For Houseplant, clusters of small live houseplants have been installed in a New York gallery. An indoor garden has been created, which the artist visits and tends regularly - making cuttings, watering, seeding, and replanting the greenery.

Visitors to the gallery-garden, and the general public, are invited to receive a free houseplant in their home. During the exhibition, the artist is making housecalls, re-planting the houseplants and selecting their location in private homes. Participants agree to accept this piece of nature into their homes with a promise to nurture it. The artist agrees to relenquish ownership and responsibility for the plant once established in its new home.


by emailing me, calling 917.443-8107, or by visiting the gallery (directions:Take the 7 train to Main Street, Flushing. Walk North a few blocks on Main Street to Northern Blvd. Turn right, walk one block to Linden. Flushing Town Hall is at the corner of Linden and Northern Blvd).


Jillian Mcdonald is a performance and media artist from Winnipeg, living in New York. Her work has been shown in Canada, the U.S., Czech Republic, and Ireland. Her videos have been screened recently in Second Sight, a curated alumni show at Hunter College Times Square Gallery; Truckfood and Dining Haul Unpacked, two shows about food in NYC U-haul trucks and meat lockers; Straylight, an online exhibition (; Video Marathon at Art in General; and American Sandwich at Star 67 Gallery in Brooklyn. Her web projects include Things are Okay and Home Like No Place which have been produced in residency at Trinity Square Video in Toronto and La Chambre Blanche in Québec City. She has received a Canada Council for the Arts Grant for the creation of a body of work titled In the Public Eye, which invites the participation of the public in everyday places and everyday activities. Projects have included Shampoo, a 3 day hair-washing performance in a Winnipeg hair salon; and Ready to Play - a 4 day game-playing performance on sidewalks in Queens and Ottawa. Mcdonald has recently performed Borrowed Objects in Manhattan, and will perform Houseplant all summer at Flushing Hall, Queens. Upcoming: Power Tattoo- a performance in Kitchener's Contemporary Art Forum Power to the People exhibition; Exquisite Corpse: Little Sins - a video project curated by Rachel Melman at White Box in NYC; Advice Lounge, a web project for Vidéographe and Vitamin B in Montréal. Jillian teaches interactive media and video at Pratt Institute and Pace University and is co-curator of No Live Girls - a 60-artist video project for peepbooths at the Lusty Lady in San Francisco and Seattle.



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