Brian Doyle's News

Brian Doyle joins Collective Settlement for Beacon Opens Studios, May 16-17, 2015

I'm contributing photography to the Collective's experiments in movement and landscape.

With Felicia Ballos, Jean Brennan, Elizabeth Castagna.

See us at the Old High School, Room 303A. 12-6pm.

Collective Settlement Poster


“Mine Pond” in 20th Anniversary show at Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill – Reception Tues. 5:30-7:30pm!

My photograph "Mine Pond" from the "Obsidian Collapse" series will be in Part II of the Retrospective exhibition celebrating the broad spectrum of digital art exhibited in The Westchester Gallery at the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill. Part II features artists from 2005 - 2014.

October 21 - November 22, 2014
Reception: Tuesday, October 21, 5:30 - 7:30 pm

Exhibiting artists will include:
Kristin Anderson, Pepe Coronado, Florine Demosthene, Brian Doyle, Donna Faranda, Marcy B. Freedman, Carla Gannis, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Chris Kaczmarek, Richard Kaufmann, Dale Leifeste, Eileen MacAvery Kane, Rebecca Mushtare, Julie Overskei, Steven P. Perkins, William Ralph, Gina Randazzo, Evan Read, Sheila Ross, Patti Russotti, Andrew Senior, Breanne Trammell & Jeff Barnett-Winsby, Madeline Wilson, Oliver Wasow
More info here.
Map is here for 27 North Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566


Mine Pond

"Mine Pond", archival inkjet print on Hanemuhle Photo Rag paper, 20" x 25"



Video walkthrough of Beacon Open Studios 2013

Beacon Open Studios is happening this weekend May 4th and 5th.

My studio is not open this year but here’s a look back at my 2013 installation Obsidian Collapse.

There are a lot of great works to see at Spire Studios or the former Beacon High School studios and private studios throughout the city.



“The Light” installed at KUBE

Installation views from the group show "Turn On" at Kunsthalle Beacon (KUBE).

Closing night viewing on August 31, 5-7pm.

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“The Light” video installation at Kunsthalle Beacon (KUBE)

My video The Light will be screening as a looped installation in the group show "Turn On" at Kunsthalle Beacon, aka KUBE. The exhibition is organized by Joseph Ayers. Check it out on July 21, 5-7pm and August 31, 5-7pm, or by appointment at 211 Fishkill Ave., the former high school in Beacon.  On Aug. 31, the show will also include a screening of an Ai Wei Wei film.

Info on KUBE at

Kunsthalle Beacon Turn On exhibition

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Doylestudio installed for Beacon Open Studios

Thanks to all who came by Beacon Open Studios this weekend. Here's an installation view of the gallery.

Doylestudio at Beacon Open Studios 2013


Doylestudio part of Beacon Open Studios Apr. 20-21

Doylestudio will be open during Beacon Open Studios 2013 featuring recent photographs and video from my show "Obsidian Collapse".

Also look out for one of my photos in the The Beacon Open Studios Kickoff Exhibition at Hudson Beach Glass, 162 Main. St., Beacon NY  Apr. 13-21, 2013.

BOS 2013


“Between the Currents” in Artnet auction

The 2 channel video installation and the single channel video of "Between the Currents" are now avaialble as part of The Peekskill Project V's Artnet auction.

The offerings from this auction give collectors a unique and early opportunity to own works by these extraordinarily talented artists, to help support them as they move forward in their careers, since 85% of the sale price will go directly to the artist.

Artists include: Mia Brownell, Brian Doyle, Chantel Foretich, Hanna von Goeler, Mike Kenney, Virginia Lavado, Lisa Lebofsky, Ryan Lemke, Julie Anne Mann, Andrew Piedilato, Elisa Pritzker, Daniel Roberts, Willie Wayne Smith, Jonathan Stanish, Ian Swanson, and Joey Varas.

These artworks were shown as part of PEEKSKILL PROJECT V, an intiative of the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA). Read more...

Between the Currents install

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Obsidian Collapse installed!

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Obsidian Collapse

A series of photographs shot on Milos and Sifnos, in the western Cyclades islands of Greece, explores a landscape of isolation, decay, and sudden ending. Strange architectural interventions, which exist somewhere between destruction and construction, respond to the struggles of life on sun-baked arid rocks in the sea.

Obsidian, a glossy black, extremely sharp volcanic rock cooled before its atoms can crystallize, once fueled these islands' economies as the primary weapon and tool making material for the entire ancient world. When the desire for obsidian was extinguished by the invention of bronze, a thriving civilization on these islands was abandoned.

Places like these, isolated geographically and unique geologically will innovate, erode, build up and break down millennia over millennia. In our current age of austerity, often described as sending cultures back to the Stone Age, we reflect on places like this and their successions of Obsidian Collapse.


“OBSIDIAN COLLAPSE” solo show at Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill

I will be exhibiting a series of new photographs at the Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill, NY.
Opening Tues., Mar. 5th, reception 5:30-7pm. Artist talk 6:30pm.
More info here.
Map is here for 27 North Division St., Peekskill, NY 10566