In Tandem

In Tandem

In Tandem: Christopher Hutchinson and Jason Sweet

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 15, 7–10pm
Exhibition dates: June 15—July 8, 2017

Day & Night Projects is pleased to present In Tandem, an exhibition by Atlanta artists Christopher Hutchinson and Jason Sweet.

Day & Night Projects is pleased to present In Tandem, an exhibition by Atlanta artists Christopher Hutchinson and Jason Sweet.

In Tandem reflects on home and community as the artists use sculpture and installation to dream in the face of socio-economic forces that are changing neighborhoods in Atlanta and cities across America.

Christopher Hutchinson’s swarms of black paper airplanes that so frequently represent the migration of African American communities here come into a defensive formation, as composite suits of armor. These arrangements, so highly organized, suggest that a close-knit neighborhood can take a stand.

Jason Sweet’s totems of remembrance and potential balance traditional artists’ materials with salvaged pieces of the his previous residences—homes where he has lived and had to leave. Assembling together “what was” and “what could have been,” the artist’s wall sculptures present a patinaed minimalism.

About the Artists:

Jason Sweet is a practicing artist and Department Chair and Professor of Humanities & Fine Arts at Atlanta Metropolitan State College. He earned his MFA in Sculpture from the University of Illinois in Urbana Cham- paign, and his BA in Sculpture from the University of Northern Iowa. He has also worked as an apprentice to renowned sculptors Tom Stancliffe and Preston Jackson. Sweet has produced a number of public art commissions such as for The University of Northern Iowa, The Waterloo Grout Museum in Waterloo, IA, and for Utoy Creek Water Reclamation Center for the city of Atlanta. He has exhibited his work with the American Craft Council, and has performed at the annual international performance art series Vertigo. Visit creativethresholds.com/ 2014/02/27/works-by-jason-sweet.

Christopher Hutchinson is an Atlanta-based artist and professor at West Georgia Technical College. He has an MFA from SCAD Atlanta, and BFA from Univ. of Alabama in Huntsville. Hutchinson is founder of Smoke School of Art Collective, and owner of Archetype Art Gallery in Atlanta. He has written on post-colonial perspectives on art for Creative Thresholds, BURNAWAY, and other publications. Hutchinson’s artwork has been exhibited in Atlanta, New York, Miami, and other places across America. Visit black ight144.com.

Day & Night Projects is the project space for Day & Night Studios, where artists Steven L. Anderson, William Downs, Mark Leibert, and Tori Tinsley make magic.
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