Thomas Doyle’s work mines the debris of memory through the creation of intricate worlds sculpted in 1:43 scale and smaller. Often sealed under glass, the works depict the remnants of things past—whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly throughout a life. In much the way the mind recalls events through the fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike lens.The pieces’ radically reduced scales evoke feelings of omnipotence—as well as the visceral sensation of unbidden memory recall. Hovering above the glass, the viewer approaches these worlds as an all-seeing eye, looking down upon landscapes that dwarf and threaten the figures within.
Solo exhibitions of his work have been presented by The Hudson River Museum in Yonkers and LeBasse Projects in Los Angeles. His work has also been exhibited at institutions such as Grunwald Gallery of Art at Indiana University in Bloomington, Torrance Art Museum, Bakersfield Museum of Art, and Museum of Arts and Design in New York.
Courtesy of the artist and Eduardo Secci
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