Todd Monaghan, 2021, 58"/42"/.25", cut outs on bendy plywood.
Whenever Monaghan is making paintings he always has a collage in process on another wall, usually in another room, that is part of his process of making art. Collaging for Monaghan has always been a form of channeling information, ideas and inspiration. They are vision boards that help him process is day to day problems, ideas and concepts. A puzzle the translates the 24 hour news cycle, Monaghan's particular focus, and last his direction with the work. This particular collage is a continuation of pandemic works and features various masks, symbolic of our current moment. It also features inspiration various people and icons who shine in these troubling times.