NJ Emerging Artists Series Presents
Gallery Talk for Kate Eggleston: Still Deep
October 18th, 2019 - November 17th, 2019
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, November 6, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
The Gallery Talk is free and open to the public
"I am an interdisciplinary fiber artist focusing on hand dyed textiles, soft sculpture, and stitch work. Still Deep is a sculptural exploration of adaptation. This collection of work, spanning the last two years, touches on the anxieties of balancing my home life and studio practice. I challenged myself to create work that is outside of my comfort zone. I experimented with the concept of abstract sculptural landscapes while still maintaining my point of view. It began with "Islands of Me," a series of hand dyed soft sculptures resembling abstract landforms dotted with spiky blue flora, which calmly scud across the sky like indigo clouds. The pairing of traditional “women’s work” with the competing forces in my life irrevocably fuse my memories into each sculpture."
At its core, Still Deep is a sculptural exploration of adaptation. "My work serves as a catalog of my experience with gender roles as a stay-at-home mother, wife, and teacher. I obsessively saw numerous duplicates of simple forms, then use them to build biomorphic abstractions. The sculptures become collections of otherwordly, pliable curves and gentles planes merging into and branching off from one another" said Eggleston.
Eggleston is an active member and volunteer with Artworks Trenton, Monmouth Arts Council, Hopewell Valley Arts Council, and the Monmouth County Park System. She received her BA in Visual Art and a K-12 New Jersey Art Teacher Certification from Ramapo College in 2005. She was awarded 1st place for Textiles at Arts in the Park Highland Park in 2017, and 3rd Place for her Indigo Sukkah installation at Sukkahwood. She was a Student Mini Grant recipient of the Andrew W. Mellon Arts Common Good Grant from Drew University in 2014.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm & Sunday, 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
For more information, call 732-747-2266, email email@example.com, or visit www.monmouthmuseum.org
Cover Image: Kate Eggleston "Islands of Me" (2018)
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