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


Irina Jasnowski Pascual
Wipers
September 15 - October 29, 2023



Coco Klockner
honesty
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
Beginners
December 3, 2021 - January 25, 2022


Angélique Heidler
Piselli
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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open by appointment

located beside
320 E. Churchwell Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee







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

Irina Jasnowski Pascual
Wipers
September 15 - October 29, 2023 

Coco Klockner
honesty
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
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
Beginners 
December 3, 2021 - January 25, 2022


Angélique Heidler
Piselli
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



Past Exhibitions





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open by appointment

located beside
320 E. Churchwell Ave
Knoxville, Tennessee

 

A Hole Filled With Noise, installation view


Celia Lesh, Untitled, 2021, wax, clay, wire, beads


Esther Sibiude, Cellular Reverie, 2020, colored pencil on paper, 23”x29”


Esther Sibiude, We Are Inseparable, 2020, colored pencil on paper, 23”x29”


Celia Lesh, I gave you everything I have, 2019, polymer clay, ink


Celia Lesh, I gave you everything I have, detail


Esther Sibiude, Untitled, 2021, colored pencil on paper, 9”x12”


Celia Lesh, Untitled (Tod’s driving shoes), 2021, found shoes, wax, sawdust, silk, twigs, beads, wood glue, paper, wire, flour, clay, pearls


Celia Lesh, Untitled (surveillance stomachs), 2017-2020, found objects, cotton, polyester, thread, cord, corn, ink, wax


Esther Sibiude, Short dates and long rides without distance, 2019, colored pencil on paper, 23”x29”


A Hole Filled With Noise, installation view



A Hole Filled with Noise
Celia Lesh + Esther Sibiude
curated by Colleen Billing
July 2- August 1, 2021
Opening Reception July 2 7:00-9:30pm


we woke up in a sweat from a dream spent underground
the caverns we traversed were lined with pearls, or maybe they were popcorn kernels
everything glimmers from way down low
shiny, glittery soil

air isn't empty we touch it and it touches back
a particle of dust turns into a universe if you look at it the right way
molecules have mood swings too

below the center of our collective gravity, we felt soggy
perhaps we were thirsty - sensory stimuli piercing through the barrier of REM
humidity makes for moisture and this wetness became a comfort for us all


together we made a puddle, or maybe it was a portal
we drew a circle around the empty space
a good way to exit reality is to gaze at it from far away
a good way to get out of your body is to get into another

we dipped a toe into the static

we took ourselves off, exposed nervous systems and pink particulate matter

the highway above us makes a lullaby - it's an artery but it sounds like the ocean
currents of electricity and radio drama fluctuating along with our own sensitivity and range
time feels slow and elusive when inside and outside synchronize and the boundaries between them are easy to confuse

one eyelash at a time, we opened eyes, put ourselves back on, woke up from the hole we filled with noise.



The practices of Celia Lesh and Esther Sibiude span disciplines of sculpture, drawing, writing, and music. Although their works are decidedly distinct from one another, they share an affective tenor and intuitive mode of making that honors slowness and emotionality. Esther’s drawings fluctuate between cosmic landscapes and microscopic biologies. Wisps and lines are trusted to wander, swirling in and out of reality. In some, narrative peeks through. In others, the non-drawn space, the paper and the air trapped in the frame, become equally important to the drawn. Celia makes sculptures, often from her bedroom studio. Her techniques range from sewing and soldering to chewing and mushing, arranging and re-arranging. She combines found objects with meticulous methods of adornment. The resulting works vibrate between lightness and weight, embodying the psychological. In situ, they operate like constellations, bound to one another by the heavy space in between.




Celia Lesh is an artist living and working between New York and California.
Esther Sibiude is an artist and harpist living and working in New York.
Colleen Billing is an artist living and working in New York.