Team Lump

June 11, 2012

Totemic Wizard : System Carne Estrada

Totemic Wizard System Carne Estrada June 2012 Operating under the cryptic name Totemic Wizard System, Cameron Fuller, Travis Russell, and Andrew James will present Carne Estrada at Lump this June. Carne Estrada will incorporate a variety of printmaking, drawing, sound and video techniques to build a vision of future dystopian traditions as established by past cinematic and literary fiction. Last year, Travis Russell and Cameron Fuller installed a collaborative show at Good Citizen in St. Louis entitled “Saturday The Birds Fell From The Sky”. The installation mirrored its title, creating a whimsical, yet apocalyptic, static cinema for the viewer that can be described as a playful meditation on the ironies of our contemporary state of affairs. During the course of installing the show, Good Citizen director Andrew James felt like less of a director and more of a co-conspirator. “Carne […]
May 11, 2012

Scott Wolniak : World of Matter

Scott Wolniak World of Matter May 2012 Over the past several years, Scott Wolniak has been exploring breaking points in his work, both through subject and process. Responding to observations of his immediate environment as well as the politics of object making at this moment in history, the artist embeds surface within support in order to fuse image with object and reveal internal aspects of a work’s own making. For his new exhibition at Lump, Wolniak will present a selection of sculptures, relief paintings and a short digital video. In his recent series of cast-plaster objects and wall works, gritty fragments of urban landscape and studio debris are replicated and transformed through plaster casting, painting and carving. These densely patterned, visually enigmatic objects are both funny and beautiful, referring to ancient tablets, fresco painting, scholar stones, fossils and geologic souvenirs. […]
April 11, 2012

Jason Polan : Lions and Tigers and Bears

Jason Polan Lions and Tigers and Bears April 2012 “I have made a bunch of abstract drawings with oil stick for this art show. There are also drawings of plants. The show is called Lions and Tigers and Bears because I like the movie “The Wizard of Oz” and they say that together right before meeting the Cowardly Lion. Also, depending on how you look at them, some of the abstract drawings look like Lions and Tigers and Bears.” – Jason Polan Jason Polan has lived in New York since 2004, making the life of the city and its inhabitants one of his principal subjects. His drawings and projects have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s and ARTnews. He has made over 94 books, including The Every Piece of Art in The Museum of Modern Art […]
March 11, 2012

Nicholas Frank : Spiraling Jeté (Down)

Nicholas Frank Spiraling Jeté (Down) March 2012 Spiraling Jeté (Down) is the first installment of a two-part exhibition, the second of which, titled Spiraling Jeté (Up) opens at Milwaukee’s Green Gallery on March 9, 2012. The shows are a consideration of the simultaneous movement of action and history. The title, an obvious play on the famous Spiral Jetty earthwork of Robert Smithson, considers how a prior action can both ‘sink’ and be ‘raised’ through choreographic acts of historical memory. Through a floor that is a painting, paintings that arise out of the floor, new video sculpture by The Secret Choreographer, and pages of the Nicholas Frank Biography, Frank ponders the ins and outs of ups and downs and back-and-forths and leaves objects hanging in the air like an unanswered question. Nicholas Frank is an artist, writer and curator residing in […]
February 11, 2012

Elijah Burgher and Steve Reinke : Anal Swastika vs. Genital Holocaust

Elijah Burgher and Steve Reinke Anal Swastika vs. Genital Holocaust February 2012 Anal Swastika vs. Genital Holocaust Elijah Burgher vs. Steve Reinke Drawing vs. Needlepoint Video vs. Video Homosexuality! Transgression! Personal Shit! Tunes! Elijah Burgher is an artist and writer based in Chicago, IL. He has exhibited in solo shows at 2nd Floor Projects in San Francisco, CA and Shane Campbell Gallery in Oak Park, IL, and group shows at Famous Accountants in Brooklyn, NY, Envoy Enterprises and Anna Kustera in New York, and Roots & Culture and Gallery 400 in Chicago. He maintains a hybrid studio wall/magick diary blog at Ghost Vomit. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000, where he studied Literature. Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known […]
December 11, 2011

Amanda Barr : Clayton Volcano and friends; A Tribute

Amanda Barr Clayton Volcano and friends; A Tribute December 2011 Eating breakfast together, gathering and viewing, paying homage to a local icon. Colors and blocks of dirt textures, or ocean pasted on watercolor and silk-screened background. A psychology research drill meets next month in the same space. A portrait of Clayton Volcano and Thomas Blue pebble welcome the guests, as I imagine distributing awards for last years accomplishments, and socialize with the community for a bit around these pieces inspired by sitting on the floor and emoting with access at hand to any sort of plastic flower or good old-fashioned national geographic. A Saturday trip to a thrift store reminds me of the great emphasis of pride and love of the treasures, even if they are someone else’s. Traditional methods can be shared, or get organized for an activity group! […]
November 11, 2011

