Knights: Pt. 1

Knights: Pt. 1, chromogenic color print, 20" x 24", 2004

Noah Doely is an artist from Iowa who earned his BFA degree in sculpture from the University of Northern Iowa in 2005. Doely will enter graduate school in the Fall of 2006 to pursue an M.F.A. degree at the University of South Florida. His work has been exhibited nationally and is in both private and public collections including the University of Northern Iowa Gallery.

He says this about his work: "I create fantasy escapist images that don't attempt to occlude their handmade-ness. Usually, my process begins with the creation of sculptural pieces. These pieces or props are carefully crafted representations of wonder often inspired by childhood memories, historical hoaxes (such as P.T Barnum attractions), folklore, community theater, low budget films, and long nights of solitude. The sculptural element is the character that I then place in a setting which results in a narrative image. That photo then serves as a relic of the spectacle. My photographs create new worlds, histories, and mythologies whose self-aware quality imparts fragility and absurdity."

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