Condo New York 2019
56 Henry hosting Reyes | Finn
Nick Doyle : No Vacancy
June 27 - July 26, 2019
Opening June 27, 6-8pm
(NEW YORK & DETROIT) — For Condo New York 2019, Detroit gallery Reyes | Finn is pleased to present No Vacancy, an exhibition of new sculptural works by Nick Doyle, hosted by 56 Henry. The opening reception is Thursday, June 27, from 6-8PM.
Picture a motel room. An old phone is off the hook and alka seltzer tablets lay close to an “off” light switch. In No Vacancy, Doyle morphs this familiar interior, part of the fabric of the great American road trip, into a series of new sculptural wall works made of denim. Accompanying these works is a single sculpture from his series of “executive toys”: kinetic sculptures with suited men in moments of self-harm, examining the paths we took to get to an era of thievery and greed.
Doyle’s work celebrates and isolates common American objects, often using denim as the prime material. His decision to work with the fabric is partly because its history is compounded by the myth of American made. Denim is, as the old cotton ad says, the "fabric of our lives.” He reminds us, though, that the origins of denim, its raw materials, are part of America’s original sin. Both indigo and cotton were early colonial commodities supporting American industries which were entirely dependent upon slave labor. This blinkered embrace by the hip of a wholly tainted material fits into Doyle’s thoughts on America’s schizophrenic relationship with its own identity.
Nick Doyle will have a solo exhibition at Reyes | Finn in January of 2020.
ABOUT REYES | FINN
Reyes | Finn is a contemporary art gallery in Detroit, MI, established in 2017. Reyes | Finn reveals multiple exhibitions a year dedicated to emerging and mid-career artists. It is with such presentations that the gallery seeks to reveal a profile both internationally renowned and regional in dialogue. Collaborating with artists, patrons and institutions alike, the gallery hopes to continue to diversify and strengthen Detroit’s arts community.
ABOUT 56 HENRY
56 Henry is an art gallery in Chinatown, New York. Founded in 2016, the program is dedicated to fostering the development of emerging artists. 56 Henry represents a small and growing roster and frequently collaborates with galleries in the United States, Europe and South America. They are located on the ground floor at 56 Henry Street and hope to engage with art lovers as much as the general public.
Condo takes its name from ‘condominium’ and is a large-scale collaborative exhibition of international galleries. Host galleries share their spaces with visiting galleries – either by co-curating an exhibition together, or dividing their galleries and allocating spaces. The initiative encourages the evaluation of existing models, pooling resources and acting communally to propose an environment that is more conducive for experimental gallery exhibitions to take place internationally.
For further information about the exhibition, please contact the gallery at email@example.com, or +1 (518) 966-2622.