Sunday, February 03, 2008

FANATIC

by Jillian McDonald

1708Gallery
Feb 1st, 2008 - March 1st, 2008


















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Step into the world of a true Fanatic this February with Jillian McDonald's video, prints, installation, and live interactive performance. Jillian is fixated on the human obsession with horror film genres, the female role in cinema, and celebrities - turning intimate and horrifying moments into satirical drama. This exhibition will highlight the artist's work from the past five years, which Jillian suggests is best described as "culture-jamming."

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The opening for FANATIC was incredible ... so many new faces and especially so many viewers engaged in the work ...

See Jillian's blog for more info and images of the exhibition ...





















































New and regular gallery supporters from all over were there ...

















Diana Cavanaugh (right) with Worn Gallery assisted by her husband Derek Cavanaugh and friend Cara Frye














Harry Kollatz sporting a Billy Bob beard!


... And needless to say the TATTOO performance by Jillian was a huge hit!!!

Jillian gave tattoos for 2 1/2 hours ... wow, one-on-one consultations from the artist ... and free body art to-go ... And the artist never stops smiling!!!





















Jillian's assistant & photographer - 1708's own most valuable player - Garth Fry ... Wow, what a great shirt Garth!!!

















Don Crow consults with Jillian on tattoo placement ...



















Racine Russell (Wearable Art 9 & Wearable Art X) is loving her very own Billy Bob ....

















Jillian and Amie Oliver both agree - a beautiful display of celebrity fanaticism ...


















Ahhh ... now its Don's turn ...



... All those years of making art and hanging sheetrock really paid off!!!































Jillian agrees ... art is good for you!!!


What a great time we all had ... and it was all about
the love and the art.

Jillian is the best artist to work with ever!!!

See more blurbs at Rhizome at the New Museum of Contemporary Art

AND SEE THE TATTOO IMAGES FROM THE 1708GALLERY RICHMOND EVENT AT JILLIAN'S FAN TATTOO SITE AT: http://www.meandbillybob.com/temptattoo.html

And if you wish you were there you can order a free do-it-yourself tattoo ...

And see all of Jillian's Billy Bob obsessions at
http://meandbillybob.com/


And see her deliberate use of jealousy in - Screen Kiss - at
http://jillianmcdonald.net/projects/screenkissinfo.html

And other info at http://jillianmcdonald.net/


And see it all in person at:

1708Gallery

319 W. Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia
February 1st - March 1st, 2008


Thanks Jillian!!!!!!









1 comment:

meandbilly said...

Thank you to everyone who helped out! I am 1708's new biggest fan.
Love, Jillian