Exhibition by SACI Alum, Macey Ley, at Rialto Center for the Arts in Atlanta, Reception: June 1

Macey Ley, SACI Post-Bac 2010-2011

Macey Ley, SACI Post-Bac 2010-2011

Well-Fed Endorsements of the Uncanny

Macey Ley with Tom Francis

Exhibition Dates: May 3 to June 23, 2017

A series of paintings by two Atlanta-based artists whose bold work aims to dazzle the senses and provoke thoughtful consideration of the unseen.

The exhibition is open Monday-Friday, from 10:00 am until 4:30 pm and during all Rialto performances.

Macey Ley studied in SACI’s Post-Bac Program, Fall 2010 – Spring 2011. Her large-scale TV Dinner paintings are “an ode to nostalgia and cultural myth, where an icon stands in for so much more than food. Marketed to save women time and bring families together, the popularity of Swanson TV Dinners signaled the beginning of the demise of the family mealtime and a shift in social norms. Though families ate together physically, they were disconnected mentally – absorbed in television programming. It is not so much the food itself viewers recall as the experience of how their families gathered over an evening meal. At once heroic and humorous, these large-scale paintings challenge observers to reflect on their own eating/watching habits and to form their own conclusions about one of the most revered American icons.”


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First Thursday Downtown Art Walk: “Well-Fed Endorsements of the Uncanny”

Reception: June 1, 2017 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Rialto Center for the Arts – Georgia State University
80 Forsyth Street Northwest, Atlanta, GA – USA

Participating Gallery Information and Walk Map: www.downtownfirstthursdays.com


About the Rialto Visual Arts Series

The Rialto’s Visual Arts Series are professionally curated, bi-monthly exhibitions, showcasing visual artists whose works transform our lobby space into a wonderful gallery that is free and open for the general public to enjoy. The Visual Arts Series exhibitions feature local emerging artists who present dynamic works in photography, painting, or mixed media. Featured artists have included Julio Mejia, Susan J. Ross, Eric Waters, Shannon McCollum, Lucinda Bunnen, Cullen Washington Jr., Charles Nelson, Alex Brewer aka (Hense) and Benjamin Jones.

The Rialto is among the participating galleries of the First Thursday Downtown Art Walk. The Rialto holds artist talks and receptions and during the Art Walk, offering opportunities for the public to meet our featured artists and learn more about the artists and their work.



About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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