July 19th, 2010
Megan Coyle, a young collage artist who makes artwork from recycled magazines, will have an animal collage series on display at the Goodwin House. The solo exhibit, “The Animal Kingdom,” runs from August 1st until September 25th, 2010.
The inspiration for her solo show came from Coyle’s frequent visits to the National Zoo in Washington, D.C. Growing up in the area, Coyle always loved animals and enjoyed visiting local parks to see the wildlife. Her animal series features scenes of animals in captivity and in the wild, with illustrations ranging from giraffes in the woods to jellyfish swimming in the ocean.
Coyle previously had two solo exhibitions this year which featured collage portraits. For her Goodwin exhibition, Coyle wanted to break away from the human form by focusing on colorful animals. By using such unusual materials for her artwork, magazine strips, Megan Coyle shares a different perspective on familiar creatures.
The Goodwin House is a retirement community in Alexandria, Virginia.
Goodwin House Gallery
4800 Fillmore Avenue
Alexandria, VA 22311