Residual Dwelling at Wavelength Space, Chattanooga

By May 02, 2021
Installation view of Residual Dwelling at Wavelength Space, Chattanooga. All images courtesy of the artists and Wavelength Space.
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Raquel Mullins, Passage through the Sacred Window (studio view during the full corn moon), 2021; chalk paint, conte, acrylic on cotton, 22 X 28 inches.
Rachael Zur, Lyre, 2019; painting plaster, corrugated plastic, acrylic, spray paint, resin, mica pigment, 17 x 20 x ½ inches.

905 Second Street


in the shed, crooked nails left to be hammered out
tell me of that person’s life during the Great Depression


I found a wooden block in there with “be my valentine” carved on it
I kept it, because its clumsiness felt familiar


under the house my husband found a gas pipe plugged with a wine cork
I guess this is how people solve problems

when I painted over the wallpaper in the bedroom
I could see that there was a second layer of wallpaper beneath it


our relationship with homes is symbiotic
the building shelters our bodies, and we slow the house’s demise which comes
long after us

from the accompanying exhibition text by Rachael Zur

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Victoria Sauer, Nightscape I, 2018; oil on panel, 20 x 25 inches.
Installation view of Residual Dwelling at Wavelength Space, Chattanooga.
Raquel Mullins, top left: Home, top right: Basement of the White Mansion, bottom left: Ivy’s House, bottom right: trailer with two eighteen year olds; mixed media on paper, 9.5 x 12 inches each.
Georgia Museum of Art: Extra Ordinary, American Realism open Feb 27 - June 13
Laura Drey, Yielding Identity, 2019; hand-woven cotton, acrylic, and polypropylene bag with printed label, 26 x 20 inches.
Victoria Sauer, Night House, 2020; oil on canvas, 35 x 50 inxhes.
Rachael Zur, Untitled (Living Room Circa 1970), 2019; painting plaster, corrugated plastic, acrylic, spray paint, fabric, 32 ½ x 29 x ¼ inches.

Residual Dwelling is on view at Wavelength Space in Chattanooga through May 14, 2021.

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