New York-based artist Thomas Doyle’s first solo exhibition in Japan
DIESEL ART GALLERY presents sculpture artist Thomas Doyle’s first solo exhibition in Japan, “HOLD YOUR FIRE” until February 13, 2019. The exhibition will feature a sizeable two-meter sculpture as its main work as well as multiple miniature scenes displayed under glass. The artist’s macro photographs of miniature figures will also be on display.
The concept of “HOLD YOUR FIRE” exhibition will bring together works that showcase the range of Thomas Doyle’s artistic practice, including both his miniature sculpture and his photographs of the tiny figures that populate his work. The exhibition’s title, “HOLD YOUR FIRE,” tells the works’ psychological content: the memories and thoughts we carry within us – as well as the palpable anxiety in between times of conflict.
As the world copes with frequent wars, natural disasters, refugee crises, pollution, and protests, it often feels that we are living in an era of constant disaster. Doyle contrasts the anxiety these disasters evoke with work sculpted in small, intimate scales that communicate a timeless longing for the stability of home, hearth, and family. The contradiction of the two is sure to fascinate gallery attendees.
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.
Period: November 23, 2018 to February 13, 2019
Venue: DIESEL ART GALLERY cocoti B1F, 1-23-16, Shibuya, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo