With this new exhibition Doyle continues his Distillation series, which explores an uncanny intersection between destruction and domestic life. Doyle sculpts in a small scale to create model worlds that upend the laws and assumptions of our real one. In “Surface to Air,” houses hover safely above their ruined and burnt foundations while soldiers huddle below. A family goes about its business inside a home that has been cleaved in two. A subterranean house juts from the earth, as a family trudges through an ash-strewn landscape above. Reflective of the apprehension endemic to our times, Doyle’s works also communicate a timeless longing for the stability of home, hearth, and family.
Surface to Air
A solo exhibition by Thomas Doyle.
leBASSE projects (6023 Washington Blvd., Culver City)
November 12 – December 17, 2011
Artist reception: Saturday, November 12, 7-10 pm