Life Saving and Water Safety

Life Saving and Water Safety

Jane Foley: Life Saving and Water Safety

Opening Reception: Thursday, November 1, 7–10pm
Exhibition dates: Nov. 1–24, 2018
Viewing hours: Fridays and Saturdays, 12–5pm, or by appointment.

Day & Night Projects is pleased to present Life Saving and Water Safety, a solo exhibition by Atlanta artist Jane Foley. Through a large video projection and series of sculptures, Foley explores the dynamics of support in gestures of holding, weight, and embrace.

Inspired by black-and-white photographs in a 1950s manual on ocean swimming and rescue, Foley has created a choreographic framework for two performers in a pool. These movements are expanded into video, concrete sculpture, and translucent images on silk. The artist’s work looks toward the ungainly and the triumphant—the pool floatie full of concrete, bending past its tiny lifespan; two men in the water reaching, reaching, reaching for each other, until they’re both afloat.

Life Saving and Water Safety will be on view November 1st through 24th. Gallery hours are 12–5pm Fridays and Saturdays, or by appointment.


Jane Foley (b. 1985, New Orleans) is a sculptor, performer, and sound artist living in Atlanta, GA. Her sound works explore isolation versus connectivity in public spaces, beginning with subtle repeated experiments in deep listening and reciprocity. She uses sculpture and performance as frameworks for interaction, favoring communication, experimentation, and process. Jane Foley has created sound sculptures for the Architecture Triennale in Lisbon, Portugal and La Friche Belle de Mai in Marseille, France with Zurich-based Sound Development City, as well as produced a sound composition that played in taxicabs throughout the 5th Marrakech Biennale in Morocco. Following a 2017 residency at Atelierhaus Salzamt in Linz, Austria, she has been composing from field recordings, and chasing images of transitional sounds in built spaces. In Atlanta, she has created public works for Flux Projects, the High Museum, the Atlanta Beltline, WonderRoot, and the Goat Farm, among others. Foley currently teaches sculpture at Georgia State University while attending graduate school at School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For more information, visit Jane's website.