Hours After Winter

Rachael Zur

March 2 — 31, 2024

Opening Reception

Saturday, March 2, 5-8 pm

Open Hours

Sat-Sun 12-5pm
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Exhibition Statement

Rachael Zur’s solo exhibition, Hours After Winter, highlights the curious capacity domestic spaces
have for holding the echoes of lives lived, depicted through sculptural expanded paintings with archetypal images of life cycles and renewal.

Take courage,the echo of a life is louder than you think. Messages from the departed reach us via
humble domestic objects that once belonged to the dead, with a delay similar to a star’s light reaching our sky from the past. Objects in homes evoke feelings of a lingering presence of the departed, deepening the fortitude of the grieving heart. With each rotation of our star, winter reminds us that all things have a season to expire—setting the stage for the Equinox, when life begins anew. Love, being a verb (wherein gestures of care generate energy, an energy that can’t be destroyed), flavor the cosmos of our homes. After the winter season of human life, there is an Equinox in the home, as the walls of the house or the creases in chairs each remember the conversations, the laughter, the homebirth, the surprise party—and the echo of a life lived takes on its own life.

Rachael Zur


Rachael Zur’s expanded paintings blend sculptural physicality with traditional painting techniques to depict objects found in living rooms. Her work is twice published in New American Paintings, as well as Friend of the Artist, Studio Visit Magazine, and Create! Magazine. After 12 years as a stay at home mom, Zur resumed her education and completed her MFA in 2019 from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Since then she has exhibited her work locally and nationally at places such as Museum of Museums, Seattle, WA; CHART Gallery, New York, NY; SOIL Galley, Seattle, WA; Stone House Art Gallery, Charlotte, NC; and Young Space. Zur currently resides in the greater Portland Metropolitan area where she strives to set boundaries on when her kids can hang out in her studio.

Instagram @rachaelzur / email hello@rachaelzur.com

8371 N Interstate Ave
Portland, OR 97217

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