Team Lump

April 11, 2011

David Colagiovanni :

David Colagiovanni April 2011 will exist both online and physically in the gallery with objects that reference and complete meaning from both their online and physical presence. Through a series of self referring feedback loops, the objects in the show are transposed from one space to another and call attention to the in-between or non-space and the political and material gated communities that exist within the spaces of contemporary life. will be live ‘online’ accessible by visiting with your web browser and available for viewing in the gallery from April 1st – April 30th, 2011. David Colagiovanni lives and makes work in Carrboro, NC and Athens, OH. Colagiovanni is an artist in residence at the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill. His artistic practice includes large-scale and site-specific video projection, net art, sculpture, and the creation of music […]
March 11, 2011

Casey Cook : Puncture

Casey Cook Puncture March 2011 Casey Cook began this current body of work, Puncture, while participating in the Red Sand Project as an artist in residency in Saint Barth, December 2010. The island was voluptuous and jagged, like knives on a beach. Inspired by the physicality of the landscape Cook began making three dimensional works and video. Perhaps these were in response to the islands crude overabundance of wealth, a reaction to the tension of being an outsider, or evidence collected from living inside an utterly picturesque environment with a phantasmagoric sense of danger. December 27, 2010 Went to ‘washing machine’ today. Huge cliffs at dusk, could barely see on the way back down. One rock was a lion’s head. I was inside a painting there, sitting down for a moment to feel the earth. I wanted to throw myself […]
February 11, 2011

Xiu Xiu : I Hate This Suffocating Fucking Towne

Xiu Xiu I Hate This Suffocating Fucking Towne February 2011 In the collected works for this exhibition, the members of Xiu Xiu span their continuing attempts at uprightness and unsparingness. All of the pieces are symbols of the wreck that is the mind and heart of Xiu Xiu. The band’s songs are about the experiences of child molestation, war, depression, the oppression of small towns, dancing alone too often, violent sex, loneliness, queer politics and the salvation found in cute things. Highlights include: Bizarre stuffed animals collected from 8 years of touring; a T-shirt written in the band members own blood; a collection of photos of a sex worker in Hanoi that were later used for the cover of the album A Promise; felt art about suicide used for the album Knife Play; felt art stolen from a preschool where […]
December 11, 2010

Harrison Haynes and Tory Wright : Counterfeit/Counterpart

Harrison Haynes and Tory Wright Counterfeit/Counterpart December 2010 A counterpart is a stand-in, a decoy, and a doppelganger for the real thing. It could be said that counterfeiting relates to an art practice that suggests a thing once removed or an interpretation or representation that implies a proposal of ‘authenticity’, a boast that could come true if the ruse works. Or, just as easily, its transparency, its fabricated nature, could be revealed. Fabrication suggests skilled labor along with the act of lying. Nonetheless, both require meticulousness, patience, practice and some amount of selfishness. In Counterfeit/Counterpart, Harrison Haynes and Tory Wright approach photography, appropriation and collage in opposing ways. Photographic images move into a sculptural practice and sculptural objects are compressed into two-dimensional surfaces. Haynes’ work employs material transformation to investigate interior spaces and objects related to his experiences as a […]
November 11, 2010

Lee Misenheimer : Devil Dowsing

Lee Misenheimer Devil Dowsing November 2010 Devil Dowsing, new drawings by New York artist, Lee Misenheimer. Based in Brooklyn New York, Lee Misenheimer pursues drawing and other creative projects occasionally under the guise of Destroy Rock City. Born and raised in the Carolinas, Lee graduated with a BFA from East Carolina University School of Art. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at
September 11, 2010

Thad Kellstadt : Take a Trip on a Cloud

Thad Kellstadt Take a Trip on a Cloud September 2010 Take a Trip on a Cloud is a memory trip, part psychedelia, part flattened reality. The past is loosely interpreted and pieced together to form trippy and sparse landscapes. The only guidance offered is a road rug© and some blank VHS tapes. In the project room, Kellstadt will be screening a new video, 1-900-TEENSPIRIT . He has also produced a zine in conjunction with the show that will be available. Thad Kellstadt grew up in Ohio. He works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, video, installation, sculpture and zines. He has shown nationally and internationally at a variety of venues including Space 1026 in Philadelphia, Secret Project Robot in NYC, Lump in Raleigh, Heaven Gallery in Chicago, Alice Gallery in Brussels, Cell Project Space in London, and SPACE […]
August 6, 2010