Tyson Reeder

Tyson Reeder November 2011 For this exhibition, Reeder will be featuring works on paper and/or cardboard that deal with the odd juxtaposition of plants and distorted heads. Collage elements, loose mixed-media paintings and diptychs will create an interesting and sometimes messy installation. Artists such as Jean Fautrier, Francis Picabia, Charles Birchfield and Jean-Jacques Audobon have been running through Reeder’s mind. Tyson Reeder is a painter represented by Daniel Reich Gallery in New York and an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Reeder’s work has been featured in exhibitions at Daniel Reich Gallery, NY, Jack Hanley Gallery, LA/San Francisco and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, NY. In addition to painting, Reeder has co-organized many exhibitions and events including Drunk vs Stoned Parts 1 and 2 at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, The Early Show at White […]
October 11, 2011

Neill Prewitt : We Cruizin’

Neill Prewitt We Cruizin’ October 2011 We Cruizin’ is a DIY technosocial theme park envisioning the contemporary state of downtown Raleigh. Trashcans and carts have been dragged from the surrounding streets into Lump, where they become props in the Google Maps Street View of those same streets. But these props act too, spilling out video and music in response to their Street View fate. This is a drama of change, of bold and traumatic transition in property, history and ideology. Visitors to the theme park are enticed to playfully engage in this drama without seeing its resolution. Like the street props, visitors navigate a tragicomic slippage between past and future, physical and virtual. It’s a wild ride through our contemporary moment. Visitors exit the theme park with a heightened sense of playful agency, moved to participate in whether this very […]
September 10, 2011

All Day/All Night : September 10th, 2011

All Day/All Night September 10th, 2011 September 10 – All Day/All Night music festival programmed by All Day Records. All Day Party: roughly 1pm – 7pm 6:20 – Steve Gunn 5:40 – William Tyler 5:00 – Mike Ganggloff & Nathan Bowels (Black Twig Pickers) 4:20 – Hiss Golden Messengger 3:40 – Phil Blank & Jordan Hutchinsun (Gmish Klezmer Band) 3:00 – Ezekiel Graves 2:20 – Des_Ark (acoustic set) 1:40 – Blood Jar Creepers 1:00 – Meg BairdAll Night Party: roughly 10pm – ??? 1:00 – Extreme Animals 12:00 – Cheveu 11:00 – Brain F# 10:00 – Secret Boyfriendafter Extreme Animals: all-night dance party featuring…Lack / A Stroud / dj E Main / djs MothersBrothers Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at
September 9, 2011

Plugged In

Plugged In September 2011 Plugged In – group show curated by Bill Thelen featuring Chris Musina, Lee Delegard, Jason Osborne, Jonathan Sherrill, Cora Lim, Neill Prewitt, Seoun Som, Ashley Florence This is a one weekend event. Plugged In -a group of young artists who may have their fingers on the pulse of contemporary culture also have a lot of things plugged in to the wall. Chris Musina: Culture red in tooth and claw. Using the culture of nature to explore the nature of culture. Lee Delegard uses ideas of play, experimentation, exploration, process, and discovery, in order to investigate the fluidity of her own subjectivity, as well as the constantly shifting meta-narrative of which that is one small part. The painter Jason E Osborne has often been referred to as the ‘elevator operator’ of art town. Jonathan Sherrill: Paintings on […]
June 11, 2011

The Front vs Team Lump : Drop City

The Front vs Team Lump Drop City June 2011 Drop art, a little known and microscopic movement born in 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas around the concept of “droppings” began when artists Gene Bernofsky and Clark Richert dropped painted rocks from a roof on the main drag of Lawrence Kansas to the sidewalk below. Early Drop Art works or “droppings” included “Pendulum” (a boot hanging from a rope held by the artists on the roof and dangling to the sidewalk below) and “Egg Drop” (a plate of over easy eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, and orange juice dropped on the same sidewalk). In 1965, Bernofsky (Curly), his wife JoAnn (Jo), Richert (Clard) and Richard Kallweit (Lard), along with a few others bought a 7-acre parcel of land outside Trinidad, Colorado with the intention of creating a live-in work of Drop Art. Inspired […]
May 11, 2011

EJ Hauser : Perfecto

EJ Hauser Perfecto May 2011 I create work that embodies contrasting yet inseparable parts, and bring together concepts, words, and images taken from my drawings, notebooks and copious lists. Some paintings take more extreme positions, while others exist in the spaces between. Images suspended in thick chaotic marks may be juxtaposed with panels covered in methodically made marks. Inside my heavy-paint paintings; heads, semi-fierce animals and other forces float and drift within bold fields of color. Simultaneously, my word-based paintings employ linked letters to create geometric patterns composed of writings I admire or multitudes of my own word dreaming. In all branches of my painting there exists an improvised editing system whereby the earlier stages of the painting resonate in the layers below. In unison these diverse paintings express my interests in a meandering range of topics like; seafaring tales […]