Maybe I’m Amazed is an exhibition at Knockdown Center, curated by Sorry Archive. The groundwork for the design comes from Batty Langley’s 1724 writings in Newgate Prison, which remained unrealized until today. Langley, a once well-respected designer of elaborate gardens, fell out of favor after he became involved with freemasonry and esoteric speculations. Hs his predictive theories for sustaining plant life heightened to fixation, his ambitions for unearthly terrain led to experimentations with new soil materials and magnetic drainage; manipulating light spectra, and the gravitational effects of various planetary systems. Although he died broke, Langley’s books were enormously influential for George Washington’s Mount Vernon and other plantations in Britain’s American colonies. Thanks to Spangler’s Candy Company for sample soil. On view weekends 2-6pm October 31 through November 22.
With never-before exhibited work from:
Oct 30, opening reception 6-9:30
Meat sculpture reception gleefully provided by Craig Bowden and Michael Merck.
Drop-in séance in the back room with Joan Carra and a 100-year old Swiss log.
Nov 21-22, closing reception / simultaneous events
Tragedy and Healing in Nantucky
Ray Smith Studio’s Chicken Shit Bingo