ABOUT THE ARTIST
Lisa Lackey is a New Jersey-based fiber artist who celebrates the visual pleasures of everyday life. With a wide base of knowledge in architecture, graphic arts and couture sewing, she hones these passions into work she calls Textile Paintings.
Collaging with fabric, thread and paper, she joins them together to make a whole out of seemingly disparate parts. Focusing on the shapes of the pieces, their patterns, and colors she recaptures the experienced moment.
This piecing together of bits and sections invigorates her awe for the beauty of the everyday vistas we each experience.
Lisa’s work has shown in venues in the Northeast, including the Monmouth Museum and the Long Beach Island Foundation for Arts + Science, both in New Jersey; The Painting Center, and Westbeth Gallery in New York City, and at the Garrison Arts Center in upstate New York. Her work has also traveled to the Korea Bojagi Forum in the Suwon I Park Museum of Art, in Suwon, South Korea and the Chojun Textile & Quilt Art Museum in Seoul. Maplewood Township has permanently mounted one of her pieces, Maplewood’s Grace, at the Maplewood Train Station.
Lisa is the author of two books about her work: The Composition of Family, a collection of her sketches, and Everyday Beauty, a series of thirty-two paper collages, respectively. Lisa holds Bachelor degrees in both Architectural Engineering and Environmental Design from the University of Kansas, as well as a Master of Fine Arts, the School of Visual Arts. Her career paths have included architectural light design; costume draping; co-owner and designer of Contained Spaces, a women’s clothing company; and lastly, as a 7-12 Art and Math teacher in the New York City Public School System. These days, she can be found working full time in her studio in Maplewood, New Jersey, recreating her world in fabric and paper.
February 22 - April 4, 2020
Saturday, February 22, 2020
2:00pm - 4:00pm
David McDonough is an artist, special educator and public high school teacher. He lives with his wife and young son in Queens, NY. David holds a BA in art from Brooklyn College, and an MS Ed. in teaching urban adolescents with disabilities from LIU Brooklyn. He has shown nationally and internationally, and keeps a studio in Brooklyn, NY.
September 1 - November 16, 2019
Saturday, September 21, 2019
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Karen Lederer’s paintings are filled with patterns reminiscent of Marimekko, references to her New York City upbringing, reproductions of iconic artworks, and signs of the current political moment. Captured at a close range evocative of an Instagram photo, the scenes depict a distinct image with paint. Both flat and rendered, the work conveys a spatial disorientation that denies stability. By mixing diverse processes in each piece, she seeks to create environments that are at once constructed and artificial, yet private and personal.
Women of Wonder
February 26th - April 7, 2019
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
6:30pm - 7:30pm
A pure celebration of expression, music, femininity, and belief in oneself. A confirmation of life repeated as a cannon of ‘I am who I am.’ We often travel to the corners of the planet looking for safe places to BE. When what is actually necessary is a declaration: “We are our own selves!” There is a place for all of our being; the sexy, the demure, the loud and the reticent. On our own terms of being in our own skin when and how we need to be. Ella, Eartha, Grace, Diahann, Billie, and Nina made way for the Cardi’s, Beyonce’s and Nikki’s of this world. We all fit and there is plenty of room for us. When we make room for ourselves.
September 12 - November 15, 2018
Thursday, September 20, 2018
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Theodore Sefcik is known for his enigmatic animations, which combine the aesthetics of primitive computer graphics with early color video art. Presented on atypical, repurposed screens, his videos range from scenes of organic body-horror to inscrutable assembly lines and humanoid dancers. Sefcik’s videos and glitched AI-assisted digital photographs have been exhibited in solo and group shows in New York, Miami and Malmo, Sweden. Sefcik also performs original compositions, songs and spoken word pieces as RAXTSFK.
Leave Luck to Heaven
April 16 - May 31, 2018
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Alan Prazniak’s paintings are a conflation of drawings, memories of hikes, video games, books, and songs. He plays with the insane locus of The World Before (or after) Humans, talked down by the intimacy of drawing and the confusion between vista and vignette. He thinks a lot about safe spaces, such as nests and thing that seem to have, at best, a diminishing social value, but are deeply important to imagination and love. Additionally, he tries to hone fantasy, romance, and play when creating.