Team Lump

July 24, 2017

Up All Night

Up All Night September 1 – 30, 2017 Statement by George Jenne Up All Night describes the point at which video art and music video intersect. Born close to the same time and out of a single technology, these disparate forms are like fraternal twins, having evolved in divergent economies and separate creative worlds. Each was created by people whose ideals seem to be at odds with the other, yet inextricable. a brief history of timecode It’s possible to imagine a void where MTV originally existed, if it were not for Glen O’Brian’s TV Party, which first appeared on New York City public access television in 1978. It was a raucous blend of art and music that made a point of being “no budget,” technically naive and deeply cynical. It reflected the bankruptcy and disrepair of New York that had […]
July 10, 2017

Before The War – A Virtual Reality Experience

BEFORE THE WAR August 4 – September 16, 2017 Before the War is a first-of-its kind art exhibit in North Carolina that will take visitors on an immersive journey, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in traditional gallery environments. The artwork is based on the sketches, paintings and models of NC based artist, Tyler Jackson. Experienced through the medium of Virtual Reality, the loose narrative unfolds through six vignettes exploring the life, death and afterlife of Jackson’s characters. The Team: Tyler Jackson – Artist & Animator Alisha Hawkins – Project Manager Doug Kinnison – Developer Derick Childress – 3D artist Alex Davis – Sound Designer and Composer Fabian Marquez – Story Consultant Special thanks to our community partners: Lenovo Legion Team Lincoln Hancock  
July 4, 2017

Show Off: Digiscapes!

Show Off July 7 – 29, 2017 This July the Lump interns are curating each side of the gallery and inviting viewers to score their exhibits.  Exhibition guides will act as score cards for visitors to use as they think about the exhibitions and the curating styles. Digiscapes! Curated by Anthony Hamilton Anthony Hamilton was born in Kingston, Ontario. He received a BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently works as an artist in Durham, NC. Behind the pixelated screen, a current cuts through the landscape: digitization. Discovering new places is both easier and harder due to the complete digitization of the American wilderness. With  1.3 trillion photos taken a year, landscape has taken the role of any exterior space: parking lots, suburban backyards, working quarries; not solely public picturesque vistas. New […]
July 4, 2017

Show Off: Waves To Live By

Show Off July 7 – 29, 2017 This July the Lump interns are curating each side of the gallery and inviting viewers to score their exhibits.  Exhibition guides will act as score cards for visitors to use as they think about the exhibitions and the curating styles. WAVES TO LIVE BY Curated by Conner Calhoun Conner Calhoun earned his BFA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts, NYC in 2015. He’s recently shown his work in Leipzig DEU, Raleigh NC, New York NY and Barcelona SP. WAVES TO LIVE BY is a group show with works by Julia Santoli, Rachel Zaretsky, Jinhee Qwak, Shaun St. Lucas, Harris Bauer, Tedd Anderson, Doris Guo, Logan Britt, Lizz Thabet, Austin Caskie and Julia Stoddard. Mourning Dew was the original title of the exhibition, morning spelled with a “u” is […]
June 23, 2017

Carmen Neely : 17 feet away

Carmen Neely 17 feet away June 2 – July 1, 2017 For the past year I have collected striking phrases from personal conversations and encounters. These phrases become the titles for my compositions. They also guide my decision making as I work through constructing a visual embodiment of the experience housed in those abstracted words. These particular works summarize a six-month period during which most of my actions revolved around the preparation for and expectation of looming and uncertain change. Thus, the images are documents of anxiety, longing, restlessness, hope, and apprehension. Additionally, they represent a directionless pursuit of things and people that feel close but are momentarily obscured. The sensation is a universal one – of searching for a defining opportunity that should be “right around the corner”, meeting a life partner that has lived in the same neighborhood […]
May 5, 2017

Log@Lump: Data Plan for a Preserving Machine

LOG at Lump Mini Series, Part Three: Data Plan for a Preserving Machine May 5 – 28, 2017 Featuring Elizabeth Ferry, Takashi Horisaki, and William Paul Thomas LOG presents the third and final installment of its mini series at Lump, Data Plan for a Preserving Machine. The three person group show includes works by Elizabeth Ferry, Takashi Horisaki, and William Paul Thomas. PLOT SYNOPSIS This guy, who is a doctor, is all worried about what is gonna happen to all the art in the world when everything goes to shit, kinda like it looks like it’s going to now. Like, I mean, he is worried about what will happen to all the art and music when it’s all destroyed. A buddy comes out and visits him in L.A. He tells him of his plan to save or preserve all this “high culture” material. […]
May 5, 2017
Ippis Halme collage

