Team Lump

May 2, 2015

Harrison Haynes : Isolated Tracks

Harrison Haynes Isolated Tracks May 2015 For his second solo exhibition at Lump, North Carolina-based artist Harrison Haynes employs studio-based photography to advance his abiding interest in the confluence of visual art and music. Isolated Tracks features a new group of unframed photographs tacked directly to the gallery walls. The photographs depict sculptural and still-life arrangements comprised of a variety of materials, including Mylar tape, packing tape, pine tree branches, and hornet’s nests. Haynes builds these displays and then photographs them in front of paper and canvas backdrops which he has hand-painted in highly saturated hues of red-orange and blue. In addition to the title’s allusion to music (isolated tracks are portions of vocal or instrumental performances of well-known songs separated from the rest of their mix), references to drumming and song writing abound in Haynes’ photographs. For example, one […]
April 2, 2015

Joy Drury Cox : Pockets

Joy Drury Cox Pockets April 2015 My work often deals with shapes and spaces that are both ubiquitous and often overlooked. After completing a large project last year, I am at another beginning place with my artwork. For this, my first exhibition in North Carolina, I am working from intuition. I began by gathering several pairs of blue jeans and cutting the pockets out of them. After various tests and experiments, what has resulted so far is a series of drawings, which aesthetically reference maps, Rorschach tests and textiles. I’m interested in the place where drawings can be “of something” but are open enough to be read as many things. — Joy Drury CoxJoy Drury Cox was born in Atlanta, GA. In 2001, she graduated with a B.A. in English from Emory University. She earned her M.F.A. from the School […]
March 2, 2015

Amanda Barr : Real Talk Catastrophe

Amanda Barr Real Talk Catastrophe March 2015 “This series of paintings has been a long time coming. My dad and grandfather were painters, and I’ve always painted but been inspired and distracted by the idea that one can use any material they want, so I got away from painting a series. It’s been like having a long dinner with an old friend creating these. Where I’m getting inspiration is Oaxaca, Mexico in construction and the resourcefulness I see there. A lot of color. There is a frantic feeling I almost always have of rushing and stopping and constant moving, on the go lifestyle that I and most people I am around have. A hectic rush rush, and then the need for peace and calm but not really knowing how to achieve it. I like to call this phenomenon machine gun […]
February 2, 2015

Josh Rickards : Livin Lovin Livin

Josh Rickards Livin Lovin Livin February 2015 Dwellings, dwelling on things, and the life and loves you try and accommodate in ones own life. Livin Lovin Livin, explores the relationships between art, others and the self. The exhibition will include over 30 drawings and paintings. Josh Rickards grew up on an island in SW Florida where he dreamed of one day getting out. Rickards received his BA at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and his MFA from UNC Greensboro. He lived in Greensboro for a while and before relocating to Philadelphia and finally to Los Angeles where he currently lives with his wife, son and dog. Rickards has exhibited at Lump in Raleigh, ADA Gallery in Richmond, Vox Populi, Fleisher OIlman and Space 1026 in Philadelphia, Cell Space in London UK and Paredon Blanco in Los Angeles. […]
December 2, 2014

Tyler Wolf : Transmutation

Tyler Wolf Transmutation December 2014 Tyler Wolf’s new show Transmutation is based on the idea of change, change we impose upon the world and change that is imposed upon us by the larger universe. The splitting of atoms and splicing of genes are certain themes that make their way into some of his new paintings. Will the change we impose upon the world be a positive thing, or are we just creating monsters? Tyler Wolf is a graduate of ECU with a BFA in painting and drawing. He is a founding member of the band Valient Thorr. Wolf is also member of Team Lump and this is first solo show at Lump. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
October 2, 2014

Daniel Davidson : #movingpictures

Daniel Davidson #movingpictures October 2014 “My work is a fusion of hybrid characters, spaces and styles. Focusing on the urges and consequences of actions on a personal, as well as social level, my work has been about over-consumption for the past few years. Often employing the comic or the grotesque, my work is a reflection of societal overload, of the complexities of modern life, and the excesses and addictions that surround us.” -Daniel Davidson. For his first solo exhibition at Lump, Davidson presents a new body of work entitled #movingpictures. The exhibition will include projected drawing animations, a group of collaged drawings where the images migrate and mutate from older drawings, a series of photos called “One Sided Love” and a series of drawings of heads culled from office faxes, old children’s books and optical illusion magazines. Daniel Davidson was […]
September 2, 2014

