The Voice Never Sleeps
Day & Night Projects is a byproduct of Day & Night Studios, an artist collective made up of Steven L. Anderson, Mark Leibert, William Downs, and Tori Tinsley. After months of preparing our new space, we decided to put together a group show highlighting our distinct studio practices. We had the work ready, but we weren’t sure how to agree on an exhibition title. Weeks of texting had resulted in a long list of words and blurbs that needed whittling down. Our brilliant Steve suggested a sports playoff bracket to weed through them all. With this in mind, he loaded a bracket with our 48 proposals and we sat down to make some head-to-head decisions. The video below exposes our process and how we arrived at the title “The Voice Never Sleeps”.
| more about Steven L. Anderson |
Steven L. Anderson’s work is about the power of Nature, and the nature of power. His artistic practice attempts to view the systems of the natural world from the perspective of a plant or a tree—hoping to bring a whole new way of seeing the world, which can open up new ways of seeing our human systems.
Alone and collaboratively, and across several media, Anderson engages in projects that use this shaman-like empathy with nature to perceive, identify, and work with the energy flows that surround us. Many of these “energy strategies” are manifested in the studio, artworks which function as tools for activating energy in individuals and communities.
Anderson’s artistic goal is “to make images, things, spaces, and situations that fuse the exhilaration of the human spirit with the ferocious beauty of Nature to make a palpable, tingling essence.”
Anderson is a recipient of the first annual TAR Project Therapeutic Artist Residency in 2016. He has been a Studio Artist at Atlanta Contemporary (2013–16), a 2015 Hambidge Center Distinguished Fellow, and a 2014–15 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. He has exhibited in Atlanta, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Miami, and Chicago. Visit http://www.StevenLAnderson.com
| more about William Downs |
Born and raised in Greenville, South Carolina, Downs works in a range of mediums, but focuses primarily on drawing. He received a Multidisciplinary MFA from the Mount Royal School of Art at the Maryland Institute College of Art, Baltimore and a BFA in Painting and Printmaking from the Atlanta College of Art and Design.
In the year 2016 his work has been shown in many Group Exhibitions such as ArtAidsAmerica, a traveling Museum Exhibition, “Call and Response” at Sandler Hudson Gallery, Black Pulp! Yale University and The International Print Center in New York, and “Aimless Revery” at The Fuel and Lumber Company in Tuscaloosa Alabama.
He is currently a Lecturer in Drawing and Painting at Georgia State University and represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery.
| more about Mark Leibert |
Mark Leibert was born and raised in Honolulu. His practice includes drawing, painting, time-based works, photography, and installation. His works explore an other-worldly, liminal space that spans abstraction and figuration. Mark’s background in Japanese culture (via Hawaii), surfing, and modern dance inform his sensibility, materials, and sense of space.
He has been known to make his own paint, mediums, and refined oils. Leibert is represented by Sandler Hudson Gallery. He is a founding member of Day & Night Projects. He has taught at Georgia State University, Georgia Tech, and Anderson Ranch. He received a BA from University of California, Berkeley and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology. His work is in the collection of the High Museum of Art.
| more about Tori Tinsley |
Tori Tinsley (b. 1980) received her BFA from the University of Michigan School of Art & Design, her MAAT from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and her MFA from Georgia State University. Tori is a recipient of a 2016 Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant, a 2016 City of Atlanta Emerging Artist Award, a City of Atlanta Artist Project Grant, and 2015 Idea Capital Grant. Currently, she is planning solo exhibitions for three Atlanta galleries and Sweet Lorraine Gallery in Brooklyn, NY. She is a founding member of both Day & Night Projects and Doppler Projects. Tori is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace in Gold Coast, Australia. More information can be found at www.toritinsley.com