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ALYSSA MONKS: It's All Under Control

November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

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"At times, the recent global and national devastation, division, and so many disappointments felt like a surreal projection of my own mental states in the isolation of the last 18 months. I began to explore the human reliance on control and predictability, and how our deepest suffering comes from our attachment to security, virtue, identity, and the logic of cause and effect."

Photo of Alyssa in studio 2021

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Alyssa Monks, This is Not What You Wanted, 2021, oil on linen, 62 x 90 inches

This is Not What You Wanted, 2021
oil on linen
62 x 90 inches

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Alyssa Monks, No Going Back, 2021, oil on linen, 41 x 41 inches

No Going Back, 2021
oil on linen
41 x 41 inches

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Alyssa Monks, It's All Under Control, 2021, oil on linen, 62 x 90 inches

It's All Under Control, 2021
oil on linen
62 x 90 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Unnarrated Perception, 2021, oil on linen, 19 x 19 inches

Unnarrated Perception, 2021
oil on linen
19 x 19 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Please, No., 2021, oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches

Please, No., 2021
oil on linen
22 x 30 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Dissociate, 2021, oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches

Dissociate, 2021
oil on linen
30 x 30 inches

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Alyssa Monks, I am U, 2021, oil on linen, 59 x 41 inches

I am U, 2021
oil on linen
59 x 41 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Much Stronger Than You Think, 2021, oil on linen, 22 x 32 inches

Much Stronger Than You Think, 2021
oil on linen
22 x 32 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Goodbye, 2021, oil on linen, 24 x 34 inches

Goodbye, 2021
oil on linen
24 x 34 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Watch The Only Way Out Disappear, 2021, oil on linen, 54 x 54 inches

Watch The Only Way Out Disappear, 2021
oil on linen
54 x 54 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Truce, 2021, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Truce, 2021
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches

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Alyssa Monks, I Accept, 2021, oil on linen, 68 x 47 inches

I Accept, 2021
oil on linen
68 x 47 inches

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Alyssa Monks, We Never See It Coming, 2021, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

We Never See It Coming, 2021
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Be Perfectly Still, 2021, oil on linen, 47 x 33 inches

Be Perfectly Still, 2021
oil on linen
47 x 33 inches

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Alyssa Monks, The Shadow Self, 2021, oil on linen, 50 x 34 inches

The Shadow Self, 2021
oil on linen
50 x 34 inches

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Alyssa Monks, Selective Perception, 2021, oil on linen, 54 x 54 inches

Selective Perception, 2021
oil on linen
54 x 54 inches

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Alyssa Monks, This is Not What You Wanted, 2021, oil on linen, 62 x 90 inches

This is Not What You Wanted, 2021
oil on linen
62 x 90 inches

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Alyssa Monks, No Going Back, 2021, oil on linen, 41 x 41 inches

No Going Back, 2021
oil on linen
41 x 41 inches

Alyssa Monks, It's All Under Control, 2021, oil on linen, 62 x 90 inches

It's All Under Control, 2021
oil on linen
62 x 90 inches

Alyssa Monks, Unnarrated Perception, 2021, oil on linen, 19 x 19 inches

Unnarrated Perception, 2021
oil on linen
19 x 19 inches

Alyssa Monks, Please, No., 2021, oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches

Please, No., 2021
oil on linen
22 x 30 inches

Alyssa Monks, Dissociate, 2021, oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches

Dissociate, 2021
oil on linen
30 x 30 inches

SOLD

Alyssa Monks, I am U, 2021, oil on linen, 59 x 41 inches

I am U, 2021
oil on linen
59 x 41 inches

Alyssa Monks, Much Stronger Than You Think, 2021, oil on linen, 22 x 32 inches

Much Stronger Than You Think, 2021
oil on linen
22 x 32 inches

Alyssa Monks, Goodbye, 2021, oil on linen, 24 x 34 inches

Goodbye, 2021
oil on linen
24 x 34 inches

Alyssa Monks, Watch The Only Way Out Disappear, 2021, oil on linen, 54 x 54 inches

Watch The Only Way Out Disappear, 2021
oil on linen
54 x 54 inches

SOLD

Alyssa Monks, Truce, 2021, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

Truce, 2021
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches

Alyssa Monks, I Accept, 2021, oil on linen, 68 x 47 inches

I Accept, 2021
oil on linen
68 x 47 inches

Alyssa Monks, We Never See It Coming, 2021, oil on panel, 12 x 18 inches

We Never See It Coming, 2021
oil on panel
12 x 18 inches

SOLD

Alyssa Monks, Be Perfectly Still, 2021, oil on linen, 47 x 33 inches

Be Perfectly Still, 2021
oil on linen
47 x 33 inches

Alyssa Monks, The Shadow Self, 2021, oil on linen, 50 x 34 inches

The Shadow Self, 2021
oil on linen
50 x 34 inches

Alyssa Monks, Selective Perception, 2021, oil on linen, 54 x 54 inches

Selective Perception, 2021
oil on linen
54 x 54 inches

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Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

Alyssa Monks: It's All Under Control, Forum Gallery, New York, NY. November 11, 2021 - January 8, 2022

"The glass barrier in these paintings between subject and viewer is clouded with vapor that obscures and abstracts the subject.  This barrier underlines the personal and community-wide preoccupation with virus-laden respiratory droplets and the isolation it creates.  Some works are more ambiguous than others, amplifying the state of disorientation in the face of terrifying unfamiliarity.  Each piece has its own, often-layered, strategy, voice and urgent plea."

"One of the most painful truths in life is that there are difficult events and circumstances that we cannot control or influence. Perhaps in accepting our limitations, and the often life-altering grief that goes along with them, we can find a greater authenticity of being, a sense of empathy, and an understanding that we are not quite so isolated after all. The paintings in this series paradoxically reveal our shared human experience as they describe private moments of distress."

—Alyssa Monks

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