Team Lump

January 1, 2020

Lost Highway

December 31, 2019

♫ X Harlow, Endo Kame, Chinchorro ♫

December 30, 2019

Sticky Fingers of Time

December 16, 2019

♫ Memory Care Unit ♫

Friday January 3rd at 8pm. Like the fog holds the light. We invite you to an evening of performance by Memory Care Unit. Memory Care Unit = touching new age noise and brutal ambient by Cedar Village resident/performer/visual artist/underground music organizer Ryan Martin, who has more prolifically performed as Secret Boyfriend since 2005, with numerous cassettes and records released via his own Hot Releases label and other American underground labels, as well as the UK’s Blackest Ever Black. While the SB project has a stylistic palette of intuitively organized harsh noise, lo-fi electronics stretched towards emotional expanses, fake techno, haunted and familiar songforms rendered with acoustic instruments and other, and more, MCU explores the more deliberate, minimal branch of Rymar’s work, while still aiming for an emotional or visceral impact, the latter being more evident in a live-setting, with sound […]
November 9, 2019

♫ Spookstina, OPS ♫

Please join us on December 6 (First Friday) for performances by Spookstina and OPS, and a tape release of a mystical playlist by Devon Tuttle and Conner Calhoun . Coinciding with our current exhibits Whispers From Wizard Mountain and Mystical Logical, we send you down a river of synthesizers and loop pedal collage. More info to come.  
November 9, 2019

Movie Night – Wizards (1977)

Please join us on the evening of November 22 at 7 pm for a screening of Wizards, by Ralph Bakshi. To watch the animated cult film, Wizards (1977), is a bit like being a teenager who sneaks into a secluded patch of woods to drink Bartles & Jaymes wine coolers and smoke cigarettes, procured from a pull knob, vending machine; the illicit qualities are specific to an era deep enough in the past that they feel quaint. But those expressions of irreverence are so fundamental that they integrate seamlessly into in each consecutive generation’s sense of what is naughty. It is hardly a surprise that the inappropriateness of Wizards is still palpable today, and even less of a surprise that it bears notable influence on Conner Calhoun’s solo exhibition, Whispers From Wizard Mountain.  Here, Calhoun mines visual tropes of the […]
October 27, 2019

MYSTICAL LOGICAL

MYSTICAL LOGICAL November 1 – December 13, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, November 1st, 6 – 9pm Celia Gray, Jessica Ciocci, Brandon Boan and Ben Kinsley For this group show, four artists have encamped in a kind of No Man’s Land of reason. Curators, Orvokki Crosby and Jerstin Crosby, derived the title from a childlike misnomer of the word, “mythological.”  The works are created from a variety of materials: clay, fiber, 3-D printed resin, and sound. Seen at once, they reveal a natural convergence between mysticism and science, fantasy and rational logic. Their mysterious presence maps a topography where the laws of science are skewed, and the rules of creativity have come undone. http://jessicaciocci.com http://benkinsley.com
October 27, 2019

Conner Calhoun – Whispers From Wizard Mountain

WHISPERS FROM WIZARD MOUNTAIN November 1 – December 13, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, November 1st, 6 – 9pm A solo exhibition by Conner Calhoun For his first solo exhibition at LUMP, Conner Calhoun digs for his pagan roots and conjures highly personal folklore through drawings, paintings and sculpture. The work is inspired by illuminated manuscripts and fantasy narratives. The resulting phantasmagoria is rife with trauma, conspiracy and wry humor. It warns us to tread lightly in Calhoun’s creative dominion, because no pleasure goes unpunished. https://www.connercalhoun.com
August 15, 2019

Feels Warm, Like Things Burning

Feels Warm, Like Things Burning September 6 – October 26 Opening reception September 6, 6 – 9pm   Natalie Escobar, Alex C. Kerr, Saige Rowe, Hannah Tarr   Curated by Jamie Steele www.camayuhs.com     Closer, closer, getting warmer… Desire becomes a snake on the mountain.  By turning to the natural world, the work in Feels Warm Like Things Burning presents the idea of looking for something as well as hints at the inherent danger involved. We live in a world that dictates humans as agents of desire. Within this framework we struggle to create and to love. In a self-centered social order, where do we come together and what do we gather around? These four artists tend to work outside, depict an imagined natural landscape, or use materials found in nature as a means of finding beauty in darkness, […]
April 24, 2019

LUMP SUM Closing

This Saturday, April 27, helping us close out our LUMP SUM Benefit, C. Blomquist will play a solo/acoustic set of Country Music at Lump from 1:30 – 2:30pm. We will be serving pancakes, coffee, and more. Donations are always greatly appreciated. Yee-haw. MAKE NOTE: This week is your last chance to place a bid. Email info@lumpprojects.org for more information or to place, check, or up your bid. This is it. No bids will be accepted after 6pm on April 27th. For a full list of donor artists and a sampling of works available for bid, check out https://lumpprojects.org/lump-sum-2019-benefit-auction/  Amanda Barr will be leading a clay workshop from 3 – 5pm this day as well. The workshop is $25 and is limited to 10 people. She will be demonstrating traditional techniques and her own methods of making with clay. At the […]
April 24, 2019

Clay Date Closing (Workshop) – April 27th, 3-5

Amanda Barr will be leading a clay workshop Saturday, April 27th, 3 – 5pm. The workshop is $25 and limited to 10 people. She will be demonstrating traditional techniques and her own methods of making with clay. At the end of the workshop, she will collect each participants creation for firing. Participants can pick up their bisque fired piece from Lump or Amanda after the process is complete. Amanda is graciously donating materials and proceeds from the workshop to Lump. Also, watermelon aqua fresca! Please email info@lumpprojects.org to reserve your space now. Hurry seats are filling fast, and we’re not kidding. This will be the final day to see Amanda Barr, “Group Hoarder Face Time”, on view now thru this Saturday, April 27th. Suggested Donation: $25 (ALL PROCEEDS GO TO LUMP)    
April 22, 2019

Kirsten Stoltmann : I am Sorry

Kirsten Stoltmann I am Sorry May 3 – July 31, 2019   Kirsten Stoltmann is an artist living in Ojai, California who makes work about being uncomfortable and just trying to fit in, or not. Her work has been influenced by her Midwestern roots, self-deprecating and humorous nature, and Feminism.   Kirsten Stoltmann’s installation in gallery 1 includes the opportunity for mess…so “don’t worry about making a mess”. Stoltmann invites us to wallow on the floor with our emotions, wine, and whatever else you feel. It’s all a mess, living is a mess, and we are all messy.   The exhibition continues in gallery 2, with revised and reworked pieces originating from 2006. This series. aptly titled “Mariah Carey, Then and Now”, includes large, text based collage works. Stoltmann has altered initial interactions within each work as if to re-word […]