This week, as part of the Fotofocus Biennial that’s taking over Cincinnati, be sure to catch screenings of Chris Doyle’s film Bright Canyon. Doyle’s piece will be a reoccurring feature on the Fifth Third video board above Fountain Square between the hours of 9pm and 12am on October 9th, 11th and 12th. Chris Doyle’s work is also on view as part of 21c Cincinnati’s current exhibition Hybridity: The New Frontier.
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About the film
Bright Canyon, presented as part of the Midnight Moment in Times Square in July of 2014, re-imagines the space as a gorge. Referencing the history of Times Square as the confluence of streams, its walls and screens are transformed into a canyon landscape, populated by a series of exuberant local animals. The cliffs are based on photos, drawings and videos taken in the Palisades along the Hudson River. The animated creatures are based on animals observed in Central Park. By starting in the sky, descending the cliff and finally plunging into the river, the motion of the animation unifies variety of screens into a single, immersive environment.
About the artist
Chris Doyle received a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design in 1985. His work has recently been featured in solo exhibitions at Catharine Clark Gallery, San Francisco, CA (2012); the U.S. Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina (2012); Sam Lee Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2011); the Ambassador’s Residence, Stockholm (2011); and Andrew Edlin Gallery, New York, NY (2010). Doyle’s permanent public art projects include Shower Shade at the Police & Fire Training Academy, Austin, TX (2010); Culver City Currency at Westfield, Culver City, CA (2009); Ecstatic City Tampa at the Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, FL (2009); and The Moons, an outdoor video installation at Sprint Arena, Kansas City, MO (2007). In addition to being awarded a New York State Council for the Arts Grant in Film and Video (2002), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Multidisciplinary Work (2001), and a Creative Capital Foundation Grant in Visual Art (2001), Doyle was awarded Macdowell Colony fellowships in 2005, 2001, 1998, 1996, and 1991.