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Stationary Effort at VAE, Raleigh

Stationary Effort Emily Moorhead-Wallace January 4 – February 1, 2019 Originating from a desire for unattached musical enjoyment, Stationary Effort is a series of human driven audio players. In Stationary Effort a performer pedals a bike that turns a front flywheel, which hits an idler wheel, whose energy is transferred through bearings and gears to another idler wheel that spins a record platter. Similarly in Stationary Effort 2 a performer drives skis backward propelling a central flywheel, which hits an idler wheel and bearing system that transfers the energy to a pulley system to spins a cassette supply reel. The…

Moorhead-Wallace included in Foundry Tree

During the Western Cast Iron Art Alliance conference in Granite City, Illinois this fall Moorhead-Wallace joined Gabriel Akagawa’s Foundry Tree project. The Foundry Tree is an evolving project that addresses the connecting between cast iron artists who build and run iron furnaces. Over 600 participants to date are part of this database. This connective process began April 1-4, 2009 at the National Conference on Cast Iron Art at SLOSS Furnaces in Birmingham, Alabama.   Check out her profile at the following link –

showroom space open to the public

Managed by Moorhead-Wallace, the Metal Magic Interiors and Norman Leigh Design showroom is now available on Peerspace and can be booked for events, productions, or meetings. The space features Moorhead-Wallace’s artwork along with interior design elements and furniture by Chicago makers J. Taylor Wallace, George Schaefer, and Leigh-Anne Riebold. For more about the space visit 3641 S Morgan LLC website.

Moorhead-Wallace Local Story in Chicago Voyager

This week Emily Moorhead-Wallace is featured in Voyager Chicago’s South Side Thought Provokers series. The interview “Check out Emily Moorhead-Wallace’s Artwork” covers her background story, studio production, and advice for Chicago artists. Check out the full article below: photo credit: Oopey Mason, @oopeyshoots Chicago Voyager – Local Feature Today we’d like to introduce you to…

Moorhead-Wallace Featured in Voyage Chicago

Moorhead- Wallace’s “Stationary Effort” is highlighted in the weekly feature The Chicago Arts & Culture Weekly Review on Chicago Voyage . This local guide features rising stars of the Chicago art community on a weekly basis to help increase the community’s engagement with local art and the artists that devote their life to moving society forward.

“Designing, fabricating, sculpting without limits”

J Taylor Wallace and Moorhead-Wallace are featured in The Tube & Pipe Journal January/February 2018 issue by Eric Lundin. A small staff and a small workspace don’t limit Taylor Wallace, founder of Metal Magic Interiors Inc. This large smoker is just one of many examples of large projects he designed and built. Photo by Oopey Mason. View the full article at the following link:

Moorhead-Wallace public lecture

Completion: the Last 20% THURS, Oct 26 | 5:50 p.m.-7:05 p.m. Emily Moorhead, Artist & Miami Alumna Making is only the beginning. Moorhead will discuss the difficulties in finishing an artwork. Through the lens of museum practices, public art installation, and mediation, she will work through strategies for pushing past the struggle to make well-rounded and exhibitable pieces. Co-sponsored with the Contemporary Art Forum   Miami University of Ohio, Art Museum Department of Art Faculty & Alumni Exhibition Open August 29 to December 16, 2017 OXFORD, OHIO – This quadrennial exhibition brings together an assemblage of nearly 90 works of…

Custom Furniture And Metal Works Gallery Coming To Morgan Street

Emily Moorhead-Wallace, J. Taylor Wallace, George Schaefer and Leigh-Anne Riebold (left to right) are opening a gallery for their businesses, Metal Magic Interiors and Norman Leigh. DNAinfo/Joe Ward| October 20, 2017 4:42am BRIDGEPORT — For years, Metal Magic Interiors helped furnish some of the city’s hottest restaurants from a small shared workspace in Bridgeport. Similarly, the couple behind Norman Leigh Design have been making custom, Instagram-worthy pieces out of their Pilsen garage. Now the companies are taking their businesses to the next step with a joint showroom in Bridgeport. “Our businesses grew kind of parallel to each other,” said J. Taylor…