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Catherine Czacki: "Get The House In Order"


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until December 18, 2020[days & times]
  • WHERE Best Practice, 2284 Kearney Ave, San Diego, CA 92113
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Not available

Catherine Czacki: Get The House In Order

November 14 – December 18, 2020
Viewable by appointment, or in gallery hours every Friday 1-3 p.m.

BEST PRACTICE is pleased to announce the opening of get the house in order, featuring new works by Catherine Czacki. The exhibition will include works in ceramic, metal, papier mache, found objects, painting, eco resin, fabric, and collaborative sounds.

Big Buddy corner hummunculi
under beaded red vest blue flame

she/they/it in house
yanking threads
mischief of howling pots
moaning awake

seep out your soles
to another hot dawn on the edge

wack down weeds and walk
airstrip foggy groggy
flanked by wild sunflowers, prairie dogs,
snakes who eat kittens

neighbors welding all night
regenerating together with coffee
watching rain barrels barely fill
then grow it all in buckets
except devil’s claw

do a demonstration
green back in nostrils keep red cooled

dried up porch hot springs, peanuts, cow shit
a quarter for a flannel
sunspider hitching a ride

cacophony of birds
annual scarecrow sanctuary
ding some brass announcing nowhere as center
on plains where windy days stay

cracked celadon stool the old road god will fix
chord pull to another year of snow munching

Catherine Czacki is an artist, writer and musician living in Portales, New Mexico. She teaches studio art and art history at Eastern New Mexico University.

Czacki’s Creosote will be available for sale during the duration of the exhibition. Creosote is a 310 page book blending poetry, sculpture documentation, and a found image archive. Edited by Adrienne Garbini.

Audio component provided by Llano Estacado Monad Band, presented here is a continuous mix of the collective’s ‘best’ recordings 2018-2020. Llano Estacado Monad Band is an improvisers collective based in the greater Llano Estacado region of West Texas & Eastern New Mexico. LEMB works following the tradition of Scratch Orchestra, Nihilist Spasm Band, AACM, London Improvisers Orchestra, Daigoretsu & other similarly (sometimes) decentralized and autonomous ensembles. More information and an archive of every LEMB session and performance can be found at

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending. Check local COVID-19 restrictions and updates.

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