, 2019. Marquee lightbulbs, electrical wire, tinfoil, brass, denim, plywood and steel, 67 1/2 x 18 x 6 inches (171.5 x 45.7 x 15.2 cm)

Nick Doyle. Big Relief, 2019. Paper, flashe, denim and plywood, 22 x 16 x 16 inches (55.9 x 40.6 x 40.6 cm)

Nick Doyle. Life's a Beach, 2019. Tinfoil, paper, flashe, brass, brass nails and denim on plywood, 34 x 21 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches (86.4 x 54.6 x 5.7 cm)

Nick Doyle. Penny Moon, 2019.
Denim on plywood,
26 1/2 x 26 1/2 x 2 inches (67.3 x 67.3 x 5.1 cm)

Nick Doyle. Executive Toy: The Final Chapter, 2019. Concrete, vintage tin, electrical cord, dice pull switch, paper, brass, frosted plastic, colored gels, L.E.D.s, flashe, colored pencil, brass nails, steel, oxygen hose, hardware and plywood, 18 1/2 x 16 x 6 inches (47 x 40.6 x 15.2 cm)

Nick Doyle. Drifter, 2019. Denim, steel wire nails, color pencil and bandana on plywood, 67 x 72 x 2.5 inches (170.2 x 182.9 x 6.4 cm)

Nick Doyle. Executive Toy: He'll Grow Out of It, 2019. Cotton, denim, paper, cardboard, thread, brass, buttons, colored pencil and cherry, 19 1/2 x 26 x 3 inches (66 x 49.5 x 7.6 cm)

Nick Doyle. Trying to See the Forest For the Trees , 2019. Brass, silica bronze, paper, embroidery, flashe, canvas, colored pencil, plywood, chain and denim on plywood, 38 1/2 x 38 1/2 x 2 1/2 inches (97.8 x 97.8 x 6.4 cm)

Nick Doyle. Executive Toy: The Lonely Road, 2019. Concrete, vintage tin, steel, brass, arcade game joystick, plywood, hardware, sandpaper, flashe, silica bronze, paper bag, skateboard bearing, denim, paper, cotton and phonograph motor, 28 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 7 inches (72.4 x 29.2 x 17.8 cm)

Nick Doyle. Buttoned Down, 2019. Embroidery thread, flashe and denim on plywood, 50 x 34 1/2 x 3 inches (127 x 87.6 x 7.6 cm)

Nick Doyle. Executive Toy: Crash and Burn, 2019. Concrete, cookie jar, bodega bag, steel, plywood, denim, wire, brass, flashe, paper, cotton, sand paper, steel wire and hardware, 30 x 16 x 8 inches (76.2 x 40.6 x 20.3 cm)

Nick Doyle. I've Still Got a Dog in This Fight, 2019. Paper, sharpie, tinfoil, flashe, graphite, nails and electrical wire on denim mounted on panel, 40 x 32 x 2 inches (101.6 x 81.3 x 5.1 cm)

Nick Doyle. I Was Never Crazy About 8's, 2019. Paper, sharpie, tinfoil, flashe, graphite, nails and electrical wire on denim mounted on plywood, 30 x 20 x 2 inches (76.2 x 50.8 x 5.1 cm)

Nick Doyle. Sorry We're Closed, 2019, Steel, embroidery, flashe and denim on plywood, 16 1/2 x 24 x 2 inches (41.9 x 61 x 5.1 cm)

Nick Doyle. Grand Opening, 2019. Coffee tin, concrete, steel, brass, plywood, flashe, frosted plastic, sharpie, spray paint, colored gels, L.E.D.s, plywood and electrical cord, 24 x 6 1/2 x 6 inches (61 x 16.5 x 15.2 cm)

