ATLANTA, GA: Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Macey Ley will exhibit her new TV Dinnerseries of large-scale paintings at the Rialto Center for the Arts May 3 – June 23, 2017. She is joined by Atlanta-based artist Tom Francis in the duo show entitled Well-Fed Endorsements of the Uncanny, a series of bold paintings that dazzle the senses and provoke thoughtful consideration of the unseen.
TV Dinner paintings by Macey Ley are an ode to nostalgia and cultural myth, where an icon stands in for far more than food. It is not so much the food itself viewers recall as the experience of how their families gathered (or didn’t) over an evening meal. At once heroic and humorous, these large-scale paintings with peas the size of giant grapefruits challenge observers to reflect on their own eating-watching habits and to form their own conclusions about one of the most revered American icons.
The exhibition runs May 3 – June 23, 2017 with a reception June 1 from 5:00-8:00p.m. The gallery is located at the Rialto Center for the Arts, 80 Forsyth St SW, Atlanta, GA 30303.
Gallery hours: Mon – Fri: 10AM – 4PM and during performances.
PORTLAND, OR: Macey Ley’s artist book Snow Blowwas selected for exhibition at the 23 Sandy Gallery BUILT international juried exhibition of book and paper art examining the relationship between contemporary book art practices and architecture, engineering, landscape and construction as form, function and structure.
The exhibition runs April 7 – May 27, 2017 with an opening reception on April 8 from 4-6 p.m. The gallery is located at 623 NE 23rd Avenue, Portland, Oregon.
Gallery hours: Thu – Sat: 12PM – 6PM during exhibitions or by appointment.
ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley’s sculpture The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife is up for bid during the 2016 Hambidge Art Auction + Field Experiment Gala. Co-presented by the Goat Farm Arts Center, the gala will take place on Saturday, April 23. Stimulating the senses, triggering new thoughts and offering moments of contemplation, this year’s event will yield a tangled rhythm of inspiring experiences, including visual and performing art, installations and craft food and drinks.
Bidding is available through Paddle8, the online auction house. To register, preview and bid on artwork, visit Paddle8.com. Bidding is now open and ends April 23, 10pm.
Private Preview Party, 5-7pm
Sponsors, patrons, hosts and VIP ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase $100 Works on Paper, the first glimpse of the Field Experiment finalists’ projects, and will enjoy a special selection of tasty food and craft cocktails, including an outdoor cooking extravaganza by Kevin Rathbun.
21st Annual Silent Art Auction, 7-10pm
Auctioned artwork is available for in-person viewing at the Goat Farm Art Center. Guests can bid for their favorite works online through their mobile devices.
$55 – in advance, purchase online
$60 – at the door, day of the event
$250 – limited number of VIP Tickets, purchase online
Purchase here or call 706-746-7324.
The Goat Farm Arts Center is located at 1200 Foster St, Atlanta, GA 30318. Parking is free but limited with a free shuttle service. Carpooling and Uber are highly recommended.
NAGOGDOCHES, TX: Macey Ley’s sculptural artist book Coupled and Inseparable has been selected for exhibition at the Texas National at the Ed & Gwen Cole Art Center sponsored by Stephen F. Austin State University. The Texas National 2016 juror is Abelardo Morell who selected works by artists from 29 states. The exhibition will be on display April 9 – June 11, 2016, with a reception on Saturday, April 9, 6-8 p.m.
The Ed & Gwen Cole Art Center is located at the Old Opera House, 329 E. Main Street, Nagagdoches, Texas. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 12:30 – 5 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley announced today that When the Hush Fell Upside Down has been selected for exhibition at the Lightweight at the Hambidge Center Weave Shed Gallery in Rabun Gap, GA. Lightweight includes artwork by Hambidge Fellows exploring definitions of and connections with the term ‘lightweight.’ Work will be on display March 19 – June 11, 2016, with a reception on Friday, March 19, 4-6 p.m.
The Hambidge Center is located at 105 Hambidge Court, Rabun Gap, GA 30568. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley announced today that Snow White has been selected for exhibition at the LaGrange National XXIX Biennial at the LaGrange Art Museum in LaGrange, GA. The exhibition includes paintings, prints, drawings, photography ceramics, sculpture and decorative arts and will be on display February 19 – April 2, 2016, with an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, February 19, 7-9 p.m.
The LaGrange Art Museum is located at 112 Lafayette Parkway, LaGrange, GA 30240. Gallery hours are Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sat. 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is honoring Macey Ley’s The Belt of Orion’s Never Wifewith first place prize at The Book as Art 3.0: No Jacket Required, a featured exhibition of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia. The exhibition – showcasing artist books from more than 30 U.S.-based artists – offers new interpretations of the ancient concept of books and questions 21st century book form and format. Jurors include Margot Ecke, Athens, GA; Arlyn Ende, Sewanee, TN; and Jeff Rathermel, Minneapolis, MN.
The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. Since it began in 2006, more than 1,000 world-class authors and hundreds of thousands festival-goers have enjoyed book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children’s area, live music, parades, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and more.
The Belt of Orion’s Never Wifeand Snow Glow will be on display at the Art Institute of Atlanta from Friday, July 24, through Friday, September 18. An evening gala reception and keynote address will be held at the Gallery on September 4. The time has yet to be announced.
DENVER, CO: Macey Ley’s artist book Circumstantial Gravity will be on display at Abecedarian Gallery in the exhibition Coptically Bound this autumn. The exhibition features artist’s books that are bound in the Coptic style.
Artworks will be on display September 18 through November 1, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, September 19, 6-8 p.m.
Abecedarian Gallery is located in Denver’s Arts District on Santa Fe: 910 Santa Fe #101, Denver, CO, 80204. The gallery presents local and national artists working across multiple disciplines with an emphasis on contemporary book arts and works on paper. Gallery hours are Thu.-Fri. 1-6 p.m., Sat. 12-4 p.m. and by appointment.