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Artist Lecture with Chris Doyle
May 30, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree and open to the public
21c Museum will welcome Chris Doyle for a free artist lecture on THURS 05.30.2013 at 7pm in the Atrium Gallery. Doyle is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York, whose work is both part of the site-specific collection at 21c Bentonville and is currently featured in the inaugural exhibition Hybridity: The New Frontier. Included in Hybridity are four large-scale watercolors and the animation screening in the 21c video lounge, Waste_Generation. The second in a planned series of five animations based on Course of Empire, by 19th-century Hudson River painter Thomas Cole, Doyle’s animation focuses on the relationship between nature and our cultural conceptions of nature as expressed in painting, architecture, and currency design. Referencing paper currency in concept and composition, Doyle’s Unfolded, a site-specific wallpaper installation at 21c Bentonville, charts the cyclical evolution of paper, from tree to pulp to paper to currency and beyond, narrating Waste_Generation across space, as the animation unfolds over time.
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About the artist
Chris Doyle received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 1985. His work has recently been featured in solo exhibitions at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2012); the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012); Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2011); the Ambassador’s Residence, Stockholm (2011); and Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY (2010). Doyle’s permanent public art projects include Shower Shade at the Police & Fire Training Academy, Austin, TX (2010); Culver City Currency at Westfield, Culver City, CA (2009); Ecstatic City Tampa at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL (2009); and The Moons, an outdoor video installation at Sprint Arena, Kansas City, MO (2007). In addition to being awarded a New York State Council for the Arts Grant in Film and Video (2002), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Multidisciplinary Work (2001), and a Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Visual Art (2001), Doyle was awarded Macdowell Colony fellowships in 2005, 2001, 1998, 1996, and 1991.