Arts at Oakland: Golden Hour
Oakland Cemetery / Atlanta, GA
May 19-27, 2018
Opening Reception: May 19, 5pm to 11pm
Featuring Plastic Aztecs, Khalilah Birdsong, InKyoung Chun, Ben Coleman, Paula Cuevas, Henry Detweiler,
Sarah Jimenez, Eto Otitgbe, Justin Rabideau, Ruth Stanford & Karen Tauches
By Dashboard U.S. with guest curator Oshun Layne
A series of 11 large-scale, site-responsive installations about beauty and healing, despair and
anxiety - there’s even a little humor. The works play with one of nature’s great mysteries:
the sun always rises, the sun always sets, but light and shadow are birthed in between.
Past works by participating artists:
Curatorial statement from Oshun Layne:
The human experience can be said to begin at sunrise and end at sunset -- the “golden hours" of each day. Golden Hour, an exhibition featuring 11 large-scale installations in Historic Oakland Cemetery, explores this interconnectedness and mystery of life, transition and rebirth.
Golden Hour, on view from May 19 to May 27, 2018, is about beauty and healing, despair and anxiety. The installations play with nature’s great mystery -- the sun always rises, the sun always sets, but light and shadow are birthed in between.
This exhibition’s goal with each artists’ personal mythology and artistic creation is to construct for the viewer an alternate perception of what has been stereotypically associated with transition and loss.
About Guest Curator Oshun Layne
Oshun was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and is the youngest child to Barbadian parents, Dr. Calvin B. Holder and Sandra Layne. Over the last ten years, she has dedicated her career to arts and arts education in non-profits. As the current Director of Galleries at Rush Philanthropic Arts Foundation (RPAF), Oshun manages strategic planning and partnerships with regional, national, and international galleries, curators, artists, and organizations for Rush Arts and Corridor Galleries in New York City, NY and Rush Arts Philly in Philadelphia, PA.