Tuesday, July 31, 2012

A Piece of the Jefferson Memorial

A Piece of the Jefferson Memorial by collage artist Megan Coyle

"A Piece of the Jefferson Memorial"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

And still trekking along with the landscape/cityscape series. I'm doing my best to get inspired by my DC surroundings. I've got to admit, I'm much more interested in animals and people as subjects - they are so intricate and interesting. So it's quite the challenge working on this series. But of course the challenge is much needed - I need to explore and experiment with other subjects.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

DC Reflections

DC Reflections by collage artist Megan Coyle

"DC Reflections"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

And here's the finished version. I might do another angle of this scene for another collage in this series. We shall see...and it looks like I might do more than twenty new collages for this series. At first I was thinking of making the series all the same size, but now I'm thinking about the possibility of making a variety of different sized collages.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Progress Picture #1: DC Reflections

DC Reflections by collage artist Megan Coyle

Lately I haven't been taking many progress pictures of my work. Here you can see a bit of the sketch that's underneath the glued paper. And you can also get a sense of the color blocking that was done with this one as I first started working on it. The next image I'll post will be the completed version of this one.

I've been taking lots of pictures in the DC area that will most likely be used as references for the remainder of the series. My goal is twenty new pieces - I'm about a third of the way done with the series thus far.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Animals in Paper Exhibit

Animal collages by Megan Coyle
Yesterday I installed an exhibit of fifteen of my collages over at Beatley Library, "Animals in Paper." The installation process was quite the experience for this show - I had to climb up a sixteen-foot ladder to latch the hooks into the molding.

Animal collages by Megan Coyle
Here you can get a sense of the height of the walls.

Animal collages by Megan Coyle
Some of the collages were tiered for a couple of the walls.

Animal collages by Megan Coyle
I sort of liked the way this particular one was tiered with everything shifted to one side or another.

Animal collages by Megan Coyle

Animal collages by Megan Coyle

Anyway, I'm off to start planning my upcoming exhibit in August - a two-person show in Charleston, South Carolina.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Subject to Interpretation Exhibit at the Ward Museum

Megan Coyle Ward Museum Exhibit
This week the "Subject to the Interpretation" exhibit at the Ward Museum ended. It was my second group exhibit at a museum, although the Ward Museum is the first museum that has accepted a couple of my collages into its permanent collection. They now own my "Flamingo Dancers" (above) and "Mallard Duck" (below). I'm happy to know that those collages now have a permanent home there - and I also like how the museum owns some work by the illustrator Charley Harper. I'm honored that my collages were in an exhibit that featured a couple of Harper's pieces.

Megan Coyle Ward Museum Exhibit
Here I am posed in front of my "Mallard Duck" collage in the exhibit. To the left of the piece is a picture of the Duck & Fish book cover - the Ward Museum is also selling my book in their gift shop.

Megan Coyle Ward Museum Exhibit
And here I am checking out my book in the shop.

Megan Coyle Ward Museum Exhibit

Megan Coyle Ward Museum Exhibit
Above is a picture of the Ward Museum - it has a pretty interesting structure. I'm glad I was able to swing by Salisbury, Maryland to check out the show before it ended.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

The U.S. Capitol by Night

The US Capitol by Night by collage artist Megan Coyle

"The U.S. Capitol by Night"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

 Here's the second piece I completed in my new landscape/cityscape series. I'll try to do a few D.C. monuments/memorials as well.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Urban Sunsets


"Urban Sunsets"
Collage on paper
12"x16"

Here's the first collage I've done for my new scapes series. I'm planning to create twenty new collages in all, which will be inspired by D.C./Northern Virginia area sights. Once the series is complete, I'll display the work in an exhibit next year.

"Urban Sunsets" is inspired by D.C. sunsets, with an office-building skyline. More scenes to come soon...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Made from Magazines Exhibit

Made from Magazines Megan Coyle Exhibit
Today I installed my exhibit over at Shirlington Library - "Made from Magazines." It features ten of my animal collages and includes some of my newer work alongside older pieces.

Made from Magazines Megan Coyle Exhibit
When you first walk in, you see these two pieces hanging above a table with books propped upright.

Made from Magazines Megan Coyle Exhibit
I like how the space includes white and red walls. It's a nice contrast.

Made from Magazines Megan Coyle Exhibit

Made from Magazines Megan Coyle Exhibit
This piece is close to the front window.

Anyway, I'm off to get prepared for a couple more exhibits that I have coming up. I have another installation going on next weekend. Whew - busy, busy!