Derek Paul Jack Boyle: Outs

SMART OBJECTS is pleased to present Outs, a solo presentation of new paintings by Derek Paul Jack Boyle.

Outs engages the intensity of isolation: objects are presented here as effigies of a more immediate, quarantined existence. The scenes in Outs express the force of our current frustrations; separated from normalcy, these paintings present the absurdity of feeling both trapped and free concurrently. Through this motif, these works catch the prevalent strangeness of a shifting relationship to the things that surround us and that we, inevitably, surrender to. The five works included in Outs aim to expose the uncertainty that presently challenges us; the objects depicted act as characters within an ever-changing landscape – one where distortion becomes the new normal and the strangeness of being isolated becomes a point of reflection instead of constraint: acting out being a form of freedom.

Outs is open by appointment through August 27th.

Escapes, acrylic and flashe on cradled birch panel, 48 x 34 in, 2020

Keyed Up, acrylic and flashe on cradled birch panel, 34 x 24 in, 2020

Jam, acrylic and flashe on cradled birch panel, 48 x 30 in, 2020

Cake Shots, acrylic on cradled birch panel, 8 x 10 in, 2020

Surrender, acrylic on cradled birch panel, 48 x 30 in, 2020


Derek Paul Jack Boyle (b. 1985, Cambridge MA) received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, RI and his BA from Emerson College in Boston, MA. Boyle's work has been featured in the New York Times, Contemporary Art Review Los Angeles, It’s Nice That, VICE Creators Project, Elephant Magazine, and WYNC/NPR's Radiolab. Recent exhibitions include: Nostos, Matthew Brown Gallery, Los Angeles; Replica, Insect Gallery, Los Angeles; All the Small Things, Steve Turner, Los Angeles; Unease (solo), SMART OBJECTS, Los Angeles; Can’t Fix Broken (duo w/ Mitra Saboury), Alter Space, San Francisco; You Catch More Flies with Arsenic Than Honey, Club Pro, Los Angeles; Thin Places, SMART OBJECTS, Landers, CA; Los Angeles; Wwwest, Johannes Vogt Gallery, New York; Plainly to Propound, Gavlak Gallery, Los Angeles; and recent fairs including NADA Miami and Felix LA. Boyle is represented by SMART OBJECTS in Los Angeles.