4th Annual Benefit

4th Annual Benefit August 6th, 2010 The gallery will transform into late-summer party mode, with live music from the creative Chapel Hill band, Organos, led by musician/ artist, Maria Albani, of Schooner. There will also be a DJ set by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, and a not-to-miss video/performance from Neill Prewitt (Yuxtapongo) with guests.Beer for the event is generously provided by Carolina Brewing Co., and will be dispensed into your cup by the infamous keggerator/sculpture Beer2d2. There will be free snacks and food to munch on thanks to the fine folks at the Capital Club 16 Restaurant, and Team Lump. A raffle will be held in the project room at Lump with prizes such as gift cards to the Capital Club 16 Restaurant, gift cards to Duck and Dumpling and The Pit provided by Empire Eats, donations from Askew […]
June 11, 2010

Lydia Moyer : black damp

Lydia Moyer black damp June 2010 The work in black damp draws on the story of the town of Centralia, once a community of about 1600 people in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region. A fire has been burning underneath the erstwhile town for forty years and it is believed there is enough coal underneath it to fuel the fire for two hundred more. Moyer uses installation and single channel video to explore the strange story of Centralia and the experience of ownership. black damp stems from a series of experimental non-fiction video works about the landscape of American tragedy. Focusing on sights that are largely un-sanctified, each installment attempts to recount and memorialize the narrative of a community that is generally not prioritized in national memory. Loss lies at the heart of the work. Lydia Moyer is a media maker and […]
May 11, 2010

Text as Image group show curated by Bill Thelen

Text as Image group show curated by Bill Thelen May 2010 Text as Image brings together artists in a group show that explores language, text, and words as an image-making strategy. The exhibition will feature local and national artists and will include drawing, painting, video, installation, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Text as Image includes: Joshua Abelow (NY), Barry McGee (CA), Ray Johnson (RIP), Bill Thelen (NC), Laura Sharp Wilson (UT), Kirsten Stoltmann (CA), Rich McIsaac (NC), EJ Hauser (NY), Amy White (NC), Hope Hilton (GA), Leah Bailis (PA), Cammi Climaco (NY), Megan Sullivan & Rob Allen (NC), Harrison Haynes (NC), Jason Polan (NY), Michael Salter (OR), Richard C (IL), James Johnson (PA), Allyson Mellberg (VA), Jeremy Taylor (VA), Casey Cook (NC), Michael Klauke (NC), Andrew Suggs (PA) Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about […]
March 11, 2010

Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck : Worms are the Words

Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck Worms are the Words March 2010 Worms are the Words is a collaborative installation by Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck. The twisted narrative of this exhibition revolves around Shakerism, Wicca and a Salem legend-trip. To convey a sense of this story, Swenbeck and Feasley will transform the gallery into a Shaker interior. Two fundamental opposing forces are at work here. The first motif is a Shaker austerity rooted in the idea that Heaven is right here on earth. The second is the passionate abandon offered up in Shaker religious expression. At first glance, the simple reproductions seem to be a reverent but rough take on the original. On closer inspection, the room is filled with phantasmagorical details that belie a secret Pagan belief. Feasley will be making psychedelic spirit drawings hanging from peg rails, while […]
December 11, 2009

Daniel Davidson and Josh Rickards : Bad Dreams Starring Good Friends

Daniel Davidson and Josh Rickards Bad Dreams Starring Good Friends December 2009 Bad Dreams Starring Good Friends brings together two amazing artists for one great show. Daniel Davidson is out of New York City and Josh Rickards works out of Philadelphia. Daniel Davidson’s work is a fusion of hybrid characters, spaces and styles. Focusing on the urges and consequences of actions on a personal and social level, his work for the past few years has been about over-consumption. Often employing the comic or the grotesque, it is a reflection of societal overload, of the complexities of modern life, and the excesses and addictions that surround us. Josh Rickards grew up on an Island in SW Florida where his Dad was the local preacher and where people believed there was a yeti that lived in the everglades. He makes some work […]
November 11, 2009

Jason Polan : Please Trust Me

Jason Polan Please Trust Me November 2009 Please Trust Me is an exhibition of all different things. The source material ranges from comic book panels, to pages from LIFE Magazine, to notes found on the street. There are particular shapes, lines, letters and texts that I like and want to show to you.~~ Jason Polan This is Jason’s second exhibition at Lump and a new book will accompany the exhibition. Jason Polan is an artist living in New York City. He has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His drawings and projects have appeared in ARTnews, The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, McSweeney’s, and The New Yorker. He has made over 64 books. Polan is the founding member of Taco Bell Drawing Club and is currently trying to draw every person in New York. Polan is from […]