David Lyle

"Everyone's a Critic"

Feb 12 - March 14, 2015

Installation view Everyone's a Critic David Lyle

Installation view "Everyone's A Critic" by David Lyle

Installation view Everyone's a Critic David Lyle

Installation view "Everyone's A Critic" by David Lyle

Installation view Everyone's a Critic David Lyle

Installation view "Everyone's A Critic" by David Lyle

Installation view Everyone's a Critic David Lyle

Installation view "Everyone's A Critic" by David Lyle

Installation view Everyone's a Critic David Lyle

Installation view "Everyone's A Critic" by David Lyle

Installation view Everyone's a Critic David Lyle

Installation view "Everyone's A Critic" by David Lyle

Press Release

"Everyone’s A Critic" evidences Lyle’s acerbic wit of creating an altered reality rife with cynicism and bursting with humor. Lyle is impeccably faithful to the vintage photographs that inspire his work - until a point in which he instills a cultural reference so familiar, yet iconoclastic, as to leave the viewer wincing, laughing, or really thinking -- often it is all three.  This series presents a wonderfully caustic commentary on the art world.  Lyle, who is one-part voyeur and one-part participant, renders images that embrace much of what mystifies the public about the art world – art that is not made by the artists’ themselves, money as an end game, art-speak, etc.  "Everyone’s A Critic" will surely leave you laughing, but the joke may be on us!