Rob Ley Studio just recently worked on a new installation entitled “Pangaea” that features a series of layered aluminum ribbons interacting with a field of points located throughout the exterior wall of the building. The artwork was commissioned for the NCR Headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia.
The resulting composition is expressive of gestalt principles, or the human compulsion to find order in disorder by perceiving a series of individual elements as a whole. Named after the prehistoric supercontinent of Pangaea, this large-scale artwork is a collection of autonomous ‘islands’ that assemble into a singular, 3-story composition.
Rob Ley Studio explores technology as a means of examining the unique conditions and patterns of public space. By engaging the character and context of a location, the studio creates dynamic public artworks. His studio’s history of experimental work includes installations at the Storefront for Art and Architecture (New York), the Taubman Museum of Art, the Materials & Applications Gallery (Los Angeles), as well as commissions for many public and private organizations including the Martin Luther King Hospital (Los Angeles), the Eskenazi Hospital (Indianapolis), Florida State University (Tallahassee, FL), and the Oregon Zoo (Portland).
Check out below to see more photos of “Pangaea”.
Photographers: Michael Hoefle, Brock Scott
“Pangaea” by Rob Ley in Atlanta, Georgia