Have you met…Monica Lacey?


Curiosity: a love letter to abandoned houses - an installation of an abandoned house created in Victoria Park, Charlottetown, PEI for the Art in the Open Festival, August 2013. Curated by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Viewers were encouraged to explore, root around, and indulge their curiosity.

Curiosity: a love letter to abandoned houses – an installation of an abandoned house created in Victoria Park, Charlottetown, PEI for the Art in the Open Festival, August 2013. Curated by the Confederation Centre Art Gallery. Viewers were encouraged to explore, root around, and indulge their curiosity.

An introduction can be a wonderful thing. You can meet interesting people, and make new friends. You can be introduced to your new favorite foods, books, music, or artist.

I’d like to introduce you to some of my favorite artists. Some of whom I’ve been familiar with for years, and others I’ve only recently been introduced to.

The person I’d like to introduce is the artist Monica Lacey.

sleeping (the voyeur) - oil on canvas, 24x24 inches, 2012

sleeping (the voyeur) – oil on canvas, 24×24 inches, 2012

Bio

Monica Lacey is a multi-disciplinary artist whose work focuses on the beauty
of the broken, overlooked, or discarded.  Monica spent many years traveling,
working in the film industry, and developing her skills as a writer, dancer,
and yoga teacher before returning to interdisciplinary studies in Textiles
and Photography at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. She has
received several awards and grants for excellence in her work and service to
her community and her art can be found in private collections across North America.
She lives and works in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada.

a murder of crows - graphite on laid paper on panel, encaustic, 9x12 inches,2012

a murder of crows – graphite on laid paper on panel, encaustic, 9×12 inches,2012

Accept Loss Forever, fig3 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,6x6 inches, 2010

Accept Loss Forever, fig3 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,6×6 inches, 2010

Accept Loss Forever, fig2 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,12x12 inches, 2010

Accept Loss Forever, fig2 -rust, transfer, and encaustic on BFK Rives on panel,12×12 inches, 2010

Statement

“I enjoy examining & considering the world visually; I can understand and
articulate things via my art that I couldn’t grasp any other way.
My work focuses mainly on drawing out the beauty of that which is broken,
overlooked, or discarded – it is important to me to look closely at life, to notice
the tiny details. I believe that things and places have their own lives and intimate
feelings and I want to tell those stories, to give voice to moments
otherwise forgotten. My studio practice encompasses a variety of
media and usually always involves layers and depth, as those elements
directly reflect my process.” ML

the body cage (your body holds you back) - cotton, plywood, steel, 2011. This piece corresponds with a video work and is a part of the larger solo exhibit: The Sky is Always Moving: an exploration of dance & the human experience, curated by the UNB Art Centre, 2012.

the body cage (your body holds you back) – cotton, plywood, steel, 2011. This piece corresponds with a video work and is a part of the larger solo exhibit: The Sky is Always Moving: an exploration of dance & the human experience, curated by the UNB Art Centre, 2012.

Other material relating to Monica Lacey.

Artist website: monicalacey.com

dancethechanges: Monica Lacey

Gallery 78: Monica Lacey

Go Elsewhere: Monica Lacey

Papirmass: Monica Lacey

Vimeo: Monica Lacey

Sesguicentennial Public Art Program: Monica Lacey

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