July 03, 2007

Thomas Doyle, "In the Bone," (detail), 2007, mixed media.

GO NORTH is pleased to announce the opening of "Human remains," Thomas Doyle’s first solo show with the gallery. His work will be on view from July 7 through 29, 2007. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, July 7, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Doyle creates miniature environments sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. Drawing from model railroading and architectural supplies, the scenes in Doyle’s work explore the remnants of memory by depicting moments suspended under glass. The pieces’ radically reduced scales elicit feelings of omnipotence—as well as the intimacy one might feel peering into a museum display case or dollhouse. In this way viewers are invited to project themselves into the single, fragile moments the figures inhabiting the works endure.

Small-scale sculpture is a logical medium for Doyle, who built his first diorama at age four. Combining his formal training as a painter and printmaker with a lifelong fascination with scale models, the works in “Human remains” reflect the ability of small worlds to provoke wonder. Doyle’s work has been shown in New York, California, and points in between. He lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.

Gallery hours: 12 - 6 PM, Friday - Sunday

Go North
A Space for Contemporary Art
469 Main St., Beacon, NY 12508