Evie Monroe: Vestiges of a Shared Past

The Gallery at The Summit Free Public Library
December 1, 2022–January 31, 2023
Artwork: Forgotten Flyer by Evie Monroe

Evie Monroe, Forgotten Flyer, 2018, Archival digital print, 8 x 12 inches

Artist’s Statement:

The series, Vestiges of a Shared Past, was inspired by a visit with an elderly couple that lived in their home for more than 40 years. Like a cocoon they spun for themselves, the space they inhabited adapted and molded to them, and became entwined with countless memories and remnants of their past. As I delved into each room of their home, I was struck by the physical transformation of each object I encountered. Just as the couple had aged and changed gradually and in silence, so too had all the possessions and the space that surrounded them. I felt as if I was discovering precious relics at an archaeological dig that needed to be recorded before the further passage of time wiped the slate clean of the past, and the land was once again renewed.

Artist’s Bio

Evie Monroe is an emerging photo artist born in NYC, who creates conceptual fine art work using traditional darkroom, digital compositing, mixed media, and photo objects. A former advertising executive, she holds an MA in Media and Cultural Studies from the New School, NY, and an MFA in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Evie taught at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster, and the Adult School of Chatham, NJ. She also served for six years as a volunteer photo instructor in local schools, earning a Friends of Education award. Other recent projects include an anti-selfie campaign titled Self(ie) Objectified, a series of photography based lectures, and children’s workshops aimed to encourage creativity, confidence and self-expression. She can be reached at evmonroephoto@outlook.com.