Monica Lacey | Water is Time is Water

January 17 – March 21, 2023

Receiver Coffee Co.
128 Richmond Street
Charlottetown, PE

this town is small and Receiver Coffee are pleased to present Water is Time is Water, an exhibition by Monica Lacey. This body of work will be shown alongside The Harvest: Cyan-O-Synthesis by Sarah Nicole Dart.

“This installation is an elemental practice, an ongoing devotional exploration, and the result of a gnawing curiosity about the true nature of Time, the ways in which we are embedded in and communicating with the hydrologic cycle, and the places where those concepts overlap and absorb each other. Loosely following the threads of a physics theory put forth in the last decade, which posits that spacetime may actually be a superfluid, I explore the measurement of motion (time) through capturing moments of constant change underwater. Submerged mesh fabric simulates the spacetime through which the water can move, and in the images, the two can be observed to merge and reflect and dialogue with each other until they are indistinguishable.”

Monica Lacey is a multidisciplinary visual artist, writer, and educator. She is deeply inspired by nature and by liminal spaces, and she prioritizes connection and communication in her work, play, and practice. Monica holds a Diploma in Textiles and Photography from the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design, and has received several awards and grants for excellence in her work and service to her community, including the Garfield Weston Award and the Nel Oudemans Award. She lives in Epekwitk/PEI on unceded Mi’kmaq territory with her husband and daughter, where, in addition to her studio practice, she teaches Kundalini Yoga and serves as director/curator for the Fitzroy St. Tiny Art Gallery, a mini art space on her front lawn.

This project is made possible thanks to the generous support of Innovation PEI through the PEI Culture Action Plan.

Venue Access:


7:30 am – 4:00 pm 

Receiver Coffee is a cafe in downtown Charlottetown. Visitors are welcome to stop in and view the exhibition without the expectation of making a purchase. The main floor of Receiver is wheelchair accessible, however there is a mezzanine where some of the artwork is located that is up a steep flight of approximately 10 stairs.

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