Michelle Grabner, Kathleen Morris & Bronson Smillie
The Weather, or some other accident, curated by Danica Pinteric


Tiziana La Melia
Country Mouse City Mouse Hamster
June 7 - July 6, 2024


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


Thew 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







Michelle Grabner, Kathleen Morris & Bronson Smillie
The Weather, or some other accident, curated by Danica Pinteric


Tiziana La Melia
Country Mouse City Mouse Hamster
June 7 - July 6, 2024


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


Thew 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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Knoxville, Tennessee


XX Perfect Souls, installation view

Milano Chow, Geranium I of III, Geranium II of III & Geranium III of III, 2022, graphite on paper courtesy of the artist and Chapter NY

J. Parker Valentine, Untitled, 2022, two lassos

Jenni Crain, Ann, 2020, essay & Ann Gillen, DOUBLING, 1973, triangle from a geometric series, marine plywood, Retrospective at Wave Hill 1977, Riverdale, NYC
complied together as an offset printed document on newsprint 



Jenni Crain, Ann, 2020, essay & Ann Gillen, DOUBLING, 1973, triangle from a geometric series, marine plywood, Retrospective at Wave Hill 1977, Riverdale, NYC
complied together as an offset printed document on newsprint



Jenni Crain, Ann, 2020, essay & Ann Gillen, DOUBLING, 1973, triangle from a geometric series, marine plywood, Retrospective at Wave Hill 1977, Riverdale, NYC
complied together as an offset printed document on newsprint


Rubens Ghenov, Ghosts on an Afternoon Shelf, Dusk Minus Blue, 2019, acrylic and xerox transfer on linen


Rubens Ghenov, Ghosts on an Afternoon Shelf, Dusk Minus Blue, 2019, acrylic and xerox transfer on linen
Michael Kennedy Costa, animal, 2022, colored pencil on taped paper

Sarah Mcmenimen, Simuated Thunderstorms, 2020,  cast and welded aluminum


Sarah Mcmenimen, Simuated Thunderstorms, 2020,  cast and welded aluminum

Kristen Dickson-Okuda, Petals that Whisper, 2022, silk taffeta and 24 gauge wire

Kristen Dickson-Okuda and Sean Macalister, installation view

Sean Macalister, Exhibition: broth, erased magazine cover (both sides)

Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, installation view


Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Marker sketches for pattern works, 2020


Strauss Bourque-LaFrance, Marker sketches for pattern works, 2020

XX Perfect Souls, installation view

Anna Rosen, Scepter, 2021, acrylic on rice paper &  Bird, 2021, acrylic on rice paper

Sarah Mcmenimen, Sickle, 2022, cast and welded aluminum


KB Jones, Katharine  Taylor Perkins, 2022, flashe on linen


XX Perfect Souls, installation view





And in the end
The love you take
Is equal to the love you make.

“The End” John Lennon and Paul McCartney



XX Perfect Souls is an exhibition by XX artists presenting themselves for themselves and for others. This is the nature of
the self portraits in XX Perfect Souls.

XX Perfect Souls maintain their perfection by sharing themselves. XX Perfect Souls share themselves as a way to mirror
the perfection of the other. XX Perfect Souls share with, for, and to each other so that we all might be seen more and
shared more by each other. XX Perfect Souls Are Never Alone.

This is a movement of love within oneself that moves out into the collective and back again. That movement is presented
for you here at Bad Water in XX Perfect Souls.

Like all capitalist constructions, the notion of self care must be vanquished and replaced with its rightful and righteous
precedent : self love.

XX Perfect Souls love themselves and see life as a living dream. For XX Perfect Souls there is no distinction between the
sleeping world of darkness and dreams and the waking world of light and dreams. In traditional Jungian dream analysis, we
must consider every drempt woman to be the feminine in us, every man to be the masculine in us. We double ourselves to
see both our shadow and our perfection, our complete and utter wholeness.

In a lecture given to a crowd of delighted listeners in the great state of a California in the year 1990, Terence McKenna, the
great prophet of plant medicines of all forms, declared his program for the artist:

"Art’s task is to save the soul of mankind. Anything less is a dithering when Rome burns."

It is quite a statement, but he doesn't stop there. In that same talk, McKenna also says that our consciousness is so great
and so vast that a single mind cannot contain it.

It cannot be contained.

This is the simple fact.

If you can be your consciousness and see your consciousness, you don’t need to really say or do much more than that.

This is the other simple fact of the work presented by XX Perfect Souls.

The work is all here.

We have a moral obligation to speak of this love inside us, to share it and spread it and hold it up as truth, as artists, as
friends, and as human beings. If we fulfill this obligation, we will continue to live as XX Perfect Souls.