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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


“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

Click here for full Opening Weekend Schedule
Peekskill Project Venues

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"


“Current (Reprise)” European Premiere at Kassel Dokfest

Current (Reprise) will have its European premiere at the Kassel Dokumentarfilm- und Videofest in Germany. Screening at 11:15am on Nov. 10, in the Kurzfilm-Programm: Großes BALi (KulturBahnhof) in the group titled "Aus dem Ort gefallen" (Fallen Out of Place). Full program here.

Kassel Dokfest

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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.
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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