Team Lump

April 4, 2018

Artist Talk – Maria Britton : Saturday, April 21 at 2pm

Artist talk – Maria Britton Saturday, April 21 at 2pm Come join us as Maria Britton discusses her exhibition Low Relief, there shall be coffee and snacks. You will also be able to see April Childers’ Sensitive Situation. Closing dates are April 28.
March 6, 2018

Artist Talk – Becky Flanders : March 10 at 3:00pm

Artist Talk – Becky Flanders March 10 at 3:00pm Becky Flanders will discuss her exhibition titled PAIN BODIES: Political resistance and the accumulation of psychic pain. This will also be your last chance to view the exhibition. It’s gonna be a good one! Becky Flanders is an artist and entrepreneur based in Tampa, FL. Born in the Washington DC area in 1980, she received her BS in Artificial Life and the Digital Arts from UMBC in 2002, and her MFA in Photography from USF in 2009. She is a leading member of the photography collective Fountain of Pythons, and a member of the all-female curatorial collective CUNSTHAUS. Her work has been exhibited from Miami to Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Japan, and Australia. Her works have recently been accepted into the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute. Her focuses are the mythic […]
March 5, 2018

April Childers – Sensitive Situation (March 16 – April 28)

April Childers Sensitive Situation March 16 – April 28   Childers develops complex relationships by re-contextualizing objects and imagery in popular culture. Working toward a de-familiarization and sense of detachment, she aims to create numbing alienation contrived from referencing ephemeral, everyday forms. Using hard and fast truths to display urgent expressions, she ultimately renders the original subject’s intention vacant. Working with and from existing objects—from mass culture to private life, from philosophical meanderings to routine responses, Childers incorporates personal imagery and autobiographical artifacts for their formal qualities to examine an invisible or negative space that is often created in the re-interpretation of the image or object’s intended reference. Working with a variety of materials and processes, she often magnifies, arranges, overlays, remakes and alters objects and images to transgress roles of their design, functionality and ownership. At times, deliberate gestures appear as […]
February 27, 2018

Maria Britton: Low Relief (March 16 – April 28)

Maria Britton Low Relief March 16 – April 28, 2018 Britton’s works incorporate painting, sewing, and relief sculpture in her continued explorations of notions of femininity and feminism, high and low forms of art making, and dreams and disasters. Her circuitous route as a painter, compelled to work primarily with used, mostly floral, patterned bed sheets, has led her to more sculptural concerns of bending the grid. Works included in Low Relief include paintings and sculptures but often hover between the two. Britton (b. 1982 Florence, South Carolina) lives and works in Carrboro, NC. She received her BFA from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and her MFA in painting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recent exhibitions include Camayuhs in Atlanta, GA; Tempus Projects in Tampa, FL; Flagpost with Tether Projects in Durham, NC; The Scrap Exchange in […]
January 27, 2018

Becky Flanders : PAIN BODIES (Feb 2 – March 10)

Becky Flanders PAIN BODIES Political resistance and the accumulation of psychic pain Feb 2 – March 10, 2018 LUMP is pleased to announce artist, Becky Flanders, as our next installment. Becky Flanders is an artist and entrepreneur based in Tampa, FL. Born in the Washington DC area in 1980, she received her BS in Artificial Life and the Digital Arts from UMBC in 2002, and her MFA in Photography from USF in 2009. She is a leading member of the photography collective Fountain of Pythons, and a member of the all-female curatorial collective CUNSTHAUS. Her work has been exhibited from Miami to  Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Japan, and Australia. Her works have recently been accepted into the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute.  Her focuses are the mythic feminine, transcendent and ecstatic states, sex positivity, and the relationship between subjects and states. More info […]
December 14, 2017

Adrift Ben Alper

Adrift Ben Alper 2015 Adrift Flat Space Books, 2015 68 pages, 38 color images Softcover, perfect bound 10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm.) Edition of 150 ISBN: 978-1-942749-62-2 Each edition is hand numbered and comes with a 4 x 6″ print from the original album $35 http://benalper.com/adrift
November 27, 2017

