SENSEI Exchange Series @ “The Cellar” of The Little Fox Cafe
Part 009: Steven: Before the Moving Image
The work of Nick Doyle
Curated by Remy Amezcua
Opening 11/14/2013 from 8pm-11pm
62 KENMARE STREET NYC 10012 (BTWN MOTT & MULBERRY)
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Sensei Exchange, an exhibition series on the themes of Memory and Identity, is proud to present the work of Nick Doyle in Part 009:
Steven: Before the Moving Image
For the past two years I have been building a world based around the emotional landscape of a character named Steven. Steven is a puppet living in southern California. Troubled by his relationship to the landscape, he has become a recluse and a drunk, avoiding the reminders of his own insignificance in the face of the expanding universe. He ultimately blames the sun for revealing the landscape to him. After an earthquake destroys his home he wanders into the desert, vowing to find and kill the sun.
This work incorporates the practice of cinema, set design, kinetic sculpture and narrative to serve the image of this character. This first exhibition acts as a precursor to the film, giving a sense of Steven’s psychology and the fanatic execution of his particular world.
Nick Doyle is a multidisciplinary artist originally from Sierra Madre, CA, 20 miles east of downtown Los Angeles. His early years were spent studying figure drawing, playing classical violin and sometimes visiting Film sets with his mother Sharon. The SoCal punk rock scene influenced both his style and attitude and proved an excellent vehicle for his expression.
Trained as a painter and photographer at SFAI, Nick didn’t commit to sculpture until the end of his education. Since moving to New York, Nick’s work has grown to incorporate elements of painting, sculpture, narrative and the spectacle of film. Currently Nick is an MFA candidate at Hunter College while simultaneously working for his mentor and friend Tom Sachs.