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“Hand to Mouth” - Labor Through Movement At Stove Works

“Field Holla”- a 2016 still photo by Todd Anthony Johnson, part of “Hand to Mouth” at Stove Works in Chattanooga.
Stove Works
“Field Holla”- a 2016 still photo by Todd Anthony Johnson, part of “Hand to Mouth” at Stove Works in Chattanooga.

If you visit Stove Works in South Chattanooga, you’ll find contemporary art nestled where manual labor once assembled cast iron stoves.

“Hand to Mouth” is a multimedia exploration of labor and physical movement that opens there on Friday as one of four new exhibitions.

TK Smith - curator, writer and cultural historian based in Philadelphia - is the curator for “Hand to Mouth.”

Caroline Gikas is Director of Exhibitions at Stove Works.

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