Opening Reception: Thursday, May 9th, 2013 from 7:00p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Coyle recently had her article “Megan Coyle on her Collage Portraiture” and an image of her artwork published in the book Bourgeon: Fifty Artist Write About Their Work. In celebration of the book’s publication, three of the book’s authors are exhibiting their artwork in a group show at Tryst in Adams Morgan. The exhibiting artists include Megan Coyle, Camille Mosley-Pasley, and Michele Banks.
Five of Coyle’s landscape/cityscape collages will be on display. Most of the pieces in the show were created when Coyle was working on a series for her “D.C. Collage Scapes” exhibit at the Arts Club of Washington back in February.
Copies of the Bourgeon book will be available for sale at the opening.
The “D.C. Collage Scapes” exhibit closed this past weekend. On Sunday I stopped by the gallery to pick up my work. I was pleased to see that several collages had found new homes, including the ones pictured in this blog post.
Thanks again to everyone who made it out to see the show, and who made it such a great success! This will actually be one of my last big exhibits for a while – I’m planning to take things easy in the upcoming months. I’m looking forward to experimenting with different mediums and finding new ways of being creative. It’s time to change things up a bit.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 1st, 2013 from 6:30p.m. – 9:00p.m.
Coyle’s “D.C. Collage Scapes” solo show will showcase her new series of landscape and cityscape collages that were inspired by D.C. The work includes scenes that depict hidden pockets of natural landscape in the city, as well as images of familiar landmarks, museums, and memorials. This will be the first time collages from the new series will be on display. “D.C. Collage Scapes” will also be Coyle’s first solo show in the District.
The landscape/cityscape series provides unique imagery of the city. Each work of art was handcrafted from magazine strips using Coyle’s “painting with paper” technique – where she manipulates paper in such a way that it resembles the brush strokes in a painting.
The exhibit is one of two concurrent solo shows being held at the Arts Club of Washington in February. The Arts Club of Washington promotes the visual, performing, and literary arts in D.C. The club hosts events in its historic I Street mansion, which was formerly the home of President James Monroe.
September 30th, 2012 – January 5th, 2013 Beatley Alexandria City Gallery; Alexandria, Virginia Map and Gallery Info
Megan Coyle’s work is on display in a solo show at the Beatley Alexandria City Gallery. The Alexandria City Gallery Program exhibits the artwork of local artists in fifteen city galleries.
As a child, Coyle was always drawn to animals and colorful illustrations. Growing up in the D.C. area made it easy for her to visit the Smithsonian museums. She especially enjoyed visiting the animals at the zoo and seeing the animal exhibits at the Natural History Museum. Coyle continues to visit those places, but now she does it to study and gather inspiration for future works of art.
“Animals in Paper (Part II)” features several of Coyle’s new animal collages alongside a few older works of art. Her newer pieces include several 18″x24″ animal collages depicting species that didn’t appear in her previous work. The artwork explores the colorful diversity of animals in nature – with mammals, reptiles, and birds.
Inspired by color and the unique characteristics of different species, Coyle has created familiar images of animals big and small. All the collages were constructed entirely from magazine strips using a technique she calls “painting with paper.” If you stop by for a visit, you can get a closer look at all the layers used for these paper creations.
Reception: Friday, September 7th, 4:00 – 7:00 p.m. Gallery Talk: Saturday, September 22nd, 1:00 – 2:00p.m. Assembly Slide Show: Monday, October 15th, 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
“Morning Coffee” was selected to be in the “Strange Glue” group exhibit at Thompson Gallery in Weston, Massachusetts. “Strange Glue” celebrated the centennial of the appearance of collage in painting. The exhibit aimed to explore collage within contemporary art practices.
Coyle’s collage was part of the first exhibit of the “Collage at 100” three-part exhibition. A little over 100 works of art were in the show.
The show was at the convention center (a part of it is pictured above).
Just about thirty collages were on display that I had to take-down and pack-up into the car.
At night we were driving by the convention center and saw this sign that was advertising different events that would take place there. And then we saw this:
I was pretty excited to see that the show was being advertised this way.
So we got out of the car and I posed a little bit in front of the sign…
Anyway, I’m a bit relieved that the long trek is now behind me. And I recently decided that this Charleston trip will be the last out-of-state exhibit for me for a while. I need to take a break from all the travel and become more of a homebody. I also need to get more rest!
Yesterday I installed my “From Fur to Feathers” exhibit at the North Charleston City Gallery, which is located inside of the Charleston Convention Center. I was pretty pleased to see how much foot-traffic the gallery gets.
Here are the two collages we installed by the front desk – “Brown Bear” is the image that was used to promote my show.
Here’s an angle of part of the space. I have just about thirty animal collages on display there.
And here’s a view of the hallway that you walk through to see the artwork. I was pretty surprised to see how much wall space I had. Anyway, it was great getting the show up. I’ll be back again once it closes to pick-up my work.
Artist Reception: Thursday, August 2nd
from 5:00 – 7:00p.m.
Animals are one of Megan Coyle’s favorite collage subjects. While growing up, she was drawn to nature and liked visiting wildlife parks and the zoo. Now Coyle continues to visit those places, although this time she goes to find inspiration for future works of art.
“From Fur to Feathers” featured several of her animal collages, including a few new collages that were completed in 2012. It showcased a body of work that focused on the diversity of creatures that live in the natural world.
Coyle’s exhibit, “From Fur to Feathers,” was one of two solo exhibits on display for the month of August at the North Charleston City Gallery. (Note: Initially this exhibit was described as a two-person show, although it is actually one of two concurrent solo shows)
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.
Here you can get a sense of the height of the walls.
Some of the collages were tiered for a couple of the walls.
I sort of liked the way this particular one was tiered with everything shifted to one side or another.
Anyway, I’m off to start planning my upcoming exhibit in August – a two-person show in Charleston, South Carolina.