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Vamping

Monday, March 17th, 2008

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To celebrate St. Patricks’ Day I filmed a performance on the elevated train this weekend with the help of young Chicago filmmaker Liz Hood. The resulting video is a companion piece to Horror Make-up from 2006. I’ve been thinking about this performance for over a year, and can’t believe it took me this long to execute. I guess I’ve been busy.

New Smile

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

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I had a little dental work done in the windy city.

Sharing the Love in Richmond

Sunday, February 3rd, 2008

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After many days of installing my show at 1708 Gallery in Richmond, Virginia, we had an opening reportedly attended by some 3,000 people. Many of them lined up to share the Billy Bob love by getting tattooed, including the little one pictured here. Billy Bob fans come in all sizes. Thanks so much to all the fabulous people of Richmond who spent endless hours with me on the installation and planning. Especially Brad Birchett, Vaughn Garland, and Diego Sanchez. Also Ron, Alison, Katherine, Matt, Garth, Curtis, Justin, and Jessi – you guys rock! If I am forgetting anyone, thank you thank you. It is great to come to a city like Richmond and find such a generous and vibrant art community that is this welcoming and that much fun!

See more at 1708 Gallery’s blog!

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Press for “Waking the Dead” at Moti Hasson

Monday, November 12th, 2007

Here is some nice press for my very recent solo show in New York (Oct 10 – Nov 11):

1. Last Chance: Trent Morse on Jillian Mcdonald at Moti Hasson, New York, by Trent Morse, The Saatchi Gallery, November 9th, 2007.

2. Jillian McDonald at Moti Hasson by S.C Squibb, Art Cal, October 25, 2007.

3. Night of the Living Awes – BUST magazine online, November 1, 2007

4. Daydream Believer by Caitlin Jones, Rhizome, October 8, 2007

5. La Semana de los Muertos en N.Y. by Juan Fernando Merino, El Diario, October 28, 2007

6. ART MORE OR LESS by Julia Morton, New York Press, 2007

7. Also, Tom Moody wrote a short post on his blog about my new video, “The Screaming”
Jillian McDonald’s Screaming Video by Tom Moody, October 16, 2007

Monsters Descend on Moti Hasson Gallery

Monday, November 12th, 2007

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Hallowe’en performance with zombie and vampire converts, plus some less terrifying party-goers – October 31, 2007
photos by Andrew Garn and Marie Anne Richard

Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

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I’m performing for a Hallowe’en party tomorrow night at Moti Hasson Gallery, to accompany my exhibition Waking the Dead. Beckley Roberts, Anne Marie Richard, and Andrew Garn will be performing along with me.
Costumes, especially scary ones, welcome! Or come prepared to be transformed…

Wednesday October 31, Hallowe’en, 2007, 7pm
Moti Hasson Gallery
535 West 25th Street
New York, NY
212.268.4444