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May 11 – June 8, 2019

Steve Turner is pleased to present The Great Escape, a solo exhibition by New York-based Nick Doyle, that features sculptural works depicting everyday objects including an oversized bottle of Advil; losing lottery tickets; a pressed dress shirt; a pair of Converse shoes; a miniature Chevron sign; a crushed Newport cigarette box; and two air fresheners. Inspired by the idea of the American road trip, Doyle meticulously assembled these works from a multitude of materials–steel, plywood, brass, paper, sandpaper, canvas, chain, tin foil, light bulbs, electrical wire, concrete, and most importantly, denim. Worn by miners, cowboys, hippies, bikers, punks and bad boys, denim represents westward expansion, rugged individualism and a kind of masculinity that Doyle questions with these works. Doyle also created three small kinetic “Executive Toys” in which he examines the underlying pressure and violence of corporate culture. Finally, there is a three-minute music video that combines puppetry and found footage. The main character is a spork dressed in a suit and tie who is on the road singing a song of lament. It ends with some Saguaro cacti singing Amazing Grace against a desert backdrop.

Nick Doyle (b. 1983 Los Angeles) 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’s Workspace Program (2014 – 17). He has had solo exhibitions at Mrs. Gallery, New York (2018) and Invisible Exports, New York (2014). His work has also been included in group shows at Perrotin, Seoul (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). This is Doyle’s first solo exhibition at Steve Turner.

Born 1983, Los Angeles
Lives and works in New York

Education

2014 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture
2013 MFA, Hunter College
2005 BFA, Interdisciplinary Arts, San Francisco Art Institute

Selected Solo and Two-Person Exhibitions

2019
The Great Escape, Steve Turner, Los Angeles

2018
S oft Arrest, Mrs Gallery, Queens, New York

2016
Happiness and Other Forms of Self Delusion, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn

2014
Steven, INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, New York
Book Signing (performance), New York Art Book Fair, MoMA PS1, Long Island City

Selected Group Exhibitions

2019
No Patience for Monumen
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, Perrotin, Seoul (Upcoming)

2018
Untitled, (with Steve Turner and Nathalie Karg Gallery) Miami Beach
Inside Out, Steve Turner, Los Angeles
10 Years / 100 Sculptures, Anonymous Gallery, Mexico City
Tick Tock: Time in Contemporary Art, Lehman College, The Bronx
Material, Cobb Gallery, London2017 Landing, Sisters of the Presentation, New York
Victory Over the Sun, Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, Louisville
Face Shifts, Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn
Conspiracies Are Things, Abrons Art Center, New York

2016
Scarlet Street, Lucien Terras, New York
Happiness and Other Forms of Self Delusion, Pioneer Works, Brooklyn
Re: art show, Phaiser Building, Brooklyn
Spring/Break Art Show, Skylight at Moynihan Station, New York
Rock’n’Roll Nightmare, 41 Cooper Gallery, New York
Love 2016, Leroy Neiman Gallery, Columbia University, New York

2015
Le Cercle, Le Cap, Arles
Made In New York, Blueshift Project, Miami

2014
NADA Art Fair, with Invisible Exports, Miami Beach
Happyland, Skowhegan Performs, Socrates Sculpture Park, Long Island City 

2013
Hunter MFA Thesis Exhibition, New York
Everything Has It’s Place, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, Bridgehampton
No More Rock Stars, Galerie Protégé, New York

2012
The Maze, Secret Project Robot, Brooklyn
Alchemy, 7Eleven Gallery, New York

2010
Basement Crew, Colette, Paris
Make Yourself At Home, 7Eleven Gallery, New York

Awards / Grants

2013
C12 Emerging Artist Fellowship

Bibliography

2019
Mee-yoo, Kwon. “Artists take step forward in feminism,” The Korea Times, May 3

2017
“Conspiracies Are Things,”Goings On About Town, The New Yorker, March

2016
Cotter, Holland, Martha Schwendener and Will Heinrich. What to See in New York Galleries This Week,
The New York Times, October 13.
Elbaor, Caroline. “5 Summer Shows To See in Brooklyn Before They Close,” artnet news, August 3
“Spring Break’s Fifth Installment: The Coolest Show this Week,” Whitewall

2014
Johnson, Paddy. “I Love NADA,”
Art F City, December 5
“To Do: November 19–December 3, 2014,” New York, November 16
“Top Exhibitions Opening This Week in New York,” Whitewall, October 13

2012
“Art of ‘Alchemy’ Brights Materials To A Higher State,” Huffington Post, January 11