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ThroughLines Exhibition Opening / Views

I’m loving having this series of collages on the walls at Spark Gallery… I always gain perspective on my work by standing back and studying it.

My artist statement for the ThroughLines collages:

Recurring issues can confront and confound us, occupying our thoughts. Technology distracts us with incoming stimulation. Daydreams intrude…

These collages are visual […]


ThroughLines show prep

Postcards for the show, atop the collage that provided the image.

I’ve been working steadily on collages for my ThroughLines show… recent weeks have included looking hard at them and making any last minute adjustments to the artwork. Then I varnish each one with a UV-resistant matte finish, adding hanging hooks/wires and title/care/inventory labels.



Keeping things glued together…

Janice McDonald with collages from her fall 2013 exhibition, “Overlooked Artifacts,” at Spark Gallery in Denver, Colorado.

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The envelope(s), please

Background texture for artist statement made of discarded envelopes.


Handwriting from my Dad… nice contrast to the usual mail!

As part of the “Overlooked Archives” exhibition, I incorporated a wall of envelopes as a background for my artist statement (a short explanation of the work). I wanted something textural as a counterpoint […]


On a quieter note…

Reflecting on a small group of the Daily Mail collages.


Views of the “Overlooked Artifacts” exhibition at Spark Gallery on a quiet afternoon… There were 75 original collages, framed with UV glass and archival matting, each 12 x 9″ in size and hung chronologically in a grid. This represented each day’s mail from […]


Selections from the Daily Mail collages on view

Eventually perhaps I’ll post all 75 collages somewhere here but for now they’re most easily viewed on my Flickr page here. Click on the small box with the arrow above the images to view as a slide show.

For now, here are a few of the most discussed collages — and yes, they are all […]


“Overlooked Artifacts” opening

Spark Gallery, view from outside looking in.

I’m circling back to revisit some of the highlights of 2013 and realized I’d never posted photos from the very fun opening of my exhibition at Spark Gallery. So here you go! Thanks to all who came by both at the opening and late during the run […]


Collage show opening reception Friday, October 25th

The mail (junk and otherwise!) is the only source of materials for this series of collages, created from whatever was delivered each day over a three month period. I’ll have more than 70 small works on display. Hope you can come take a look!

Overlooked Artifacts: The Daily Mail Series October 24th to November 17th, […]


Lots of framing to do…

The assembly line!





















My next exhibition at Spark Gallery in Denver includes collages made from papers culled from each day’s mail over a three-month period. So I have 70+ small works to frame in […]


“Clarity,” finished collage on canvas

"Clarity," contemporary paper collage, 48 x 30." © 2012, Janice McDonald.

A final view of recent work, acrylic and contemporary paper collage on canvas, currently on view at Spark Gallery Members' Show in Denver, Colorado through January 29, 2012.