Presenting an exhibition of new animations and watercolors by Chris Doyle. Conversation with the artist and Alice Gray Stites, Chief Curator and Museum Director of 21c Museum Hotels: Saturday, September 9, 4:30PM. Opening Reception: Saturday, September 9, 3-6PM
Chris Doyle’s colorful, head-turning animations constitute the final chapter of his response to “The Course of Empire (1833-1836),” a five-part series by Hudson River painter Thomas Cole. “Swell,” a 4K work, accompanied by an original score, envisions a city whose tech revolution has come at a cost to humanity and nature, while “The Price of Gold,” projected on a folding screen, envelops the viewer in a tangled thicket of golden branches and animal skulls.