Bill Brown: Analog Playhouse (December 1 – January 18)

Analog Playhouse consists of two exhibitions, Moving Pictures (opening December 1st in gallery 2) and Aura Retrieval Machines (opening December 8th in gallery 1). Moving Pictures There are no motion pictures. There are only sequences of still images. Motion is a neurophysiological effect. It is the trick movies play on our brains. 3 CHANNEL SLIDE ANIMATOR is a sculptural consideration of the illusion of motion created by the rapid projection of still images. Three 35mm slide projectors equipped with photocells project a series of simple geometrical shapes at precise intervals. The slide images are projected onto two screens: one screen is fixed, while the other is motorized and moves through the planes of focus of the projected images. As the motorized screen travels through the gallery space, the three channels of still images alternately combine into a single animated image, […]
October 4, 2017

Jeff Bell : Night, Day, Night (November 9th – December 2nd)

Description In this project I will create related work in two different locations at the same time. On November 9-18, I will build one large object at Lump Gallery, in Raleigh, and another at the Greensboro Project Space, in Greensboro. I will begin with deconstructing a piano in each space, which I will use as source material to create the new work. Additionally, each space will be outfitted with a camera and a monitor. The camera in Greensboro will send video in to the monitor in Raleigh and vise-versa. Over the course of the project, I will travel back and forth to work in both locations. Visitors at one location will be able to observe the current status of the construction in both spaces. They will also be able to watch me working, even if I’m at the other location. […]
September 1, 2017
George Jenne, Lump

You’ve Reached the Office of Stuart Ullman

You’ve Reached the Office of Stuart Ullman George Jenne October 6 – November 4, 2017 A near exact recreation of the office set from the Overlook Hotel in the 1980 film, The Shining is the centerpiece of George Jenne’s third solo show at LUMP. You’ve Reached the Office of Stuart Ullman measures the veracity of cinephilia by taking verisimilitude to its threshold. The show will open with the fully realized office on display, empty of its necessary characters.  Opposite the installation, there will be a two channel video that portrays a fan of the movie as he discomfortingly mouths the words of a notorious scene while the movie plays offscreen.  The banality of Stuart Ullman’s office makes the portentous moments that occur inside of it all the more palpable. It is an outlier, embedded deep in the eerie spacial and […]
August 29, 2017

Specular Sounds: September 8th and 9th

Exploring the relationship between performance art and music.
August 2, 2017

Art Writing Workshop with Paddy Johnson

Art Writing Workshop Series Workshop I:  Paddy Johnson, ArtFCity September 30th, 2017  This September 30th, Lump will begin the first in a series of art writing workshops. Thanks to programming support from The Andy Warhol Foundation of the Visual Arts, the workshop is free. REGISTER HERE Learn how to write about art like the pros. Led by Paddy Johnson, founder of the New York based Art Blog Art F City, this course will cover everything from how to how to choose the shows you review, how to structure and build critique, to tips on DIY publishing. It’s everything you’ll need to know, in a course taught by one of New York’s lead critics. Skills taught: How to identify shows to review. How to write about the show in a way that’s clear and easily understood. How to structure a review so people will […]
August 2, 2017

Crochet Workshop with Olek & The Office of Raleigh Arts

Love Across the USA, North Carolina Presented by Olek and Raleigh Arts The North Carolina Project: The Office of Raleigh Arts is excited to host New York-based artist Olek as she begins the North Carolina leg of her 50-state public art project, Love Across the USA.  Olek, who is widely known for “yarn-bombing” sites, will work with participants to create a portrait of an important North Carolina woman.  The completed work will be approximately 40’ wide and over 20’ high, and will debut on the eastern facade of the Raleigh Convention Center in October 2017. This August Olek will lead a series of workshops to create the artwork here in North Carolina. These workshops will teach participants the crochet technique necessary to help create Raleigh’s tribute to a strong woman’s voice.  After the workshops, participants will be in charge of […]