GALLERY TALK NJ Emerging Artists Series LISA LACKEY Just a Moment
Date(s) - 07/19/2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Monmouth Museum Nilson Gallery
NJ Emerging Artists Series
NJ EMERGING ARTISTS SERIES
Lisa Lackey: Just a Moment
July 14 – August 13, 2017
Gallery Talk: July 19, 7:00 – 8:00pm
Hours: Tue-Sat: 10am – 5pm; Sun: 12pm – 5pm
My work is about capturing and translating moments from everyday life into textile images made from a collage of fabric color blocks overlaid with embroidered details. It is important to me that the image be of an organic moment in time where the artistic constructs of color, depth, and composition coalesce. I recreate these fleeting memories using traditional, centuries old textile craft techniques. The layering of these different views of time into the work is very powerful for me.
The experience of having once lived in New York City, amongst 8.4 million people, heightened my awareness of the issues of identity, both public and private. I am keenly aware of our need for privacy in the public environments we find ourselves in today. I have chosen to eliminate facial identity from the information I present, so the people I portray may remain anonymous. In truth, personal identity is not important to the story I am telling. Our lives are universal in many respects, and it is this deeper understanding I choose to explore.