Arts at Oakland: Golden Hour



Oakland Cemetery / Atlanta, GA
May 19-27, 2018


A series of 11 large-scale, site-responsive installations about beauty and healing, despair &
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.

Featuring Plastic Aztecs, Khalilah Birdsong, In Kyoung Chun, Ben Coleman, Paula Cuevas,
Henry Detweiler, Sara Jimenez, Eto Otitigbe, Justin Rabideau, Ruth Stanford & Karen Tauches

By Dashboard U.S. with guest curator Oshun Layne

Write up by ARTS ATL
Press Kit

Photography by Dave Batterman and Hannah Leathers


"People let me tell you there's a time in your life when you find
who you are. That's the golden time of day." 

- Maze, “Golden Time of Day” feat: Frankie Beverly


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.


Programming included a photography workshop with David Batterman, a Public Artists' Tour with Karen Tauches
and Ruth Stanford, a Curator Tour with Oshun Layne, and a Free Family Day.