Other Nature

  OTHER NATURE May 5 – 28, 2017 Curated by: Orvokki Crosby & Jerstin Crosby Featuring Esther Ruiz, Renee Delosh, Jessica Langley, Christina Van der Merwe, Olivia Ciummo, John Bowman, Ippis Halme, and Lovid. Other Nature brings together work that highlights our mediated relationship with the natural world through abstraction, humor, hallucination, intervention and critique. The work in the show brings together artists based in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Chapel Hill working in painting, video, collage, sculpture and mixed media. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at
April 27, 2017

Hong-Ân Truong : Treatment for A Year of the Rabbit

Treatment for A Year of the Rabbit April 7 – 29, 2017   Lump is pleased to announce Treatment for A Year of the Rabbit by Hong-Ân Truong. Lump will host an closing artist’s talk on Saturday, April 29th at 11am. The exhibition will run from April 7 – 29, 2017. Lump has expanded its public hours: Thursdays – Saturdays from 12pm – 6pm (other days by appointment). …. This film has already been made. It was made better than I could have ever made it. I’m glad it was made because to make a film about you is to risk death. When I went home for the first time I met your sisters, your brother, all their children, and all of their children’s children. They were alive even though I had hardly thought about their lives. I saw your […]
March 15, 2017

Deadpan – LOG at Lump

Deadpan  March 2017 LOG at Lump Mini Series, Part Two: Deadpan Featuring Kerry Law, Alex O’Neal and Kirsten Stoltmann After the conclusion of its first season at the Sugar Shack, Chapel Hill’s LOG (Low Occupancy Gallery) presents Deadpan, Part Two of a Mini Series at Lump in Raleigh, NC. Deadpan features works by Kerry Law (NY), Alex O’Neal (NY) and Kirsten Stoltmann (CA). +++ I’m laughing so hard. I can’t even tell you. Even if i can get it out, it wont be funny. Ding Dong… Should I tell you what it’s about? Whooooo iiiiiiis iiiiiiiiit? You’ll never get it. You won’t understand. If I tell you one part, you’ll be thinking about another. I don’t even know where the parts are that you’ll be looking for. I mean…like…I didn’t lose an earring. See, they are both here. The front […]
January 21, 2017

Lump Re-launch: “We Are Happy To Serve You”

We Are Happy To Serve You January 28 – March 1 We Are Happy to Serve You sets off a full month of spectacle as LUMP transforms from a grassroots DIY space to a community supported non-profit project space. Founded by Bill Thelen and Med Byrd, Lump began as an artist run gallery in 1996. Over the past twenty years, Bill, Med, and artists of Team Lump have served the NC community providing space for thought-provoking art, while acting as a pipeline for conversation between North Carolina and the larger contemporary art world. This February we celebrate LUMP and kickstart the next twenty years with what we believe are required viewings: Over 20 collaborations and performances that you must see by artists you need to know.   Installations: “El lugar de tus ideals” – (an elaborate mexican market, dreamlike, something) […]
November 5, 2016

LOG : Background

LOG at Lump Background November 2016 Mini Series, Part One: Background Featuring Lauren Clay, Julia Gartrell and Angelina Gualdoni After the conclusion of its first season at the Sugar Shack, Chapel Hill’s LOG (Low Occupancy Gallery) presents Background, Part One of a Mini Series at Lump in Raleigh, NC. Background features works by Lauren Clay, Julia Gartrell and Angelina Gualdoni. +++ Motion sensor on a really old screen door. Outputs, maintain time is but the stream I go a-fishin in. Why did Thoreau live in the woods? He was inventing a toaster with three slots. Same old brick, but it’s different yay. Yeah that’s candy paint, on my 7 Tre. An extra never ends, it’s background replication. Extra lasts, extra long. +++ Before the scene can be developed, the background must first exist. Physical movements, screen progressions and gestures toward […]
October 5, 2016

Chris Musina : Just Another Animal

Just Another Animal October 2016 Chris Musina writes — “My work considers the animal in visual culture, and I have started thinking about things like masks, traps and trinkets, specifically what those types of things might mean in the lexicon of what is animal. This research delves into the darker aspects of the animal as it leads to conversations in post-humanism and a critical response to the hubris of the “anthropocene”. I have an interest in subjects like terror management theory, deep ecology, and nihilism — more specifically as they relate to representing animals and the cultural discomfort with the animal inside of us all. In an attempt to erode those comfortable boundaries between nature and culture, I work in the liminal space between the wild and the domestic, the humorous and the horrific, the acceptable and the absurd. Making […]