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“Between the Currents” new video installation at Peekskill Project V

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Peekskill Project V: The New Hudson River School
HVCCA and Venues throughout the City of Peekskill

Opening Weekend
September 29 & 30, 2012

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Public Reception Sunday September 30, 5 - 7pm

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Anna Adler, Cristina Arnold, Paul Clay, Kerry Cox, Evonne Davis, Marcy B. Freedman, Matthew Leonard, Cheryl McGinnis, Wilfredo Morel, Lise Prown, Alix Sloan, Livia Straus, Lilly Wei, Emma Wilcox

Justin Allen * Ben Altman * Aranow, Grange & Mondale * Irina Arnaut * ArtCrime * Brandon Ballengée * Thomas Bangsted * Ali Banisadr * Phyllida Barlow * Johanna Barron * Z Behl * Anonda Bell * Katrina Bello * Sergio Benenson * Erik Benson * Huma Bhabha * Andrea Bianconi * Maider Bilbao * Hu Bing * Judith Braun * Mia Brownell * Sean Carroll * Marcy Chevali * Ryan Jennings Clark * Jennifer Cohen * Margaret Cogswell * Diana Cooper * Pepe Coronado & Alex Guerrero * Grayson Cox * Ian Davis * Brian Doyle * Purdy Eaton * Nicole Eisenman * Cara Enteles * Geoff Feder * Carole Feuerman * Chantel Foretich * Marcy B. Freedman * Matt Frieburghaus * Jeffrey Gibson * Greg Haberny * Charles Harlan * Tommy Hartung * Ellen Harvey * Astra Howard * Ran Hwang * Katarina Jerinic * Chris Jordan * Mike Kenney * The Ladies Auxiliary * Virginia Lavado * Lisa Lebofsky * Ryan Lemke * Matthew Leonard * Anya Liftig * Robert Lobe & Kathleen Gilje * LoCurto/Outcault * Tala Madani * Mary Kate Maher * Julie Anne Mann * Nadja Marcin * Armando Marino * Virginia Martinsen * Maureen McCourt & Priscilla Dobler * Charles McGill * Maria Driscoll McMahon * Robin Michals * Alan Michelson * Martha Mysko * Basha Ruth Nelson * Bruce Odland * David Ostro * Brent Owens * Yigal Ozeri * Gene Panczenko * Claudia Passeri * Daniel Phillips * Andy Piedilato * Elisa Pritzker * Andy Ralph * Leon Reid IV * Marko Renec * Corina Reynolds *Asya Reznikov * Daniel Roberts * Camilo Rojas * Jean-Pierre Roy * Brie Ruais * Will Ryman * Christine Sciulli * Nancy Shaver * Arlene Shechet * Shara Shisheboran * Brooke Singer * Skewville * Matthew Slaats * Willie Wayne Smith * Jonathan Stanish * Chad Stayrook * Kate Sterlin * Ian Swanson * Niko Tavernise * Marc Thompson * Joey Varas * Kai Vierstra * Hanna von Goeler * Ouattara Watts * Adrienne Wheeler * Genevieve White * Song Xin * Lin Yan * Lana Yu * Michael Zelehoski * and more

1701 Main St. / PO Box 209
Peekskill, New York 10566

Museum Hours: Sat & Sun noon - 6pm, Fri 11 - 5pm, Mon - Thu by appointment

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New film, “The Ice Intrigue”, in “Therefore I Am” at Garrison Art Center

My never before shown film, "The Ice Intrigue", will be on display in the Garrison Art Center's first all film/video exhibition. "Therefore I Am", curated by Greg Slick, will focus on highly personal work: obsessions, personal demons, and the subjective experience.

Show runs from February 4, 2012 through February 26, 2012.
Opening reception: Friday, February 10, 6:00 - 8:00 pm.
Panel disucussion modertaed by the curator on Sunday, February 26, 3:00 - 4:00 pm.

“The Ice Intrigue” by Brian Doyle
2007-2012, 6 min., super 8 transferred to video, color, stereo
still from The Ice Intrigue
Synopsis: “The Ice Intrigue” captures a reunion of a small group of friends at a cabin in Vermont. The film follows a course through a frozen landscape that is both personal and mysterious while exploring themes of love, loss, solitude and relationships revisited. Borrowing a home movie style, small vignettes of the artist’s wife and her friends suggest a poetic nostalgia for the road not taken.


Video Show Examines Identity, Obsessions, Family

Curator Greg Slick is interviewed about "Therefore I Am", which features my film "The Ice Intrigue", on
"Video Show Examines Identity, Obsessions, Family"


Doylestudio at Beacon Open Studios

Three groups of work were featured in photographs, on an LCD screen slide show, and on a looped video monitor with custom stand. The projects were shot during a ticker tape parade in downtown NYC, during a hurricane at Kennedy Space Center, and of architectural oddities in rural Greece.

