Mcdonald teaches Digital Art at Pace University in NYC and is co-director of Pace Digital Gallery. http://www.pace.edu/digitalgallery
Please join us at 6pm, 1 Pace Plaza, downtown, free admission.
maps + directions + artists' info available on our website February 9th.
Feb 15 - Paul Johnson
Mar 15 - Yael Kanarek + Marek Walczak
Mar 29 - Johan Kotlinski + Kristin Lucas
Apr 19 - Jody Zellen + Mary Flanagan
Also anouncing our first artist-in-resdinece Jody Zellen, who will be in residence through June 2005.
co-directors Jillian Mcdonald + Francis T Marchese
asst. director Will Pappenheimer.
Jan 15 - Feb 6, Vertex List Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
138 Bayard Street
please join us at the opening Saturday Jan 15, 7-9 pm featuring a performance by Stefan St Laurent and Jason St Laurent
and musical improv from Troostite starting at 9pm (free admission)
Doubles + Twins + Clones (oh my)
The artists in Bring in the Clones feature human or animal doubles in their work to emphasize the fantastical, dehumanizing, captivating, humourous, and unsettling aspects of seeing or being ‘more than one’. Digital technologies faciliate the easy twinning of images and creation of a fantasy-scape inhabited by clones, but more importantly permit us to visually probe our position in a utopic or dystopic future where split cells, twin tricksters, pleasure-doubling look-alikes, and misrecognized doppelgangers are decidedly less rare yet just as uncanny.
• artists: Jose Carlos Casado, Yevgeniy Fiks + Ivan Razumov, John Gerrard, Jillian Mcdonald, Tricia McLaughlin, Jason St. Laurent + Stefan St. Laurent, and Liselot van der Heijden
Me and Billy Bob at the Drake Hotel
November 2 - 29, 2004
The Drake Hotel / Toronto / 1150 Queen St W
Gallery TPW and Images Festival is proud to present Me and Billy Bob at the Drake Hotel, an off-site project by Jillian Mcdonald. Mcdonald’s funny, touching and at times absurd video, photography and performance exposes her romantic obsession with actor Billy Bob Thornton. Taking over the Drake Hotel on Toronto’s Queen Street West, with wit and poignancy Mcdonald’s media work speaks of desire, celebrity and misplaced intimacy.
With Me and Billy Bob Mcdonald has digitally inserted herself into existing film clips as the recurring object of Thornton’s affection. She has also ‘tattooed’ Billy Bob’s name on her skin daily, drawn his tattoos on her own body, and performed a drum solo for Thornton on his birthday. On November 25th you are invited to receive your own Temporary Billy Bob Tattoo from Mcdonald. Premiering on the Drake Hotel’s in-house TV channel will be two site-specific commercials - Mcdonald's personal congratulations to Billy Bob on the occasion of his Hollywood Star of fame, and her lament over his recent cosmetic surgery.
Jillian Mcdonald is a Canadian and Brooklyn-based artist. Her video and web works have been exhibited internationally. She first noticed Billy Bob during an in-flight screening of Bandits. Her work can be viewed on her fan site www.MeAndBillyBob.com
Jillian Mcdonald is presented in association with The Images Festival. The 18th annual Images Festival takes place April 7-16, 2005, for more information: www.imagesfestival.com
MEDIA CONTACT: Kim Simon, Gallery TPW Programming Coordinator email@example.com
Some images from the last of the fog fakery this week, and my last hikes (for now) through the woods surrounding Dufftown. Four more sleeps till Brooklyn…
Starting new work, which I’ve been wanting to shoot for ages. Just worked out the details, locations, and the weather is finally (on April 4th) warm enough to linger outside without full Arctic gear. Here are some stills from the footage of two days filming.
Ink on paper, 2013
Drawing update: RED.
I completed a drawing this week that features all the ghostly masked figures in Valley of the Deer. Yet to be titled and photographed properly. These are studio details…
Drawing is 88″ X 29.5″ or 224cm X 75cm.
On location on The Cabrach, Morayshire, Scotland
Test shots, The Hatch, 2 channel video
Test shots, The Hatch, 2 channel video
In progress, 2013…
Tune in January 25th or download the podcast later!
VALLEY OF THE DEER
“Canadian video artist Jillian McDonald spent much of the past year as ‘artist in residence’ at Glenfiddich Distillery, in the highlands of Scotland. As a Burns’ Night tribute to both Art and Whisky, IDEAS host Paul Kennedy visits her in Dufftown, and watches while she makes single-malted art.”
Valley of the Deer
The Press and Journal, Scotland