Mixed Media Multiplied

Fridge by Megan Coyle

Fridge by collage artist Megan CoyleJune 26th – July 19th, 2009
Nicholas Colasanto Center; Alexandria, Virginia
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Megan Coyle displayed two of her mixed media pieces, “Fridge” and “Abstract Trees,” in the Del Ray Artisans’ “Mixed Media Multiplied” exhibition. These particular works of art are older pieces from her work as a painting student at Elon University. They were completed during her junior and senior year at school. Both works of art were made from acrylic paint, oil pastel, canvas, collage, and thread.

Mixed Media Multiplied

Abstract Trees by Megan CoyleI have a couple of my older works of art on display in the Del Ray Artisans’ “Mixed Media Multiplied” exhibition that is running from June 26th until July 19th. Every work of art in the exhibition was created from at least three or more materials. My artwork that’s up, “Fridge” and “Abstract Trees,” was created during my last two years as a painting student in college. These were part of a series that I worked on where I took a stretched canvas, painted it, then painted some unstretched canvas that I cut up and stitched into the stretched canvas. I also dabbled in using different materials to create these mixed media pieces–typically using acrylic paint, oil pastels, and collaging magazine cut-outs.

Although I studied painting in college, my heart was always in collage. Now, only a little over a year out of school, I’ve been focusing completely on collage. These two mixed media pieces are definitely a walk down memory lane.

Chow Time

Chow Time by Megan Coyle
“Chow Time.” Collage on paper. 18″x24″
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And it’s finished for the moment. Later on this year or maybe at the beginning of next year, I’ll go back through these possible solo exhibition pieces and tweak them a bit.

I hope everyone has a happy Friday! What will you be up to? I’m about to make my way to New York for the weekend to celebrate my birthday. I’ll take plenty of pictures and maybe I’ll find some inspiration for future portraits.