Macey Ley to Exhibit in Ley Lines

Down to a ScienceJACKSONVILLE, AL – Macey Ley announced today that two of her sculptural artist books were selected for exhibition in Ley Lines at Jacksonville State University. The exhibition brings together diverse and approaches to drawing practiced by contemporary artists across the United States and includes both traditional works and those that challenge the boundaries of drawing.

Ley’s works For It Might End and Down to a Science will be on display at the Hammond Gallery through the end of October 2015. Both pieces are part of her latest body of work Versions of Truth, a series of sculptural artist books made of clear acrylic panels and thread that addresses double entendres.

Exhibition awards juror Emily Sheehan will give an artist talk October 1, at 3:30 p.m. in the Roundhouse Lecture Hall. A reception will follow in the gallery from 5-7 p.m. The Hammond Gallery is located on the Jacksonville State University campus, 700 Pelham RD N, Jacksonville, AL 36265.

Macey Ley Awarded First Prize at The Book as Art 3.0

The Belt of Orion's Never Wife - detailATLANTA – August 30, 2015

The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is honoring Macey Ley’s The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife with 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.

A gala reception will be held, Thursday, September 3, 2015, 6-9 p.m. at and The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur at 1 E Court Square #110, Decatur, GA 30030. Ley’s artist books The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife and Snow Glow will be on display at the Art Institute of Atlanta through Friday, September 18.

Official prize winners for the 2015 exhibition include:

  • 1st Award: Macey Ley, Atlanta, GA – The Belt of Orion’s Never Wife
  • 2nd Award: Ania Gilmore, Lexington, MA – Library at Alexandria
  • 3rd Award: Lindsey Dunnagan, Ft. Worth, TX – Mapping the Intangible and Wax Chrysallis (joint award)
  • Merit Award: Barbara Tetenbaum, Portland, OR – Diagram of Wind

Gallery hours:

Mon-Thur: 8AM – 6PM
Fri: 8AM – 5PM

Extended hours during the book festival:

Thu, Sep 3: 6PM – 9PM (gala reception)
Fri, Sep 4: 9AM – 8PM
Sat, Sep 5: 9AM – 5PM
Sun, Sep 6: 10AM – 5PM

MACEY LEY EXHIBITS AT THE BOOK AS ART: No Jacket Required

Snow GlowMacey Ley announced today that two of her books were selected for exhibition at the The Book as Art: No Jacket Required, a featured exhibition of the AJC-Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia. Sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance and The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur, The Book as Art will be on view in the gallery of The Art Institute of Atlanta-Decatur at 1 E Court Square #110, Decatur, GA 30030.

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 Wife and 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.

Gallery hours:

Mon-Thur: 8AM – 6PM
Fri: 8AM – 5PM

Extended hours during the book festival:

Fri, Sep 4: 9AM – 8PM
Sat, Sep 5: 9AM – 5PM
Sun, Sep 6: 10AM – 5PM

Circumstantial Gravity at Abecedarian Gallery

Circumstantial GravityDENVER, CO:  Macey Ley’s artist book Circumstantial Gravity  will be on display at Abecedarian Gallery in the exhibition Coptically Bound this autumnThe 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.

Macey Ley Exhibits I Am Not at Asheville BookWorks

IMG_4019_sml_croppedASHEVILLE, NC:  Macey Ley announced today that her artist book I Am Not will be on display at Asheville BookWorks in BookOpolis 2014: Printmade Artist’s Books.

The exhibition features artist’s books made with original handprint processes, including relief, intaglio, letterpress, planographic, stencil, and collography printing methods. One of the goals of the exhibition is to move the printed art object off the wall and into the hands of a user/viewer/reader, creating a different experience of both art object and book object.

Artworks will be on display September 19 – November 30, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, September 19, 6-9 p.m.

Asheville BookWorks is located at 428 1/2 Haywood Road, West Asheville, NC. Gallery hours are Tue.-Fri. 1-5 p.m. and Sat. 1-4 p.m.

Circumstantial Gravity Wins 1st Place, 7th Annual Artist Book Symposium

Circumstantial GravityAtlanta, GA –  Macey Ley’s latest artist book Circumstantial Gravity took first place and a purchase award in the 7th Annual Artist Book Symposium sponsored by the Savannah College of Art and Design. The book, along with I Am Not and Sweet Surrenderwill be on display at the ACA Library Artist Book Gallery in SCAD Atlanta through the end of July 2014.

