Kyle Meyer’s practice has been largely driven by a single question: how can the digital image serve human connection when it is produced, and ubiquitously reproduced, by mechanical means? This question has led Meyer’s research and apprenticeships with artisans, exploring the haptic qualities of photography. In each body of work, traces of the handmade are present, be it weaving, hand-dying, or layering. While Meyer’s first pursuit is predominantly experimental and process-driven, his work also addresses his own identity as a gay man and the LGBTQ communities with whom he identifies. By merging photographic and sculptural elements, his work metaphorically speaks to the human condition of seclusion, oppression, memory, and loss.
Meyer’s recent exhibitions include Bronx Calling, The Fourth AIM Biennial, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York (2017); Uncommon Likeness: Identity in Flux, Sheldon Museum of Art, Nebraska; In an Echo, Shelia C. Johnson Design Center Gallery, New York and Embroidered Truths & Woven Tales, Nave Gallery, Boston.