Day & Night Projects was established in 2016 by an artist-run team that included Steven L. Anderson, William Downs, Mark Liebert and Tori Tinsley. The group sought affordable studio space and the vacant warehouse in Atlanta’s West End neighborhood, formerly Southern Mills, ticked all their boxes. With abundant room, the cofounders agreed to foster a community of diverse talent and invite emerging artists to show their work.
LOCATION, ETC.: 585 Wells St. S.W. Open noon–5 p.m. Friday-Saturday and by appointment. Contact Anderson at email@example.com or call 404.623.7289. Follow the gallery on Instagram @daynightprojects.
WHO’S IN CHARGE: Anderson, Downs and Megan Castro codirect the gallery. Anderson, 50, has been a studio artist at Atlanta Contemporary (2013–16), a Hambidge Center Distinguished Fellow (2015) and a Walthall Artist Fellow at WonderRoot (2014–15). Castro, 28, has a B.F.A. in drawing and painting from Georgia State University. Downs, 47, studies the intersections between drawing, painting, installation and printmaking. He has a B.F.A. in painting and printmaking (1996) from the Atlanta College of Art and Design and a multidisciplinary M.F.A. (2003) from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
SPECIALTY: As a gallery for artists by artists, Day and Night features contemporary work and provides a flexible space for large-scale installations, immersive performative art and the like. Before COVID-19, it was a hot spot for late-night art viewing and mingling. The gallery is committed to continue offering a physical space for artists to share their work while following CDC safety guidelines.
NOW ON VIEW: Land of Vines by Susan Klein and Mark Brosseau, an exhibit of ceramics and painting by the South Carolina artists. Klein’s glazed stoneware and Brosseau’s acrylic, enamel and Flashe paintings build a visual dialogue. On view through March 6.
NEXT: A show by emerging Atlanta artists (and Day & Night interns) Kaleigh Fitzgerald and Robbie Callens. Fitzgerald, who draws and paints, graduated from Georgia State in 2018. Callens, a photographer, graduated from GSU in 2020. Their show chronicles the symbiotic relationship between people and their environment — including gentrification — through photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. It runs March 19–April 10.
MOST MEMORABLE: Jane Foley’s Life Saving and Water Safety (2018), a solo exhibition that explored the dynamics of support in gestures of holding, weight and embracing using large video projections and sculpture. Foley took her inspiration from black-and-white photos in a 1950s manual on ocean swimming and created a choreographic framework for two performers in a pool.
QUOTE: “As an artist-run gallery, Day & Night Projects will continue to create a safe place that provides opportunities for artists to show their work and build community,” Anderson says. “This something that continues to be important to all of us.”