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.
Joelle McTigue (b. 1984, New York, USA) received her BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her work is a part of the permanent Rubell Family Collection and The John Paul Getty III founded Siena Art Institute Library Collection. Her exhibitions have been in New York City, Ireland, Italy, Sweden, England, and Los Angeles and covered by New York Times, Artforum, Los Angeles Times, and The Wall Street Journal. McTigue lives and works in Montenegro.