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Dark Dreamt Days
Dreamt Days Dark
Days Dark Dreamt

May 10 - March 9
Thurs - Fri: 3 - 7 PM, Sat: 12 -7, Sun: 12 - 5
917 E 16th, 37408

Laura Denzer, Sun Shelter, 2018, detail

Laura Denzer, Sun Shelter, 2018, detail

“It was great spending time with you,” you might say as you drift out the door of an old friend’s home. You’ve known one another since you were kids, going back to grade school. Once you became adults, you grew apart but still managed to keep touch, connecting once a month over the telephone. Recently you shared the tragedy of your mother’s passing and how the winter made it feel like you just couldn’t handle it anymore. You’re not the first to feel this way, you know this, but that doesn’t seem to help anyone understand.

Now take the “you” from above and try imagining that “you” is not “you” but someone else. Someone from another country, someone from another income bracket, or family environment, or ethnic group, or grew up in a rural setting, or in a tenement building in a crowded metropolis, or even from a different decade, or religious affiliation. Now that you’ve imagined all these possible people see if you can’t recalibrate time, based on their perspective(s).  

In Dark Dreamt Days/ Dreamt Days Dark/ Days Dark Dreamt, the 4thexhibition in Stove Works’ satellite series, artists examine the endless identities of time. We invite you to explore time’s variable nature; the innovation, evolution, decay, and violence within.

participating artists

Aaron CowanArlyn Ende, Bonnie BeguschChattanooga Public Library & C-GrimeyClayton AldridgeDamien Crisp, Emily BivensJosiah GolsonLaura DenzerShane Ward


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Previous Exhibitions


About Land and Sea

While we wait to our permanent location to open, we’ve launched a satellite exhibition series in August 2018 - Summer 2019. LAND AND SEA, in partnership with art organizations and curators from across the South, will comprise five separate exhibitions. Each with regular, related programming that is carefully designed to draw out different aspects of each show, extending meaning and relationships not only into other realms of art but also out of the gallery and into the world


Future Program and Facilities (2019)

Stove Works will provide space and supporting services for exhibitions of contemporary art open to the public. We'll offer several exhibitions per year, free to the public, where works of promising artists are displayed; Introducing material that inspires engagement, imagination, intellectual vulnerability, and exchange is central to our activities.

The exhibition space will present an inclusive environment where outreach and education are primary concerns. This dynamic approach will enable Stove Works, residents of Chattanooga, and the region to grow as a thoughtful, inquisitive, and empathic community. 

The main/formal exhibition space will be used for longer term exhibitions. After selection, artists are invited for install and are required to provide one public lecture and do studio visits with the visiting artists. The Project Space is a flexible exhibition space for short term programming intended to showcase the works of selected visiting artists and selected works by artists within the larger Chattanooga community.

All exhibitions and related programing are free of charge. Stove Works will not engage in the sale of art nor earn commission for sale of a work that has been exhibited at Stove Works; We seek to feature artists trying to tackle complex issues regardless of commercial viability and popularity of their work.