Current Work

Control and Cooperation

In the series Control and Cooperation, Joelle McTigue examines the rituals of gardening and the creation of public spaces that represent how a community wants to be viewed. The work responds to the history of each public space and how it embodies the power dynamics of practical, leisurely, and spiritual pursuits. Restructuring the landscapes, McTigue transforms close-up snapshots into aerial botanical gardens. Control and Cooperation addresses the constant movement of how perception can change.

Upper Belvedere. Vienna, Austria 24 × 36 in
Upper Belvedere. Vienna, Austria 24 × 36 in
Procession. Gandia, Spain 20 x 30 in
Procession. Gandia, Spain 20 x 30 in
Plaça Nova. Barcelona, Spain 30 × 40 in
Plaça Nova. Barcelona, Spain 30 × 40 in
Parade. Aberystwyth, Wales 16 × 20 in
Parade. Aberystwyth, Wales 16 × 20 in
Kamenari Ferry. Kamenari, Montenegro 40 × 50 in
Kamenari Ferry. Kamenari, Montenegro 40 × 50 in
Wiener Riesenrad. Vienna, Austria 40 x 70 in
Wiener Riesenrad. Vienna, Austria 40 x 70 in
Lower Belvedere. Vienna, Austria 20 × 50 in
Lower Belvedere. Vienna, Austria 20 × 50 in
Submarine Tunnel, Built by the Yugoslav Army. Rose, Montenegro 30 × 60 in
San Marcos Water. Venice, Italy 20 × 40 in
San Marcos Water. Venice, Italy 20 × 40 in
Rhein Country Border. Germany and Switzerland 40 x 70 in
Rhein Country Border. Germany and Switzerland 40 x 70 in
E65. Topla, Montenegro 40 x 80 in
E65. Topla, Montenegro 40 x 80 in
Doge’s Palace. Venice, Italy 30 × 50 in
Doge’s Palace. Venice, Italy 30 × 50 in
Military Museum. Belgrade, Serbia 12 x 24 in
Military Museum. Belgrade, Serbia 12 x 24 in
Market Days. Leipzig, Germany 12 × 20 in
Market Days. Leipzig, Germany 12 × 20 in
Monastery of Santa María de la Valldigna. Simat de la Valldigna, València, Spain 12 x 18 in
Monastery of Santa María de la Valldigna. Simat de la Valldigna, València, Spain 12 x 18 in
Rathaus, Basel Town Hall. Basel, Switzerland 50 × 60 in
Rathaus, Basel Town Hall. Basel, Switzerland 50 × 60 in
The Black Lion. Lampeter, Wales 12 × 16 in
The Black Lion. Lampeter, Wales 12 × 16 in

Exhibition

Art On Paper New York

March 7-10, 2019

Art on Paper’s medium-driven focus lends itself to significant projects – unique moments that have set the fair apart and established an important destination for the arts in New York City during Armory Week View on Artsy here.

Interview

Interview
The Collective

November 2018

[C] Could you explain the process by which you produce your images?

[J] My street photography evolved during my travels when I became enamored with the history of the grand gardens across Europe. The gardens, their history, and how the land is re-purposed inform how I deconstruct and rebuild my photos. I digitally take the photos apart and re-stitch them together to collapse the perspective and emulate an aerial point of view. The outcome is closer to a digital painting than a photograph.

Read the entire interview here.