Cedar Falls, IA
May 13th - July 31st, 2014
Noah Doely uses a variety of tools, mediums and methodologies to produce work that involves immersive, performative modes of inquiry. His images, objects and videos become meditations on origins: origins of photography, memory, myth and the world itself. By creating visual narratives and other re-imaginings, he demonstrates the scope of possible interpretations that surround natural realities. Doely’s process aims to destabilize the very notion of an authentic encounter by introducing a delicate slippage between what is real and what is illusion, calling into question details such as when or how the images were produced and what they depict. The artist earned a BFA in Sculpture from the University of Northern Iowa and an MFA in Visual Arts from the University of California, San Diego. His work has been shown around the United States and in Europe, including solo shows at Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles and the San Diego Museum of Art. His work has appeared in publications such as Juxtapoz Magazine, the Los Angeles Times and the Des Moines Register. He is an Assistant Professor of Photography at the University of Northern Iowa.