how far back do you want me to go (these walls can't talk)
Clover Archer  how far back do you want me to go (these walls can't talk) July 25 - September 10, 2012
The Medicine Factory Gallery
Memphis, TN
July 25 - September 10, 2012

For this site-specific wall drawing installation, I traced outlines of all of the marks, holes, stains, imperfections, scrapes, scuffs, scars and scratches on the walls of my Virginia art studio. I then repeated the process directly on the walls in the exhibition space at the Medicine Factory. Finally, I transposed the marks from my studio walls on to the walls of the Medicine Factory. By turning the spectral aspects of art-making into the art object itself, by making the invisible visible, I hope to provoke the viewer to be more attuned to peripheral details that haunt every aspect of our experience.

512 square feet (virginia studio) = blue
536 square feet (medicine factory) = black


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Clover Archer  how far back do you want me to go (these walls can't talk)
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Clover Archer  how far back do you want me to go (these walls can't talk)
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Clover Archer  how far back do you want me to go (these walls can't talk)
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