Dance Doyle "THREE AM (3am)"
Dance Doyle "THREE AM (3am)" 2019
Fiber Art: Mixed media tapestry
Dimensions: 101 x 37 in
Signed on Verso, includes a certificate of authenticity.
Artwork currently featured in The INNOVATE Exhibition at The Untitled Space, on view from September 12 - October 2, 2021.
Dance Doyle is an Oakland-based artist. Born on the West Coast in the ’80s, she witnessed a gritty beauty that emerged from the city as a result of the crack epidemic that had torn through it. The graffiti, culture, camp fashion, urban decay, and music that flowed through the streets brought connection to her struggling community. All of Doyle’s work has been informed by that beautiful, heavy environment. Doyle’s background began with 13 years of ceramic sculpture and hand-building. When attending classes at San Francisco State University, she envisioned tapestry as a way to paint with dyed fiber, and made the switch to that medium. She felt reborn. Her primary focus has been telling contemporary narratives, based not only on her own stories, but ones told to her, that reflect, piece by piece, examples of our human condition in these overpopulated urban environments.
Doyle’s work has been displayed at the De Young Museum in San Francisco and at the San Jose Museum of Quilts and Textiles. In addition, she's been published in Textile Fibre Forum, an Australian publication, and in the American Tapestry Alliance's CODA, Spring of 2020.