Downtown Atlanta show Bipartisan focuses on how art is made

“It became like jazz.”

Photograph by Patrick Heagney

In mid-February Amanda Platner and Hasani Sahlehe walked into a white room with some prepped meals and 15 buckets of paint. Over the next five days for 16 hours a day, the duo worked in silence, painting the south downtown space (and themselves). Called “Bipartisan,” the show at the Downtown Players Club focused on the process of two artists working together, not what ended up on the walls. “It became like jazz,” says curator Miranda Kyle, “having this astute mastery of their craft individually and then being able to improvise seamlessly.”

This article originally appeared in our April 2017 issue.