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May 17, 2007 to August 23, 2007

Jessica Doyle: Intimate Environments

Mingling fantasy with reality, the collective work of Jessica Doyle is a combination of drawings, paintings, photography, and video that all explore both common and spectacular events in the artist’s own life. Rituals, places, people, dreams, and moments of revelation are recreated—fusing fact and fiction onto delicately drawn images, photographic and video self-portraits, and expressive uses of color seen in both works on paper and paintings. While the photographs and videos seem to evoke the immediacy inherent to the medium, the drawings and paintings often suggest the depiction of an event from a vague and emotionally charge memory—equally honest in their depiction as the images instantaneously captured by camera or video. Whether real or imagined, Doyle’s work expresses an authenticity as well as a vulnerability, providing uncensored access to some of the artist’s most private moments and thoughts.

Doyle received a B.F.A. from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and an M.F.A. in painting from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Recent solo exhibitions include: Long Gone Sally (two-person exhibition), Pageant Soloveev, Philadelphia (2006); Being, 40th Street Artist in Residence, Airspace, Philadelphia (2005); and Exist, Project Room, Philadelphia (2003). Doyle has been included in recent group exhibitions at: Ad Hoc Gallery, Brooklyn, NY (2007); Arcadia University Art Gallery, Glenside, PA (2006); Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA (2005); ThreeWalls, Chicago, IL (2005); Ice Box Project Space, Philadelphia (2003 and 2005); Fleisher-Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia (2004); 65 Hope Street Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY (2004); Daniel Silverstein Gallery, New York, NY (2003); and Project Room, Philadelphia (2003). Doyle has had film screenings at: Brooklyn Underground Film Festival d.u.m.b.o., Brooklyn, NY (annually from 2002 through 2005); Remote Lounge, New York, NY (2003); and the Project Room, Philadelphia (2003). Doyle lives and works in Philadelphia.

Tags: painting, works on paper