Grass Roots

Grass Roots

Steven L. Anderson: Grass Roots

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 4, 7–10pm

Exhibition dates: Oct. 4–27, 2018
Artist Talk and Family Drawing Workshop: Saturday, Oct. 20, 12–3pm
Viewing hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12–5pm, or by appointment.

Day & Night Projects is pleased to present Grass Roots, a solo exhibition by Atlanta artist and Day & Night Co-Director Steven L. Anderson. On view will be a collection of new drawings and paintings on paper, based on the forms and systems of plant roots.

The artist isolates normally unseen root structures and imagines them as dynamic flows of color and line with brush and pen, custom rubber stamps, air-blown ink and acrylic, and collage. These artworks depict a perspective of nature that is always on the move—wandering freely, integrating and absorbing forms, working with and against the architecture of the modernist grid.

Day & Night’s programming features a free, public opening reception on October 4th. On October 20th, the artist will lead a walk-though discussion of the exhibition, followed by a drawing workshop for children and adults. Grass Roots will be on view from October 4 through 27. Gallery hours are 12–5pm Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment.


Steven L. Anderson is an exhibiting artist and Co-Director of Day & Night Projects—an artist-run gallery that he helped initiate in 2016. Anderson is a recipient of a 2018–19 Artist Project Grant from the Atlanta Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs, and a 2018 Fulton County Fine Art Acquisition Program finalist. Anderson was part of the first annual TAR Project Therapeutic Artist Residency in 2016–17. He has been a Studio Artist at Atlanta Contemporary (2013–16), a 2015 Hambidge Center Distinguished Fellow, and a 2014–15 WonderRoot Walthall Artist Fellow. Anderson’s notebooks are in the permanent collection of the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University.

Steven is a graduate of the University of Michigan and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited in galleries and museums throughout the United States for the last twenty years. Visit for more information.

Anderson is a graphic designer at Emory University. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Liz, daughter Agnes, and cat Cosmos Dandelion.