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

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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.

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 One-Person Room at the Breman Museum

 

 

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’s installation All the Places I’ve Never Been and Some I Have will be exhibited at the Breman Museum  in PEACE: What does it mean to you?

The exhibition features the photographic series A Peace of My Mind by John Noltner and an interactive peace wall. Ley’s one-person room is part of the meditation section that includes instructions on how to find a peaceful mind by Eleanora Lipton, Founding Director of Atlanta Polarity & Intuitive Yoga Center.

Artworks will be on display June 22 – October 5, 2014, with an member’s preview on Sunday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.

The Breman Museum is located at at 1440 Spring Street, Atlanta, GA 30350. Gallery hours are Sunday – Thursday 10am – 5pm and
Friday 10am – 4pm.

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 in “Something Else”

Something ElseAtlanta, GA – Macey Ley will be exhibiting in Something Else this week at Further Art in Atlanta, Georgia. The exhibition speaks of the collective hunger for otherness. Each artist’s work investigates the longing for what is unreachable and the rare pauses of deep connection in the present moment.

Something Else will be on display at Further Art March 11-14, 2014 with a reception Thursday, March 13, 2014 from 6-9 p.m. The exhibition will present works on paper, sculpture, painting, motion media and installation.

WHERE: Further Art: 75 Bennett Street #M2, Atlanta, GA 30309 (FREE parking)
RECEPTION: Thursday, March 13, 6-9 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: Tue-Fri, March 9-14, 11-5 p.m.

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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 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.

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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.