Team Lump

March 7, 2019

LUMP SUM 2019 Benefit Auction

LUMP SUM BENEFITFriday, April 5, 6-9pmLUMP, 505 S. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27601Free, no ticket required100% of proceeds go to LUMP    Lump’s first fundraising benefit, titled LUMP SUM, will occur Friday, April 5, from 6-9. The benefit includes a silent auction of over 72 original artworks, performances by Crowmeat Bob, Dan Melchior, and Jasmyn Milan, a memory capturing installation by Mollie Earls. Moon By Moon Apothecary (Chanelle A. Bergeron) will be providing herbal tonics and elixirs. The first issue of the Blount Force Magazine will be released as well! All this while DJ Gallimaufry helps guide us through the evening’s events. Seats to an elaborate and performative dinner by Victor Lytvinenko will be available for purchase. These seats are limited and will go fast. There will be other pieces, made especially for the benefit, that will be available for […]
March 7, 2019

Amanda Barr : Group Hoarder Face Time

Amanda Barr Group Hoarder Face Time March 22 – April 27 No material is off limits for Amanda Barr’s latest show, Group Hoarder Face Time. Barr explores the confusion of being a human in our current climate of excess consumption, clutter, and botched communication. In a performance titled Aerobica, she explores a decorative paper cup by bringing the design to life with handmade flamingo costumes, and an original soundtrack by Mac McCaughan. Barr will also present an installation that incorporates FaceTime video imported from an alternate universe, along with curated collected junk, painted textiles, ceramic sculptures and some sneaky contributions from fellow artists Conner Calhoun, April Childers and Bill Thelen. Barr invites you to investigate this story with popcorn clues or by asking Yellow Clairvoyant Therapist and assistant Sea Shell Icon. What the heck is happening? “Each being in the world is […]
February 22, 2019

Artist Talk – Calvin Brett

Please join us on Saturday, March 9 at 3pm for Calvin Brett’s artist talk. His exhibition, General Labor, is “Inspired by nature and following intuition, Calvin Brett creates trash agglomerations to display the aesthetic qualities of items gathered from public spaces. Through the creation of “lumps” and other sculptural groupings, he questions our relationship to consumption, waste, and reuse.” It will be running until March 16. Also be sure to check out SENTINELS (I) : INFILTRATE in gallery one, curated by The Neon Heater and Teréz Iacovino. Artists include: Amy Sacksteder, Christopher Martin, Eli Gfell, Emily Swanberg, Everything Is Collective, Marc Mitchell, Prerna, Rebecca Steele. Up until March 16. Donations appreciated!
January 25, 2019

Artist Talk : Aaron Zalonis

Please join us this upcoming First Friday, February 1st @ 7pm for an artist talk by Aaron Zalonis. His exhibition GOD, LUCIFER, AND THEIR NEIGHBOR : A Situation Comedy will be on view, exploring how we “exist both as characters in our familiar world… while simultaneously existing as super-evolved versions of ourselves piloting our characters.” This is the final week to view this exhibition and Recognition is a Form of Agreement, with works by Steve Mykietyn, Corey Escoto, and Carmen Tiffany. Come and always remember you “are nerve cells for a universe stranger than we can imagine.”
January 21, 2019

Calvin Brett : General Labor

Calvin Brett General Labor February 8 – March 16, 2019 Opening Reception and performance: Friday, February 8, 6 – 9pm     General labor is an installation about unskilled work. Inspired by nature and following intuition, Calvin Brett creates trash agglomerations to display the aesthetic qualities of items gathered from public spaces. Through the creation of “lumps” and other sculptural groupings, he questions our relationship to consumption, waste, and reuse. He exhibits trash as artifact, ultimately reflecting the negative effects of capitalism today. The installation will include a performance by the artist on February 8, 6 – 9pm.     “I’m interested in the creative capacity of entropy. Inspired by nature flourishing from it’s own discards, I work with trash to emulate this intuitive process through gathering and arranging garbage, from public spaces to interior consumer spaces. My work inside and outside […]
January 17, 2019

SENTINELS [l]: INFILTRATE

SENTINELS (I): INFILTRATE February 8 – March 16, 2019Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 6 – 9pm Part of The Neon Heater’s Year 7: The TemperatureThe Chess Club, curated by The Neon Heater and Teréz Iacovino Artists include: Amy Sacksteder, Christopher Martin, Eli Gfell, Emily Swanberg, Everything Is Collective, Marc Mitchell, Prerna, Rebecca Steele The Temperature is a curatorial project of The Neon Heater, an artist run space in Findlay, OH. As part of their seventh year of exhibitions, The Neon Heater will be curating a series of 26 exhibitions across the United States between September 2018 and May of 2019. A loose conceptual narrative will connect the exhibitions via a monthly framework that unfolds throughout the course of the year. The narrative is a critique of the Art world and capitalist art market, American nationalism and exceptionalism, and universalized Hollywood blockbusters. February’s […]
January 3, 2019

