Emory Report
Oct. 16, 2006
Volume 59, Number 7


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Oct. 16, 2006
Artist Keys at Visual Arts Gallery

BY mary catherine johnson

“Life, like nature, is a dynamic balance. We must constantly adapt.” This simple, compelling truth is the driving force behind the art of Marilee Keys, on exhibit Oct. 19–Nov. 25 at Emory’s Visual Arts Gallery, in a show entitled “Adapting Balance.”

“I live on 50 acres in the woods,” said Keys of her home in Auburn, Alabama. “My art continues from an ongoing search for information about my environment.” For this exhibition, Keys will be working with bamboo, rocks, pine needles, cicadas and shadows, all suspended in balance and constant motion in the air.

“We are very excited to see what Marilee will do with our gallery space,” said Visual Arts Program Director Bill Brown. “She will be suspending elements from the ceiling and using the space in a way never been done before in our gallery. We’re even borrowing a crane from Theater Emory to help with the installation. The show will be a constantly changing feast for the eyes that is not to be missed.”

Keys has been a practicing artist for more than 25 years. She has had recent solo exhibitions at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, the Alabama Council for the Arts Gallery in Montgomery and the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center.

There will be a gallery talk and reception with the artist on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 5:30–8 p.m.

For more information, call 404-712-4390.