January 20, 2024

Slump at Atlanta Contemporary

LUMP presents SLUMP at ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY January 25, 2024 – March 24, 2024 An informal conversation between artist Jerstin Crosby and artist/LabSpace gallery co-director Julie Torres about her painting titledSlump led to a group exhibition at LUMP in September 2023. The concept, inspired by Torres’ approach to painting, focused on a broadly shared, but rarely acknowledged, mood through artworks that flop, clump, sag, dangle, droop, go limp, sprawl, loaf, slouch or fall flat. April Childers Amanda Barr Brandon Boan Bill Thelen Conner Calhoun Celia Gray Drawing Room Fred Smith Jasmine Best Jerstin Crosby Julia Gartrell Julie Torres Kathryn Desplanque Maria Britton Leif Zikade Raymond Padron Skully Gustafson Tonya Solley Thornton Tory Wright More info: https://atlantacontemporary.org/exhibitions/lump
January 20, 2024

Conner Calhoun, Like a fog holds the light

LUMP is proud to present the solo exhibition of Conner Calhoun –  Like a Fog Holds the Light, a presentation of new paintings and drawings. Spanning many different themes and ideas Conner’s work mostly uses the self as a means to explore the psychological interior. Pushing the figure beyond its physical limits, setting it out on symbolic tasks, and contorting it into labyrinthine knots, ambiguous narratives unfurl, exploring the complex psychologies of recovery, grief, longing and desperation with humor and irreverence as a retainer of hope. In newer paintings, the self turns a corner, enters another room and there’s a darkness that is as abrupt as relapse. The walls feel like shrouds that are moving, gently carrying gradients of light from one corner to the next, it feels oceanic, or like a crystal moving through a space that has a […]