Janice McDonald

Sequence / collage work in progress

https://youtu.be/9ErEqHJ_DAcEveryone is always intrigued with work in progress and the sequence of how a collage comes together, so thought I'd do a quick slide show documenting a recent work: "Honey," a 36 x 36" collage on wood panel. For whatever reason, this composition developed mostly from the center out toward the edges.I am working with found and salvaged papers, including chunks ripped from old art posters... so anything that appears painted is appropriated from the poster imagery. When using bits and pieces of other's artwork, I always try to rip/crop the elements in ways that take the color/texture completely out of their original context so that they become simply an ingredient to use in an entirely new composition.Lately I've been trying to document work in progress on Instagram (along with other inspiration/adventures)... so if you are interested in how collages develop, please follow me there @janicemcdonaldart!

Stop by: opening celebrations

bakersdozenI'm excited to announce that my work has been juried into two exciting shows in Denver, both with opening receptions this Friday, May 2nd. I'll be spending time at both… just not sure where I'll be when!One of my Daily Mail collages will be on view at RedLine's First Annual Juried Show, "Intersections." The opening reception is Friday, May 2nd from 6-10pm at RedLine, 2350 Arapahoe Street, Denver, Colorado. If you're not familiar with RedLine, it's a great space with a whole crew of artist residents at work adjacent to the main gallery space and lots of community arts-related programming. Definitely worth an exploratory visit! The show runs through May 16th. Jurors were Carlos Frésquez, Michael Paglia, and Collin Parson.Another collage will be part of Mai Wyn Fine Art's First Annual Juried Show, "A Baker's Dozen." Thirteen artists were selected for the show and the "best of show" artist will be awarded a solo show in 2015. (I would love it to be me!) The juror was Michael Chavez, manager of Denver's public art program. The opening reception is Friday, May 2nd from 5-9pm at 744 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado.The show runs through June 14th; gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, 12-6pm.Hope you will come out and look at artwork this First Friday... and that I'll bump into you at one exhibition or another!

Ongoing saga of the Daily Mail collages

April 1 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald.I’ve been posting the Daily Mail collages on my Facebook art page in a one-year-later, day-by-day manner and want to put them here too. However, I’ve fallen way behind! Where has April gone?!I’d, of course, love for you to like my Facebook page if you are in the mood. Then my art posts would show up on your Facebook feed from time to time. Click here to take a look.April 2 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald. April 3 2013, original collage by Janice McDonald.APRIL 04 2013APRIL 06 2013APRIL 08 2013APRIL 09 2013APRIL 11 2013APRIL 12 2013APRIL 13 2013APRIL 15 2013APRIL 16 2013APRIL 17 2013APRIL 18 2013APRIL 19 2013APRIL 20 2013APRIL 22 2013APRIL 23 2013APRIL 24 2013APRIL 25 2013APRIL 26 2013APRIL 27 2013APRIL 29 2013APRIL 30 2013