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Kipley Meyer

Kipley A. Meyer

"The focus of my work is to create interplay and harmony between the disparate elements in life and nature that inspire me: abstract forms, music, the art of communication, and the philosophy of minimalism."

Kipley Meyer's work is very physical, requiring a constant flow of motion and concentration. He tends to use just a few specific textures and colors. Although this creates certain limitations, or rather, parameters, it also allows for more freedom to explore the ideas and ideals put forth within this framework. Symbolic in nature, this work speaks from the artist's heart, arising from a personal desire to understand himself and others.

Meyer carves solid domestic hardwoods using chisels, planes, routers, and chainsaws. He begins the building process by choosing seasoned or kiln-dried wood. The wood is then studied to understand what each piece can offer to the work. Meyer looks for flat, stable boards, but will also incorporate any knots, checks, or crevices that he feels will enhance the overall message of the sculpture. The planks are edge-glued like a table top, and on larger pieces, the backs are reinforced with cleats with oversized screw holes. This helps allow for subtle wood movement that may occur through the years due to temperature and humidity changes. Meyer will often utilize rusted nails, brads, and washers before finishing the piece with natural milk paint and wax.

Kipley Meyer was born in 1958 and hails from Decatur, Georgia. Working with wood since 1988, Meyer maintains a studio in the countryside outside of Atlanta, where he lives with his family. Meyer exhibits his work at a variety of shows, including the American Craft Council Shows in Baltimore and Atlanta, the Philadelphia Museum Show, the Crafts America Shows in Palm Beach, Florida, and 4 Bridges in Chattanooga. He is also an exhibiting member of the Piedmont Craftsmen Guild of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

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Phases 3
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,125
Phases 2
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,125
Phases 1
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,125
Talisman
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 2,550
Awakenings
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Linear
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Veil
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Transcend 2
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Minis! 8
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 6
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 4
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 2
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 9
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 7
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 5
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 3
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 10
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 175
Minis! 1
Wood Sculpture

$ 175
Quiet
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,300
Poppies in a Square
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Poppies in a Rectangle
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 5,125
Womb
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Rise
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Devotion
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,500
Oracle (green)
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 650
Emerge
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 4,500
Two Hearts in Red
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 2,850
Continuation
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 2,850
Within
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Oracle in Red
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 650
Oracle in Yellow
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 650
Truth
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 2,450
Poppies in Blue
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 600
Poppies in Green
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 600
Directions
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Poppies!
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 600
Elements
Wood Wall Sculpture

$ 3,700
Selected Exhibitions & Awards
Coming Together: Two person show, Piedmont Craftsman Gallery, Winston-Salem, NC, 2017
La Qunita Celebration, outdoor show, La Quinta CA, 2020
Artoberfest: 1st place 3D, outdoor, Winter Springs, FL, 2018
American Craft Council 2009 , Baltimore Convention Center, Baltimore Maryland, 2009
St. Louis Art Fair 2nd place MM3D, outdoor art show, Clayton, MO, 2018
Within: New Work by Kipley Meyer, gallery, Athens, GA, 2016
Madison National Juried arts , Madison Cultural Center, Madison, GA, 2005
Halo: Two person show, Town 220, Madison, GA, 2017
New Works in Wood, Bertlsman Gallery, Athens GA, 2008
Come to Me: Kipley Meyer, MAGallery, Madison, Ga, 2017