Andrew Edlin Gallery
I always try to make an incident have a positive or at least an exciting outcome. On Thursday evening I was taking the Subway from Penn Station to 23rd Street, but I started dreaming and ended up on 14th Street instead. I thought "Why did this happen?", "Am I supposed to meet somebody, see something?"
This time I think I was destined to see the Chris Doyle opening of his impressive video art exhibit "Waste_Generation". I strolled up Tenth Avenue and walked in to the Andrew Edlin Gallery totally unaware of what was going to hit me.
Bird Void 2010
Evergrow (Sideview) 2010
The "Evergrow" Video/book/prayer book, bewitched me with it´s caleidoscopic images. I could just watch it forever. Meditative and a message bringer. There are three editions of this one so if I had $8,000 to spend right now, this would be it. First time I actually deeply feel I that I would like to buy Video art and the reason might be that the artist has built a the monitor himself with media players and a synchronizer. Having this put up on a wall would make it special. Not shown on your regular TV but at a space where you would usually hang a painting...
Stills from Waste_Generation, 2010
music/sound design by Joe Arcidiacono
This film is fantastic, the images goes on into each other making the world catastrophes both beautiful and horrifying at the same time. Chris Doyle used a paper factory in Maine as an example for his film and the story is inspired by "The Course of Empire" by the 19th Century painter Thomas Cole from the Hudson River School.
"First, I wanted to explore the way ornament has been used throughout history, and across civilizations, as a cultural representation of nature, Secondly, while the generation of waste is basically destructive, it serves a tremendous creative urge that is ultimately, and gloriously, the essence of being human."
- Chris Doyle (Andrew Edlin Gallery)
I name Chris Doyle a perfect and brilliant example of an
Thanks for showing us how well it can be done through new medias.