Piecework: An Exhibition of Patchwork Paintings by E. Monks Hack

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Date & Time

Sun, Sep 11 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Address (map)

119 E Cypress Ave, Lompoc, CA 93436

Venue (website)

Cypress Gallery

PIECEWORK: An Exhibition of Patchwork Paintings

Elizabeth Monks Hack announces “Piecework: An Exhibition of Patchwork Paintings,” that will be on view September 1 – 25, at the Cypress Gallery, 119 E Cypress Ave, Lompoc.

The work is comprised of oil and mixed media on sewn canvas, a new direction for the artist. Monks Hack works in the style of contemporary realism, often incorporating abstract geometries into her compositions, emphasizing edges and other linear elements. In “Piecework,” she has taken the edge a step further, by sewing canvas pieces together to initiate the works’ conversation.

After graduating from UC Irvine with a degree in Studio Art, Monks Hack and a friend began a successful clothing business, after which she studied at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles. She was working in the fashion industry when an opportunity to spend a year in Morocco arose. At that point fate diverged, and fashion was the road not taken. Over the years she has retained her love of sewing, of patterns and piecing garments together. That, combined with the “conceptual art” emphasis of her years at UC Irvine, ultimately evolved into the work of this show.

Monks Hack has explored the concept of sewn canvases in earlier pieces. They will be on display in “Piecework” to demonstrate the evolution of a style.

A reception for the artist will be held on Sunday, September 11, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. Gallery hours are Thursday – Sunday, 11:00 – 4:00 pm, or by appointment. (805) 737-1129



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