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"



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


Obsidian Collapse installed!

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Sol-itudeWCC Brian Doyle Obsidian Collapse install - Mine Pond
Brian Doyle - End of RollBrian Doyle - Cycladic Bay

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


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.

Doylestudio pop-up gallery


Doylestudio open during Beacon Open Studios

Doylestudio took part in Beacon Open Studios on Sept. 24 and 25th, 2011. The studio was open from noon to 6pm. Recent films, including "Current (Reprise)", and new photography were on display.
Beacon Open Studios logo


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