Macey Ley Exhibits with Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance

Athena 2000 - detail insideATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley’s installation Athena 2000 will be on display in the traveling exhibition Intertwined: Contemporary Southeastern Fiber Arts sponsored by the Southeastern Fiber Arts Alliance.

Athena 2000 is an interactive suspended installation for contemplation and exploration. Viewers are encouraged to enter and inhabit the phone booth-sized one-person room where they will find traces of the lives of others mended and quilted together.

The exhibition will showcase a wide range of content, material, and techniques with the common threads of craftsmanship and passion. Juror Dot Moye selected entries from a large number of regional applicants, including emerging artist Cassidy Russell, to be included in the show, along with works by invited artists curated by Ray Pierotti.

Intertwined opens January 13, 2015, at the Hudgens Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Georgia, and will travel to three other Georgia venues throughout the year, concluding September 16, 2015.

  • Lamar Arts – Barnesville, GA
    May 1 – June 27
    Reception: May 8

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 Exhibits Athena 2000 at UNCW

Athena 2000 - inside looking upWILMINGTON, NC:  Macey Ley announced today that her installation Athena 2000 will be exhibited at the CAB Gallery at the University of North Carolina Wilmington in Mending: New Uses for Old Traditions.

The exhibition features work created with or about traditional media or representations of women and is being held in conjunction with the 2014 Southeastern Women’s Studies Association conference hosted by UNCW’s Women’s Studies and Resource Center. Artworks will be on display February 27 – April 24, 2014, with an opening reception on Friday, March 28, 5:30-7 p.m.

The CAB Gallery is located on the UNCW campus at 601 S. College Road, Wilmington, NC, 28403. Gallery hours are Mon.-Fri. 12-4 p.m..

Macey Ley Selected to Exhibit at LaGrange National XXVIII Biennial

Almost on canvas
Almost

ATLANTA, GA:  Macey Ley announced today that her painting  Almost has been selected for exhibition at the LaGrange National XXVIII 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 21 – April 18, 2014, with an awards ceremony and reception on Friday, February 21, 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.