My “Girl with Glasses” collage is currently on display in the Del Ray Artisans’ “Childhood Memories” group exhibit. The show displays artwork inspired by the artist’s childhood. This particular piece is something I made a few years ago and was actually on display at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center back in 2008.
The “Childhood Memories” exhibit opened on April 6th and will run until the 29th.
This is one of the few collages I’ve done on panel. “Polar Bear” was actually created specifically for a fundraiser art show – “March ARTreach” – which will be up at the Target Gallery from March 3rd – 18th, 2012. I wanted to make something that was somewhat simple and featured an animal. What can I say? I’m in an animal phase.
Anyway, the exhibit features several works of art made on 10″x10″ wood panels that the gallery provided. Every work of art on display is for sale for $150 ($100 during the Art Party on March 16th). All proceeds from sales will benefit the Target Gallery’s 2012 outreach programming and the March of Dimes.
I’m looking forward to seeing what the other artists did with their 10″x10″ panels!
My solo show, “A Palette of Paper,” went up yesterday. I didn’t have an opening reception for this one, but I’m going to have an artist talk a week from this Saturday. It’s been a while since my last talk – we shall see how this one goes!
The gallery director was kind enough to send a few pictures of the installed exhibit (I have yet to see it in person!). The space is gorgeous – I love the wood floors and the lighting, and it’s wonderful how the artist’s name gets printed across the gallery’s glass door.
The folks at the gallery installed the show for me, which makes things a lot easier on my end. Sometimes it can take hours and hours for me to install a show. You’d think at this point I’d be a pro at it – but alas, no. Every show seems to have a different way of displaying my work – nail in the wall, hooks that attach to the molding at the top of the walls, etc.
Anyway, I like what they did with the place. And I’m looking forward to seeing everything when I stop by for my artist talk.
So my upcoming solo show is just around the corner! “A Palette of Paper” will be on display at the Center for the Arts, Caton Merchant Family Gallery in Manassas, VA. The art gallery is beautiful – and the art center is in a building that used to be an old candy factory. I can’t wait to take pictures of the installed exhibit and share them. There will be around thirty collages that will include portraits, animals, cityscapes, and landscapes.
I’m delivering the work to the gallery in the next couple of days. The show will go up on February 8th and will run until March 22nd. I’m giving an artist talk on February 18th.
Here’s the gallery’s description of the show:
If you can imagine how scissors plying through everyday magazines can give an outcome of surprising and masterful art, then you might imagine the incredible collages of Megan Coyle. Working in classic art genres, Megan breaks down her images piece by piece, evolving them from bits of magazines into whole new, amazing compositions.
The other day we drove down to Lexington, North Carolina to install my artwork for the “Out of the Wild” exhibit. Seven of my animal collages will be on display from August 16th until December 12th at Davidson County Community College.
The artwork is installed in the lobby of the Mendenhall Administration Building.
Then here’s the staircase that goes to the second floor where you can find two more of my collages.
The exhibit coordinator is in the process of putting together a display of all the artists’ postcards for the show. There’s a total of nine artists in the juried exhibit.
After installing the show, I took a quick snapshot of the exterior of the building where the exhibit will be held. It was one busy day!
Last night was the opening reception for the “MiniSolos” exhibition at Touchstone Gallery in Washington, DC. The exhibit runs from August 4th until the 27th, and features the work of 37 area artists. I was pleased to be a part of this group exhibition. Above is a quick snapshot of myself in front of my artwork in the show.
Above and below are images of my artwork in the show. Since all the artwork was hung salon-style, I didn’t want to crowd my wall space so I only included three collages framed in 16″x20″ frames. The collages in the show included “One, Two, Three Giraffes,” “Goldfish Pond,” and “Koala Bear.”
The opening was pretty packed – quite a few folks were perusing the artwork and even mingling right by the main entrance on the sidewalk outside.
It’s been a busy couple of days. Soon I’m going to start thinking about different ways to promote my book Duck & Fish – once all my exhibit work is finished up in the next couple of months I’ll have some more time. Anyway, I hope everyone is having a great weekend!
Today was a busy day of installing artwork. The exhibit “Select Works from Duck & Fish” at Arlington Central Library went up as well as a couple of group exhibits. “Select Works from Duck & Fish” features nine of the collages that were created to illustrate my first children’s book, Duck & Fish. We managed to install the exhibit fairly quickly. Above you can see an image of five of the pieces side-by-side.
Here’s the collage from the first page of the book – “Duck Meets Fish.”
“Duck Talks About Flying” next to “Fish Talks About the Ocean.”
There’s a bit of a glare here, but the collage on the left is “Fish Dreams of Flying, Duck Dreams of Swimming” next to “Duck Goes Sightseeing in the Ocean.”
“Duck Meets the Creatures of the Ocean Floor” next to “Fish Runs into a Flock of Geese.”
“Fish Flies Over an Airport”
And the last collage in the exhibit, “Duck and Fish Say Goodbye.”
It was nice that a couple folks were curious about my artwork as the show was installed, and they asked me a couple questions about the artwork. I was able to tell them a bit more about how the pieces were made and that they are illustrations from my first children’s book.
Aside from stopping by Arlington Central Library today, we also made a visit to Touchstone Gallery to drop of my work for the “MiniSolos” show and dropped off a couple of pieces for the Gallery without Walls Del Ray Artisans’ exhibit. The Del Ray Artisans decided to extend the “Made in the U.S.A.” exhibit by having selected pieces displayed in a local business.
So all in all, it was a very busy and productive day. I’m looking forward to an upcoming week of art making.
I just received some photos from the opening of my current solo show, “Collage: Painting with Paper,” which took place on July 7th. I’ll have to swing by the space again sometime soon to take some installation pictures.
Some of the guests mingling – I’m in the background here. We had a great turn-out and it was definitely a fun evening.
Here I am talking to one of the guests.
It was a fun night! And I was surprised to see that my brother made the trip all the way from NYC for the opening. Anyway, now I’m off to get started on planning my next show. Whew, always busy!