Forever and a Day

Forever and a Day

Amelia Carley: Forever and a Day

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 28, 7–10pm
Exhibition dates: September 28–October 21, 2017
Viewing hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 11am–5pm, or by appointment.

Day & Night Projects is pleased to present Forever and a Day, an exhibition by Amelia Carley. Presented will be a selection of new paintings, drawings, and immersive installation of new works by the artist, her rst solo exhibition in Atlanta.

Through our memories we reimagine and reform our sense of the past, these stories become our personal and collective histories. Forever and a Day is an exhibition of art works which reinterpret specific memories of travel to spectacular natural places and sandy destinations of escape. The paintings and drawings describe fantastical and bizarre landscapes imagined through fabricated sculptures and saturated canvases of fictitious places. An immersive installation distills the elements of those memories down into essential, sensory parts; light, geological material, form, and color. These components are then reconstituted and collaged together creating a new experiential space. This retelling and abbreviated aesthetic interpretation of memory and place conjure historical debates around conceived beauty and the sublime, the uncanny within nature, and of a personal invented manifest destiny. Forever and a Day investigates the theoretical and philosophical basis of our sense of time and reality around an ever elusive present and constantly rewritten notion of the past.

Forever and a Day will be on view at Day & Night Projects from September 28–October 21, 2017. Gallery hours are 11–5pm Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment.

ABOUT THE ARTIST:

Amelia Carley was born and raised in Colorado. Carley attended the Art Institute of Chicago and the Univer- sity of Colorado at Boulder where she graduated with honors receiving a BFA in Painting and Drawing along with BA in both Psychology and Italian. She has participated in several Artist-in-Resident programs including Vermont Studio Center and Atlantic Center for the Arts. Carley has exhibited at such venues as SOMArts in San Francisco, CA; Hyperlink Gallery in Chicago, IL; Colorado Photographic Arts Center in Denver, CO; DATELINE Gallery in Denver, CO; Curfman Gallery at Colorado State University in Fort Collins CO, Galleries of Contemporary Art at University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO; SOUP Experimental in Tallahassee, FL; Hathaway Gallery in Atlanta, GA; Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art in Boulder, CO, amongst others. Carley was recently awarded an Artist Project Grant through the Major’s Office of Cultural Affairs through the City of Atlanta. She is currently a Masters of Fine Arts candidate at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University where she is a Dean’s Fellow and recipient of the Andrew M. West Memorial Scholarship. Carley currently lives and works in Atlanta, Georgia.

This exhibition is sponsored, in part, by the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs Artists Project Grant.