CHRIS DOYLE, ‘Green/Green’, 2010, dura trans on LED light box. 14 x 24.5 in. Edition of 5.
IMAGE COURTESY/ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY
CHRIS DOYLE: ‘Waste_Generation’ – OPENS TO-NITE -THURS OCT 28, 2010 / 6-8 PM
the show runs OCT 28 – DEC 11, 2010
ANDREW EDLIN GALLERY – 134 TENTH AVENUE – CHELSEA – NYC
from the press release:
“People say haste makes waste, but so does everything else. Everything we use to clothe, feed, shelter, fuel and entertain us accumulates into junk of no value – except in the natural world. There it evolves into a form better suited to its time, and the process can begin again.
In his first solo exhibition (with the gallery), Chris Doyle makes this cycle of consumption and transformation the subject of ‘Waste_Generation’, a title that describes both an action and an identity. The hand-drawn digital animation that is the centerpiece of the show is the second in a series of five that Chris Doyle has based upon ‘The Course of the Empire’ by the 19th-century Hudson River School painter THOMAS COLE. (!!)
. . . . With a soundscape by Doyle’s longtime collaborator JOE ARCIDIACONO, ‘Waste_Generation’ is a deft, finely detailed narrative that contains the transactions of life in a world to which everything, be it human or material, must adapt, and seek beauty in symmetry and meaning in rational design.”
currently Brooklyn-based, CHRIS DOYLE hails from PHILLY, kinda – Easton, Pennsylvania to be exact. He attended BOSTON COLLEGE and HARVARD UNIVERSITY, where he earned a graduate degree in architecture.
he has also interestingly made many public art works, including ‘The Moons’ (2007), a permanent LED installation for the gardens of the Sprint Arena in Kansas City, MO, and ‘Showershade’ (2010), a permanent installation at the Police and Fire Training Academy in Austin, Texas. In 2007 he produced ‘50,000 Beds’ , a collaboration with forty-five other artists in an installation presented simultaneously at three Connecticut locations, the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Artspace in New Haven, and Real Art Ways in Hartfield.
note: the 3-D ‘checkered’ pattern, squares & diamonds placed on the diagonal, in the background references a famous Amish quilt pattern, commonly known as ‘Building Blocks’ or ‘Baby Steps’.
year of the quilt, I think so !!
and yeah for all you, international fans – Pennsylvania – was home to the earliest waves of enterprising German colonists, the so-called Pennsylvania “Dutch” (from the German term for themselves: “deutsche” ) to America, particularly the Amish and Mennonites sects – and as such, was one the biggest hotbeds of quilt innovation, and production in America – influencing our art and design traditions to this day, as evidenced here.