Keith Lemley | Lexie Stoia

November 7-28, 2015

ROY G BIV Gallery presents Keith Lemley and Lexie Stoia. Lemley’s neon tube installation references the underlying geometry of the universe. Stoia’s paranormal installations draw from Midwestern harvest rituals.

Keith Lemley,  Penumbral , 2015, Neon tubes

Keith Lemley, Penumbral, 2015, Neon tubes

Keith Lemley: Penumbral

Penumbral is an installation of freestanding multicolor neon tubes that fills the space with colorful washes of light. The angular forms reference current scientific research that connects disparate theories and parts of the universe through a problem of geometry. Lemley writes, “The idea of an underlying geometry that is ubiquitous yet invisible is compelling, but of even more interest to me is the process and mode of discovery itself”.

Keith Lemley splits his time between Kent, OH and Core, WV. He recieved his MFA from the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in 2010 and BFA in Sculpture from the Pennsylvania State University, in 2005.

Lexie Stoia,  Corn Lodge , 2015, Straw, cornstalks, glass, light, sound

Lexie Stoia, Corn Lodge, 2015, Straw, cornstalks, glass, light, sound

Lexie Stoia: Corn Meditations

This exhibition concerns the corn harvest rituals of Stoia’s fictitious community called The Way Out. The group attempted to establish a lunar community and failed, which impelled them to return home to the Midwest. The installation Corn Lodge is a place for deep meditation at the height of the harvest season. Stoia is reluctant to disclose to outsiders the exact goings-on in the Corn Lodge. But she would to share her book Corn Meditations with you. Corn Meditations guides you through different seasons of the year with self-hypnosis scripts, based on the life cycle of corn.

Lexie Stoia was born in Alliance, Ohio and grew up in Cleveland. She received an MFA in Visual Arts from the Columbus College of Art & Design in 2014 and a BA in Music/Audio Recording Technology from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.