“The Newly Fallen” watercolor pieces by Chris Doyle.

The Cynthia Winings Gallery will present a one-day outdoor installation on Aug. 12, titled “The Newly Fallen,” by Chris Doyle.

Comprising four large-scale artworks arranged in the woods, “The Newly Fallen” represents a memorial to those who have passed from the coronavirus. Each black-and-white watercolor drawing depicts the root system of a fallen tree, intricately depicted with hours of careful observation by Doyle.

Doyle writes, “Every year, the forest loses some elders to the wind. This year, it seems like more than the usual number of trees have been uprooted. During this unprecedented period of mourning for those lost in the time of COVID-19, I found myself surveying the forest and marveling at the new life springing from earlier fallen trees. These drawings of exposed root systems are a kind of memorial to those people who, now fallen, continue on as sources of inspiration during this season of loss.”

“The Newly Fallen, #4,” by Chris Doyle.

Visitors are invited to follow the walking path behind the Congregational Church from Tenney Hill. As one walks along the path, there is a place where the woods open up, and one can imagine the forest as a sanctuary or place of refuge. The Cynthia Winings Gallery is excited to display these watercolors in a way that brings nature and art together, believing that a visit to the woods can be healing and, through this memorial installation, be brought to a profound moment of remembrance and reflection.

This one-day art installation runs from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 12  with a rain date of Aug. 13. The artworks will be installed on the walking trail, which begins behind the Congregational Church and George Stevens Academy dormitory from Tenney Hill.

Doyle is a multidisciplinary artist based in Brooklyn, New York, who received his BFA from Boston College and his Master of Architecture from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His work focuses on the environmental and social complications that arise as we transition from an industrial to a digital culture.

Doyle’s work has been exhibited at The Brooklyn Museum of Art, MASSMoCA, P.S.1 Museum of Art, the Tang Museum, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, The Taubman Museum of Art, and The Sculpture Center. His animations have also been included in the New York Video Festival at Lincoln Center (2008) and the Melbourne International Arts Festival (2005). Doyle has received grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, NYSCA, Creative Capital Foundation and the MAP Fund. He received the Borusan Contemporary Art Collection Prize and was named as a Guggenheim Fellow in the discipline of Film and Video. Doyle lives and works in Brooklyn, New York and Blue Hill, Maine.

See https://www.cynthiawiningsgallery.com for more information.

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