Completed Projects

​ Jackie Chang

​Brooklyn, NY

(W)HERE

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

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Jackie Chang blends text and images in her station art by incorporating the words "HERE" and "WHERE".  HERE signifies one's current location and WHERE is an abstract term, belonging both to the past and to the future.  Chang said in an interview, "…the City is looking to the future, but it is also taking the past with it."  The word WHERE, with HERE embedded within it, is printed in the art glass windscreens for each passenger shelter, above the artist's digitally created images of foliage existing in a bright blue sky. ​

The terra cotta concrete sections beneath each of the three passenger shelters include a 406 square foot section of an inlaid contour map of Charlotte.  Also incorporated into the map is the word HERE and a compass rose, both laser cut in stainless steel. ​

The juxtaposition of the HERE underfoot and WHERE at eye level in the art glass provide the rider a chance to contemplate their own personal place in time and space and the complex meaning of the  words that appear otherwise simple









Chang's silver aluminum column cladding at each canopy has a smooth finish, deliberately providing a surface for the artist's intense colors spilling over from her art glass imagery as sunlight travels east to west during the day.  

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 inspire audiences to reflect on their humanity. CATS sponsored Jackie Chang’s residencyat 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.