Alyssa Monks: Oil & Water


Exhibition catalog of Alyssa Monks’ mesmerizing photo-realistic paintings

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Featuring 90 paintings and details of Alyssa’s work from 2005 – 2014.

Alyssa Monks layers spaces and moments in her paintings. She flips background and foreground using semi-transparent filters of glass, vinyl, steam, water and or foliage over shallow spaces. The tension in her paintings is created by the composition and also by the surface quality itself. Each brushstroke is thickly applied, like a fossil recording every gesture and decision, evoking the energy of the handmade object. This unpredictable surface recalls the human touch, conveying her personal empathy through the work.

A solo exhibition of Alyssa Monks’ artworks, entitled Oil & Water, will be at SLOMA in the Fall of 2022.

112 pages. Hardcover.

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Weight 6 lbs
Dimensions 9 × 4 × 11 in

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