The Decatur Arts Alliance (DAA) is honoring Macey Ley’s The Belt of Orion’s Never Wifewith 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.
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.
DENVER, CO: Macey Ley’s artist book Circumstantial Gravity will be on display at Abecedarian Gallery in the exhibition Coptically Bound this autumn. The 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.
ASHEVILLE, NC: Macey Ley announced today that her artist book I Am Notwill 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.
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.
WILMINGTON, NC: Macey Ley announced today that her installation Athena 2000will 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..
ATLANTA, GA: Macey Ley announced today that her painting Almosthas 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.
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.