Completed Projects

Jackie Chang

​Brooklyn, NY

(T)HERE

​Stainless steel inlays, laminated windscreen glass,  pasenger shelter columns 


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At the JW Clay station, ​Jackie Chang was influenced by the station and boulevard's namesake, James W. Clay, a geographer, traveler, and urban planner.  The artist often blends text and images in her art, and for the station she incorporates the words "HERE" and "THERE".  For the artist, "HERE" signifies one's current location and "THERE" indicates the horizon. Chang creates this distinction by inlaying the word HERE into the platform pavement and printing a combination of THERE - which incorporates HERE - into the glass windscreen above the horizon lines of each one of three recognizable North Carolina landscapes depicted in the glass.  Chang digitally created representations of the verdant fields of the Piedmont, the Blue Ridge Mountains, and the coastal waters of North Carolina.  ​

 

Beneath each of the three passenger shelters on the platform is the word HERE inlaid into a red color concrete, 29' by 14' topographical map.  HERE is in proximity to a stainless steel compass rose and map lines inspired by a 1907 contour map of Charlotte in homage to J.W. Clay.  


​Artist Bio

Jackie Chang is most inspired by the human experience and often addresses contemporary issues and concerns in her work. In her public art projects, Chang frequently combines words and images that encourage audiences to reflect on their humanity. CATS sponsored Jackie Chang’s residency​ at McColl Center for Visual Art to provide her with access to the greater Charlotte community as she developed her concepts for two Blue Line Extension stations. Chang has completed a number of permanent and temporary art installations, exhibited widely, and received grants and recognition for her art throughout the US. Chang earned her MFA at the school of the Art Institute of Chicago and her BS in environmental design at the University of California, Davis.