Family Dinners Recontextualized in Search for Home

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 Home exhibition, 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.

Macey Ley to Exhibit at the Hudgens Center for the Arts

Down to a Science

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley will exhibit several artist books at the Page by Page: Contemporary Artist Books exhibit at the Hudgens Center for the Arts, beginning February 9, 2019. The exhibition will showcase work in a variety of forms, including fine press books, altered or reconstructed books, sculptural structures, installations, and books without narrative. Featured books, include Down to a Science, Just a Symptom, and The Sky Is Surely Open.

The artwork will be on display February 9 – April 20, 2019, with a reception yet to be announced. The gallery is located at 6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Building 300, Duluth, Georgia 30097.

Gallery hours:
Tue-Sat:
 10AM – 5PM

Macey Ley Debuts New Installation at Wonderroot’s Sixth Annual Walthall Art Exhibition

Family Dinner: Still
Family Dinner: Movie Still

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.

Big Ol’ TV Dinner Exhibition

TV Dinner 2: Fried Chicken
TV Dinner 2: Fried Chicken

ATLANTA, GA:  Winner, winner, chicken dinner! Macey Ley will exhibit her new TV Dinner series 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.

Exhibiting at Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art

The Sky Is Surely Open

AUGUSTA, GA:  Macey Ley’s artist book The Sky Is Surely Open was selected for exhibition at the Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art’s 36th annual A Sense of Place exhibition. Through this event, the Institute seeks to recognize the outstanding quality and diversity of work being generated by contemporary American artists. Artworks include painting, drawing, mixed media, printmaking, ceramics, sculpture, and photography. This year’s juror is Michael Rooks from the High Museum of Art.

The exhibition runs September 9 – October 14, 2016 with an opening reception on September 9 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery is located at 506 Telfair Street, Augusta, GA 30901.

Gallery hours:

Mon-Fri: 10AM – 5PM
Sat: by appointment
Sun: closed

Macey Ley to Exhibit at The Book As Art: Boundless

For It Might End

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley announced today that her sculptural artist book For It Might End was selected for exhibition at the The Book as Art 4.0: Boundless, an annual exhibition sponsored by the Decatur Arts Alliance, the DeKalb Library Foundation, and Georgia Center for the Book.

The fourth annual The Book as Art exhibition showcases a variety of artist books – from handmade and lusciously tactile to linear and informative, abstract and questioning to sculptural and monumental. This juried show celebrates the book with a wildly varied collection of inventive and spectacular work that challenges expectations.

Jurors include Andrew Glasgow, retired executive director of the American Craft Council; Julie Leonard, bookbinder, artist, and faculty member at the University of Iowa Center for the Book; and Cynthia Delaney Lollis artist and professor of printmaking and book arts at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta, Georgia.

The artist books will be on display in the Periodicals Gallery of the Decatur Library August 19 – September 30, 2016. An evening gala reception will be held at the Gallery August 26. The time has yet to be announced. The gallery is located in Decatur Branch of the DeKalb County Library at 215 Sycamore St., Decatur, GA.

Gallery hours:

Mon-Wed: 9AM – 9PM
Thu-Sat: 9AM – 6PM
Sun: 1PM – 6PM

10x10x10 Tieton: Macey Ley to Exhibit

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Tieton, WA:  Two of Macey Ley’s artist books I Am Not and Snow Blow have been selected for exhibition at the seventh annual 10x10x10Teiton international exhibition of small works at the Mighty Tieton Warehouse. All works on display are  10 inches cubed or smaller, and include works in a variety of media. 10x10x10Teiton jurors include Adam Gildar, owner and director of the contemporary Gildar Gallery in Denver, Colorado; Susanna Crum, artist and co-founder of Calliope Arts in Louisville, Kentucky; and Rodolfo Salgado, co-founder and director of Calliope Arts in Louisville, Kentucky.

The exhibition will be on display August 13 – October 9, 2016, with an opening reception on Saturday, August 12, 12-3 p.m., and a closing reception on Saturday, October 8,12-3 p.m.

The Mighty Tieton is an incubator for central Washington state artisan businesses. The Mighty Tieton Warehouse is located at 608 Wisconsin Avenue, Tieton, WA, 98947. Gallery hours are Fri.-Sun. 12 – 3 p.m. and Sat. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Macey Ley: 2016/17 Walthall Fellow

Wathall Artist Fellowship

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley was selected to participate in the fifth annual Walthall Artist Fellowship program, WonderRoot’s signature professional development program for artists at pivotal stages in their careers. During the year-long Atlanta-based program, fellows will participate in symposia, roundtable discussions, and a five-day off-site residency. It culminates in a group exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia in the summer of 2017.

WonderRoot is located at 982 Memorial Dr. SE, Atlanta, GA 30316. The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia is located at 75 Bennett St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309.

Macey Ley Exhibiting at Texas National

Coupled and Inseparable

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.

Macey Ley Exhibits at Hambidge Center

When the Hush Fell Upside Down - detail

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.