THOMAS DOYLE: Crucibles of Hazard

By: Matthew Battles
April 16, 2009

The art of Thomas Doyle is at once inviting and unsettling. Miniature tableaux under glass, his pieces have the quirky, lilliputian charm of the model railroad, the dollhouse, and the museum diorama. But upon further inspection they unfold into dramas of loss and estrangement. The works image “the remnants of things past — whether major, transformational experiences, or the quieter moments that resonate loudly throughout a life,” the artist writes. “In much the way the mind recalls events through the fog of time, the works distort reality through a warped and dreamlike lens.”


Thomas Doyle lives and works in Brooklyn. His work will be on view at the NextArt Fair in Chicago from April 30 to May 4.


Art, Kudos, Spectacles