Chris Doyle’s exhibition premiers an installation of his 2021 digital animation, The Fabricators, featuring a 48-foot-long video projection on an artist designed screen. The exhibition is accompanied by two preparatory drawings for the animation.
The Fabricators features a group of related machines locked in loops of perpetual labor. Products, by-products, and waste are transported through conduits that weave through the space of the animation. Because the figures and gestures of the system appear anthropomorphic, one can’t help but look at the elements that make up The Fabricators and wonder about the future of human activity as the majority of production is transferred from man to machine.
The exhibition is curated by CMCA’s Executive Director & Chief Curator Timothy Peterson in collaboration with the artist. The Fabricators is made possible in part by a grant from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.
Chris Doyle has exhibited widely in the U.S. and internationally at venues including the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Queens Museum of Art, MoMA PS1, Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA), The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum (Ridgefield, CT), The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum (Saratoga Springs, NY), Sculpture Center (New York), and Brooklyn Academy of Music. Doyle divides his time between Blue Hill, Maine and New York City.
Image caption: Chris Doyle, detail: The Fabricators, video animation, 2021.
A special thank you to Annie Bailey, Hannah Berta, Keenan Boscoe, Lyle Downes Toney, Soren Moesswilde, and Andrew White for their installation expertise in making this exhibition possible.