Monday, July 4, 2011

Made in the U.S.A.

Megan Coyle Made in the USA exhibit
Yesterday I did some gallery sitting for the Del Ray Artisans. They currently have their "Made in the U.S.A." exhibition on display. The show runs from July 1st until the 22nd, and features artwork inspired by U.S. people, places, and things. As usual, I had to take a few installation pictures of my collages in the exhibit - "Lincoln Memorial" and "Washington Monument."

Megan Coyle Made in the USA exhibit
Megan Coyle Made in the USA exhibit
There's a bit of a funny story behind my two pieces in this show. Apparently the labels got mixed up so that "Lincoln Memorial" was beside the Washington Monument while "Washington Monument" was beside the Lincoln Memorial. Apparently lots of visitors noticed this mix-up and kept approaching the gallery sitters to let them know that the labels needed to be fixed. The curator wasn't sure if I wanted the labels to be this way - if I was trying to prove some sort of point. Eventually they switched them so the collages were properly labeled. It was pretty amusing to hear how many people took note of the mistake and almost demanded that the labels get fixed on the spot.

Megan Coyle Made in the USA exhibit
Megan Coyle Made in the USA exhibit
Above is an image of the gallery with the "Made in the U.S.A." artwork on display.

Made in the USA Del Ray Artisans Exhibit
And this is the ad that is being used to advertise the exhibit.

I hope everyone is having a Happy Fourth of July! The Del Ray Artisans exhibit is definitely very fitting for the holiday.

1 comment:

Sarah said...

Happy 4th of July!