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lisa lackey 6 av lcl6 AV LCL, Fullsize, Fabric and thread on canvas, 36″ x 36″

LINCROFT, NJ – The Monmouth Museum’s New Jersey Emerging Artists Series will present Just a Moment by Lisa Lackey from July 14th through August 13th, 2017 in the Nilson Gallery at the Museum, located at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ. The Opening Reception, July 14th, will be held from 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM. Lackey’s Gallery Talk will be held on July 19th from 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM, both the Opening Reception and the Gallery Talk are free and open to the public.

Lisa Lackey is an artist who focuses on recreating her version of the world through fabric, collaged onto canvas and overlaid with detailed stitching. She refers to her blend of fine art and craft as textile paintings. Fabric and thread replace the medium of paint on a canvas.

Her 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. The image is of an organic moment in time where the artistic constructs of color, depth, and composition coalesce. She recreates 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,” she explains.

She was nurtured and inspired in the love and appreciation for all things visual by her graphic artist father and textile artist mother, while her love affair with sewing and women’s domestic craft traditions were handed down to her by her great-grandmother. This has led Lisa to create work with bold graphic fabric shapes intimately stitched with meticulous details.

A Maplewood resident, Lisa has lived in Manhattan, amongst 8.4 million people, which heightened her awareness of the issues of identity, both public and private. Lackey continues, “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.”

A graduate of the University of Kansas and the School of Visual Arts, Lisa holds Bachelor degrees in both Architectural Engineering, and Environmental Design, as well as a Masters in Fine Arts. She teaches in a New York City public school, of which she is founding member. She currently has her residence and studio in Maplewood, New Jersey.

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.

The Monmouth Museum, founded in 1963 as a Museum of Ideas, presents changing art, history and science exhibitions to educate and entertain while providing a destination for creative expression and life-long learning to the diverse community it serves. Imaginative and informative changing exhibitions in the Main Gallery and Nilson Gallery present a wide variety of art in all media.

The Monmouth Museum, an independent, non-profit organization, is located at 765 Newman Springs Road, in Lincroft, NJ. For hours and more information about the Monmouth Museum exhibits and programs visit the website at: or call 732-747-2266. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and Pinterest.

Museum Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm; Sunday 12pm-5pm.

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