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Gallery Talk, Kate Eggleston: Still Deep

Date(s) - 11/06/2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Monmouth Museum

NJ Emerging Artists Series

Kate Eggleston: Still Deep

October 18 – November 17, 2019

Gallery Talk: November 6, 7:00 – 8:00 pm, Admission is free.

“I am an interdisciplinary fiber artist focusing on hand-dyed textiles, soft sculpture, and slow stitching,” said Kate Eggleston, the Monmouth Museum’s latest artist to be featured in their New Jersey Emerging Artists Series from October 18th through November 17th, 2019.

At its core, Still Deep is a sculptural exploration of adaptation. “My work serves as a catalog of my experience with gender roles as a stay-at-home mother, wife, and teacher. I obsessively sew numerous duplicates of simple forms, then use them to build biomorphic abstractions. The sculptures become collections of otherworldly, pliable curves and gentle planes merging into and branching off from one another” said Eggleston.

Eggleston is an active member and volunteer with Artworks Trenton, Monmouth Arts Council, Hopewell Valley Arts Council, and the Monmouth County Park System. She received her BA in Visual Art and a K-12 New Jersey Art Teacher Certification from Ramapo College in 2005. She was awarded 1st Place for Textiles at Arts in the Park Highland Park in 2017, and 3rd Place for her Indigo Sukkah installation at Sukkahwood. She was a Student Mini-Grant recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Arts Common Good Grant from Drew University in 2014.

The New Jersey Emerging Artists Series, now in its eleventh season at the Monmouth Museum, features six annual solo exhibitions in the Nilson Gallery which provide a unique and exciting opportunity for New Jersey artists to showcase their work. The artists selected for this series represent the diversity of new talent in the State and demonstrate their creativity in a wide variety of media. Gallery talks scheduled during the exhibitions offer the New Jersey Emerging Artists the opportunity to share insights on their work.