Recognition Is a Form of Agreement

Recognition Is a Form of AgreementJanuary 4 – February 2 Featuring works by Corey Escoto, Steve Mykietyn, and Carmen Tiffany Corey Escoto (b. 1983 Amarillo, Texas) has shown nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at Regina Rex, NY; Halsey Mckay, East Hampton, NY; Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL; Taymour Grahne, New York, NY; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  His work has been included in exhibitions at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; The ArtHouse at Jones Center, Austin; and international venues including ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany; Seven Days Brunch, Basel; FRAC Nord-Pas De Calais, Dunkerque, France. He is a recipient of the Gateway Foundation Grant, the Kala Art Institute Residency Program and Fellowship Award, and an Aperture Portfolio Prize finalist. Corey is a graduate of Texas Tech University (BFA 2004), Washington University in St. Louis (MFA 2007), […]
December 21, 2018

Aaron Zalonis: GOD, LUCIFER AND THEIR NEIGHBOR: A Situation Comedy

Aaron Zalonis GOD, LUCIFER AND THEIR NEIGHBOR: A Situation Comedy January 4 – February 2, 2019 “For the past couple of years, I have been thinking about Heaven, Hell and the belief that we are characters in a simulation of reality (as hypothesized by Nick Bostrom, Elon Musk and Neil deGrasse Tyson). Do we unknowingly exist both as characters in our familiar world of disease, boredom, waiting at the DMV, sitting in a dentist’s office, arguing about politics, ordering pickle & pimento loaf at the deli, crushing disappointment and occasional happiness while simultaneously existing as super-evolved versions of ourselves piloting our characters? Are we the nerve cells for a universe stranger than we can imagine? My paintings in this exhibition examine this and other worlds. I write and paint equally with my left and right hands as a way of […]
December 12, 2018

40th anniversary of Midwinter Day, by Bernadette Mayer

Midwinter Day, Bernadette Mayer A group reading celebrating the 40th anniversary of Midwinter Day Saturday, December 22 at 1:00pm From the back cover of Midwinter Day: Perhaps Bernadette Mayer’s greatest work, Midwinter Day was written on December 22, 1978, at 100 Main Street, in Lenox, Massachusetts. “Midwinter Day,” as Alice Notley notes, “is an epic poem about a daily routine.” In six parts, Midwinter Day takes us from awakening and emerging from dreams through the whole day — morning, afternoon, evening, night — to dreams again: “a plain introduction to modes of love and reason, / Then to end i guess with love, a method to this winter season / Now I’ve said this love it’s all i can remember / Of Midwinter Day the twenty second of December.” *** Please join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bernadette […]
November 20, 2018

Paul McMahon : It Takes a While to Figure Out Who You Really Are

Paul McMahon It Takes a While to Figure Out Who You Really Are November 30 – December 29   Artist reception and performance, December 7, 6 – 9pm   Lump is proud to present painting, sculpture, video and a performance by Paul McMahon. The exhibition will open Friday, November 30, 6 – 9pm. An Artist Reception and performance by McMahon will occur Friday, December 7, 6 – 9pm. In 1982 Paul McMahon (b. 1950) and Nancy Chunn created 10 large paintings. McMahon and Chunn refer to these works as SONG PAINTINGS. Each painting is a very literal illustration of its song. These paintings were originally intended to be backdrops for McMahon’s performance of these songs. They were used for that purpose only once, at Artists Space in New York City in May of 1982. The two main subjects are vicious art world gossip and cute little songs about […]
November 13, 2018

LITU (Leaving Impossible Things Unattended) : Mike Dimpfl and Ginger Wagg : Saturday, Novemeber 17

Leaving Impossible Things Unattended LITU interventions are made by Mike Dimpfl and Ginger Wagg lituperformance.com #LITU #lituisyou “Leaving Impossible Things Unattended (LITU) is an ongoing site and viewer specific performance tracing the relationship between our bodies, the body politic, and the waste we think we can leave behind. Part call-to-action, part call-and-response, it evokes a problem and the games we struggle to play in our daily life to avoid responsibility. On Saturday, November 17th Ginger Wagg brings #LITU’s dirty plastic bag rope out for an afternoon of endless and unrequited unraveling. For the closing of “Semiotics of Cruising” we wonder about the unwelcome commodity of waste, the unwanted, the ignored and the private spaces where we find each other. “
October 24, 2018

House Fire, Widow, Helluene, Secret Boyfriend : Friday, November 2, 10pm

Some locals, some travelers. In conjunction with our exhibit Trace message from under quarry stone. And for the sake of sunflowers growing out of the gallery floors, LUMP invites you to an evening of performances on Friday November 2, 10pm. Donations donations donations. In order we have: Helluene  Widow Secret Boyfriend House Fire