Jacob Jackmauh, Caitlin McCann & Benjamin Stallings
As for me, I’m just passing through this planet
March 8 - April 14, 2024

Irina Jasnowski Pascual
September 15 - October 29, 2023

Coco Klockner
July 8 - August 6, 2023

Morgan Canavan, Ben Estes, Marisa Takal
More Coming Back & More Returning
May 5 - June 11, 2023

Sylvie Hayes-Wallace
Center of the Universe
August 5 - September 18, 2022

Amanda Horowitz

Bad Water, True West or Between Myself the Crickets and the Coyote
performed by Sophia Cleary and Ada Friedman
July 14 & July 15, 2022

Suzanna Zak
Coming Home to the Ice Age
opening May 13 - June 24, 2022 

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Milano Chow, Jenni Crain,
Kristin Dickson- Okuda, Rubens Ghenov, Ann Gillen, KB Jones,
Michael Kennedy Costa, Sean Macalister, Sarah McMenimen,
J. Parker Valentine, Anna Rosen
XX Perfect Souls, curated by Natalie Smith
April 1 - May 6, 2022

Justin Chance, Cameron Cameron, Tristan Higginbotham
Serendipity Trail
February 12 - March 25, 2022

Noah Furman
December 3, 2021 - January 25, 2022

Angélique Heidler
October 8 - November 19, 2021

Natalie Smith
Nothing Within or Without
August 13 - September 14, 2021

Celia Lesh & Esther Sibiude
A Hole Filled With Noise, curated by Colleen Billing
July 2 - August 2, 2021

E. Saffronia Downing
Field Dug Over
May 21- June  27, 2021

Matt Smoak
Body Without Organs
April 2 - May 2, 2021

Eleanor Conover
Learning From the Steep Slope
March 5 - March 30, 2021


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320 E. Churchwell Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee

A workshop performance of Bad Water, True West or Between Myself the Crickets and the Coyote written and directed by Amanda Horowitz premiered July 14 & July 15, 2022 at Bad Water. 

The adapted script rides off the vapors of Sam Shepard, channeling the wise crackles and nervous energy into a theater of fool, worms and toaster.

Two drag kings feel their way through codependecy and competition as their wise crackles and loose-lipped puns heat the theater which is now rhythmic and overgrown. Lost in the sea of otherness, they perform home-magic-rituals, recite socialist manifestos, and eventually shoot the shit to the other side. Everything is a little dangerous, like a toaster that starts a brush fire, or an entertainer that becomes possessed by bravado.

The piece was performed by Sophia Cleary and Ada Friedman. Beaux Mendes joined as the “plein-air painter”, to live-paint the narrative as it was being perfromed.