Boundary and photo slide show
"Boundary" and an LCD screen featuring another image from Greece, an untitled photograph of an empty house.

Launch bunker (Ophelia gathering)
"Understory", "Launch bunker (Ophelia gathering)", and a cube monitor with video on a loop, here featuring the music video "Our Lady of Palermo".

Videos on loop: Current (Reprise) shown here
Video monitor and custom stand, here featuring "Current (Reprise)".

"Landing", shot during the first ticker parade post 9-11.


Doylestudio ready for Beacon Open Studios

Photos are hung, video is playing, wine and brownies are on the way... looking forward to seeing you at the studio this weekend. We're at 16 Mackin Ave., Beacon, NY. Between 9D and Dutchess Terrace. In the Beacon Open Studios catalog, we're number 4 on the map.

(FYI, our studio listing in the printed catalog says 13, that's not correct. We're number 4. Listings on page 7 and 9 (cover being page 1) are wrong. The index and map numbers, however, are correct for all artists).

Doylestudio pop-up gallery


Doylestudio open during Beacon Open Studios

Doylestudio will be taking part in Beacon Open Studios on Sept. 24 and 25th, 2011. Come by the studio on Mackin Ave. from noon to 6pm. A map is here. We are number 4 on the map. And here is some info on getting to Beacon. We're a short walk from the Metro North train station, and we're well positioned for a great start to exploring Beacon. Recent films, including "Current (Reprise)", and new photography will be on display.
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New photograph in Beacon Open Studios Kickoff group show – opening Saturday, Sept. 10

I'll be showing a new photograph, titled "Understory", in Beacon Open Studios Kickoff group show at Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main St., Beacon. Please come by the opening on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 6-9pm. More info here.

"Understory" was shot in downtown Manhattan during the production of my film "Current (Reprise)", which screened recently at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.

Check out the new photograph in the photo section of


“Launch” at Kunstfort Asperen, The Netherlands

"Launch" is included in the exhibition "Too late, too little, (and how) to fail gracefully," June 12– September 25, 2011, open: Tuesday-Sunday 10 am – 5 pm. Playing in the screening room featuring "Military Architecture".

Kunstfort Asperen is located just outside Utrecht, The Netherlands.


“Current (Reprise): the Accumulation” in 303 staff show / OPENING THIS THURSDAY 5:00-7:30PM

My new video installation based off my latest film "Current (Reprise)" will be showing this month at 303 Gallery. Come on out to the opening this Thursday, Aug. 19th, 5-7:30pm!

Here's the artwork info on my piece:

Brian Doyle
"Current (Reprise): the Accumulation"
KRIST'L archive lightjet print and video projection on paper
TRT: 7 min. loop, color, stereo
74"h x 48"w x approx. 120"
ed. 1/4

Current (Reprise): the Accumulation installation

"Current (Reprise): the Accumulation" is a photo and video installation comprised of Doyle's latest film "Current (Reprise)", a kind of sequel and mirror-like coda to Doyle's 2000 video "Current". The film "Current (Reprise)" is projected onto a thick piece of paper, hung from the ceiling and shredded at the bottom like the tons of ticker tape debris depicted in the film. This paper projection screen is hung back to back with a photograph "the Accumulation", similarly shredded and likewise showing a heap of debris clogging the gutter of a road. As the film jumps from scene to scene showing the graceful steams and bits of paper, the shredded ends of the projection screen and photograph dance in the currents of air in the room.

Current (Reprise): the Accumulation photograph

"Current (Reprise)" returns to Lower Manhattan during a 2008 ticker tape parade, the first since the destruction of the World Trade Center some seven years prior. The previous parade, in 2000, was captured by Doyle’s video “Current”, which tells the story of a vacated downtown caught in a storm of communication. As devices of technology hovering in the enclaves between skyscrapers seem to monitor or perhaps even propel the storm, the city is consumed, erased by a blanket of information.

"Current (Reprise)" mirrors the action of “Current” to show the life cycle of an area defined by the continuum of boom and bust. Super 8 film replaces Hi-8 video to create an archival look at the future. "Current (Reprise)" seems to echo past the first film, as if it were made before "Current".

This loop of time and place opens on a smoldering city and is quickly taken up by a torrent of bits and bursts of digital noise dominating an urban landscape of skyscrapers, radio towers, helicopters and television transmitters. Reams of paper alternately explode, slice, and float through the air. The physical manifestation of our highly charged digital atmosphere hangs in the trees, gathers on window sills and drapes across billboards.

As the wind dies down and the debris moves to street level, we see piles of spent human communications like tumbleweeds through the eerily unpopulated spaces. The camera finds the empty lot of the former World Trade Center framed by stalled construction cranes.  Returning to its beginning scene, the film ends quietly like ellipses at the end of a page.

more info here

Current (Reprise): the Accumulation projection


“Closed for Installation” 303 Gallery press release

Check out all the great artists in our 303 staff group show!303 invite303 press release