Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Artist Talk at Goodwin House

Megan Coyle collage artist

Tonight I stopped by the Goodwin House to give an artist talk to the residents for my exhibit, "The Animal Kingdom." I did another PowerPoint presentation where I walked the audience through my process step-by-step and also shared images of the other subjects I collage. Afterward I held a Q & A session that lasted for quite a while - I received lots of questions about the specifics of my technique - the type of paper I use, the type of glue I work with, how I work with the layers, and so on and so forth.

I had a pleasant evening at the reception and made sure to take some photographs of the artwork on the walls. I always try to take pictures of my artwork once it's installed in an exhibition just for the sake of documenting my work.

Anyway, here are a few more images from the show:

Megan Coyle collage artist

"Hungry Hippo" is the largest piece in the show (24"x18") and is one of my personal favorites. I probably like this piece because it was inspired by a trip to the zoo where the hippo stuck his tongue out when he saw a zookeeper walk by with a bucket of veggies.

Megan Coyle collage artist

There are nearly forty pieces in this exhibit. Here you can see from the angle view that there are a range of sizes. Since the pieces are smaller than the size I work in for portraiture, it was a bit easier making a larger body of work.

Megan Coyle collage artist

Another angle view - here you can see the collage I used for the postcards.

Megan Coyle collage artist

And lastly, I put together a little spot where I have my artist statement, a stack of artist bio pamphlets, the postcards I designed, my business card, and lastly, the guestbook. I also had some brochures on commission work but they were all gone when I stopped by today.

I hope everyone is having a great week! I've been having quite a bit of fun these past few weeks, although I'm excited that now I can rest a little more on the weekends and take it easy. In June and July I was working about seven days a week because of the visiting artist program I was a part of, and now it's nice not having to be in an office/studio every day of the week. Anyway, that's all for now.


Sarah said...

Nearly 40 pieces? you amaze me.

chrissy said...

you are booming my friend.
keep SOOO exciting.
happy days

cindy said...

your work looks fantastic against those green walls. i love the setting and you are so prolific! enjoy your weekend!

Joan Elizabeth said...

With that many pieces hanging and so many exhibits you must be exhausted.

I'm travelling but quickly popping by to catch up.