SCAD’s ACA library in Atlanta owns a premier collection of over 2,100 artists’ books. It includes works from more than 1,000 renown artists, including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Julie Chen, Karen Hammer, Lois Morrison and Kara Walker. Guest may make reservations to view selections from the collection at any time.

WHERE: SCAD ACA Library, 1600 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, GA
EXHIBITION: Through July 2014
GALLERY HOURS: Monday – Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Thursday 7:30 am to 4 pm

Macey Ley MFA Thesis Show: “You Are Here”

You Are HereAtlanta, GAYou Are Here thesis exhibition features the culminating achievements of Savannah College of Art and Design MFA candidate Macey Ley. Her artwork includes whole-body installations and artist books that investigate the connections among memory, place and identity. She uses everyday objects and myths as a starting point, creating experiences that both invite and challenge viewers to examine how memory of places and beliefs in myths shape identity.

Ley completed her BFA in photography at the University of New Mexico, has run creative departments in advertising and design, and currently freelances as an event producer. Her work has been exhibited in the United States and Italy.

You Are Here will be on display at Further Art gallery in Atlanta, Georgia, May 13-17, 2014 with a reception Friday, May 16 from 6-9 p.m. Additional gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Saturday 12-3 p.m.

WHERE: Further Art: 75 Bennett Street #M2, Atlanta, GA 30309 (FREE parking)
RECEPTION: Friday, May 16, 6-9 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: Tue-Fri, May 13-16, 11-5 p.m. and Sat., May 17, 12-3 p.m.

Macey Ley Selected to Exhibit Artist Book at Spruill Gallery

Collector_CvrWithTxtPg_low
The Collector
Ley_Tesoro2
Tesoro

EVENT POSTPONED
TO FEBRUARY 20, 2014

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley announced today that her artist books The Collector and Tesoro have been selected for exhibition at the Looks Good on Paper exhibition, at Spruill Gallery in Atlanta, GA. The exhibition includes works on paper, including, prints, watercolor, drawings and artist books and will be on display February 14 – April 19, 2014, with an opening reception, Thursday, February 20, 6-9 p.m.

Spruill Gallery is located at 4681 Ashford Dunwoody Road, Atlanta, GA 30338. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Macey Ley Exhibits at Dewberry Gallery: Why Things Fall – Part 2

Lies We Tell Ourselves
Lies We Tell Ourselves

EVENT TO BE RESCHEDULED.
Due to unforeseen events, Why Things Fall will not open January 10, 2014, as originally planned. A new venue and date is being worked out and I’ll let you know when and where as soon as the information becomes available.

Atlanta, GA – Macey Ley announced today that she will be exhibiting at Dewberry Gallery in the group show Why Things Fall. Part 2 is an encore exhibition of new work and some audience favorites from the first showing. The exhibition is a statement about the condition of human nature both in its raw and domesticated forms, where rules of gravity and of society play primary roles in each of the works on display.

Why Things Fall will be on display at Dewberry Gallery with a reception Friday, January 10, 2014, from 6-8 p.m. and additional gallery hours January 13-24, Tuesdays-Fridays from 1-6 p.m. The exhibition will present works on paper, sculpture, painting, and installation. Featured artists include Whitney Harrell, Macey Ley, Jeffry Loy, Cassidy Russell, and Ziyi Zhang.

WHERE: Dewberry Gallery: 1545 Peachtree St. Ste. 225, Atlanta, GA 30309
RECEPTION: Friday, January 10, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
ADDITIONAL HOURS: Tuesdays – Fridays, January 13-24, 1-6 p.m.

Languagesit>it YahooCEerror
some

Macey Ley Exhibits at Further Art: Why Things Fall

All the Places I've Never Been and Some I Have
All the Places I’ve Never Been and Some I Have

Atlanta, GA – Macey Ley announced today that she will be exhibiting at Further Art in the group show Why Things Fall. The exhibition is a statement about the condition of human nature both in its raw and domesticated forms, where rules of gravity and of society play primary roles in each of the works on display.

Why Things Fall will be on display at Further Art with a reception November 22, 2013 from 6-9 p.m. and additional gallery hours November 23, 2013 from 12-5 p.m. The exhibition will present works on paper, sculpture, painting, and installation. Featured artists include Bora Choi, Whitney Harrell, Macey Ley, Jeffry Loy, Cassidy Russell, and Ziyi Zhang.

 

WHERE: Further Art: 75 Bennett Street #M2, Atlanta, GA 30309 (FREE parking)
RECEPTION: Friday, November 22, 2013, 6:00-9:30 p.m.
ADDITIONAL HOURS: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 12-5 p.m.