ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley’s Family Dinner 2020: The Pandemic Year(s?) is a reboot of an art installation that debuted in 2017 featuring footage of multiple family dinners across the United States, running the length of one full meal. Like three years ago, it centers around food relationships and the dynamics of family dinners, but today’s version re-examines what meals with family members means in the context of social distancing and restricted travel.
The Family Dinner art installation is part of the Searching for Homeexhibition, a Project of the Margaret Virginia Philip Endowment, and is on view by appointment through December 12, 2020, at the Dalton Gallery on the Agnes Scott College campus.
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Gallery Hours September 3–December 12, 2020 Online and by appointment Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 12-5pm
Location Dalton Gallery, Agnes Scott College 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030
The Dalton Gallery is located in the Dana Fine Arts Building on the campus of Agnes Scott College, near the corner of East Dougherty and South McDonough streets. The college’s address is 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, GA 30030.
ATLANTA, GA: WonderRoot, an arts organization working to improve the cultural and social landscape of Atlanta, will reveal its 2016-2017 Walthall Artist Fellowship exhibition entitled, “Building a Ship from a Shipwreck,” at The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia (MOCA GA) on Thursday, July 13 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are available online or at the door.
On display will be a variety of artwork, including performance, painting, drawing, sculpture, and installations. Macey Ley’s new video installation Family Dinner centers around food relationships and the dynamics of family dinners. It is a full-emersion experience inside the artist’s living room and includes footage of families dining across the United States. With a few surprises on opening night, participants might find space to reflect on their own relationships with food, family, and each other.
The team of eleven carefully selected artists for the 2016-2017 Walthall Artist Fellowship featured in the upcoming exhibition include: Addison Adams, Joe Camoosa, Morgan Carlisle, Nicole Johnson, Wihro Kim, Macey Ley, Steve Morrison, Ali O’Leary, Tori Tinsley, Charlie Watts, and Cosmo Whyte. Sarah Higgins has served as fellowship facilitator and curator for this exhibition.
The Walthall Artist exhibition will remain on display for public viewing at MOCA GA from July 14 to September 9, 2017, Tuesday-Saturday, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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.