“Circumstantial Gravity” suggests a snapshot of a whirlwind. The reflective properties of the fanned-out clear acrylic pages create optical illusions, where the viewer must decide what is real, what is a reflection, and if there is a difference between the two.
acrylic and linen thread
Macey Ley is a self-proclaimed nomad whose work is influenced by the experience of being rootless. The form of her work follows the concept and ranges from painting and sculpture to installations and artist books. She completed her BFA in photography at the University of New Mexico and her MFA in painting at SCAD. She is a corporate event producer and creative director and has curated shows and exhibited throughout the U.S. and Italy. Ley’s work investigates connections between memory, place and identity. With a conceptual approach, she uses everyday experiences and objects as a starting point. Her works create moments or experiences that both invite and challenge viewers to examine how memory of places and beliefs in myths shape identity.