— Drawing on the Utopic

A Minute Night Moment

I recommend that you take a walk around midnight to Times Square.  Right now, Chris Doyle has transformed the electronic billboards into a film, titled “Bright Canyon,” and it plays every night throughout the month of July from 11:57pm to midnight.  Birds, turtles and butterflies in technicolor scurry across huge screens, leaves fall, a river flows and the entire area feels worlds away.  It really is magic.  I’m going to go see it again!  Below a few photos.  (Participating screens include and the contrast is beautiful; the ABC Super Sign, Bank of America, City Outdoor, the  JVC Screen, NASDAQ, Viacom North & South (SL Green Realty), and Thomson Reuters.)

More images can be seen on Flickr – https://www.flickr.com/photos/timessquarenyc/sets/72157645484407955/

Birds on two screens from Chris Doyle’s film “Bright Canyon,” 2014

Sandwiched between bright lights, Chris Doyle’s “Bright Canyon,” 2014

Floating above NASDAQ………Chris Doyle.

Chris Doyle is a Brooklyn-based, interdisciplinary artist and has exhibited throughout the U.S. and internationally. He creates both temporary and permanent projects for the Brooklyn Museum of Art and the U.S. Ambassadors’ residences in Sweden and Australia. He is the recipient of a 2014 John Simon Guggenheim Foundation fellowship!