David Colagiovanni : The Shredder Sessions

The Shredder Sessions September 2014 David Colagiovanni (Athens, OH) is an artist/composer who reconfigures and sequences video, sound and space. Colagiovanni will host The Shredder Sessions at Lump, where musicians from the Hopscotch Music Festival lineup (September 4th-6th) will improvise on a kinetic sound sculpture comprised of paper shredders, prepared chord organs, fire-bells, hand mixers, blenders, cymbals and other sound-making devices. Renowned audio engineer and artist David McConnell will produce and record the sessions, which will be free and open to the public. Lump will be open to the public Friday/Saturday, September 5th & 6th from 12pm-6pm with live recording sessions with Hopscotch Artists. A special performance is scheduled during the First Friday Art Walk. Please pay attention to @siteworknc on twitter for announcements about the performances. David Colagiovanni is an artist/composer living and working in Athens, Ohio who reconfigures […]
July 15, 2014

blursome/HANZ/Edy Bower

blursome/HANZ/Edy Bower July 25th, 2014 Lump is pleased to announce a free concert of three vanguard producers featuring blursome, HANZ and Edy Bower on Friday, July 25th at 9pm. blursome (Raleigh) Over the past year, blursome has taken to Soundcloud to release a series of impressive tracks. They are uncluttered, propulsive, and generally dark, and the entire selection conveys a skillful and patient approach from producer Lara Wehbie. Moreover, the compositions mark blursome as an artist to watch moving forward, especially with a premium slot at Hopscotch Music Festival and an official release from Locus Recordings in 2014. Listen HANZ (Durham) HANZ is the experimental project of Brandon Juhans. His music combines elements of sample based hip-hop and musique concrète to create a catalog of mechanical, nebulous and abstract compositions. His unique brand of beat production landed him an official […]
May 2, 2014

Jerstin Crosby : Generation Hex

Generation Hex May 2014 You’re in the middle of a forest. Your phone is dead now. At least you are living you think. Really living. The difference is just formatting. A way to categorize. You know how 1997 felt yellow and 1993 seemed dark green. You are lying on the earth pushing a dead phone into the mud. A large magnolia leaf is sticking up out of the hole where the headphones normally fit, like a little vase. “Is there something that I can help with? “, a muffled monotone speaks through the mud. A low purple glow from the display. 1996, is that you? A surge of interest brought you to the forest that afternoon. What you were to become could not yet be gleaned by looking through the backlogs or by simply studying the expression behind your dark […]
April 2, 2014

Chris Bogia

Chris Bogia April 2014 Primarily composed of plywood, and relying on balance and tension alone to maintain structural integrity, these new works by Chris Bogia signal a shift into abstraction and a departure from his previous installation works while maintaining his signature surface treatment of appliquéd yarn. The exhibition is anchored by a series of wall compositions that rest in rectangular frames, embodying a style of geometric abstraction illustrative of mid-century modernist painting and it’s decorative domestic iterations. Eschewing paint, and relying on building materials and textiles, these works suggest sculptures of paintings (the frames and the shapes within are all cut from the same birch plywood sheet). Though designed and executed with precision, their handcrafted surface complicates this – suggesting the personal devotion of a maker: repetitive and calculated, careful and doting. The aspect ratio and curvature of the […]
February 2, 2014

Thad Kellstadt : Range Life

Range Life February 2014 Range Life can get lonely, out on the plains with the wind gusting up. The cornfields stretch out forever and the strip malls are pale under the blazing sun. Ubiquitous yet alien, in this vastness details go unnoticed, like the bushes outside of Target or the soil beneath the endless rows of corn. On the range, edges are invisible, blurring into the horizon, itself a distant blur of changing colors. Where are we? Rather than melt into the landscape the work in Range Life aspires to both connect and contrast with the enigmatic plains. Delineated by hard angles, bold colors and patterns, paintings become their own non-landscape landscapes. An alien life form demands to be acknowledged. David Bowie receives an answer to a long-awaited question. And a drummer forms a new relationship to the corn grown […]
December 4, 2013

Lee Delegard / Carolyn Janssen : A Tooth for an Eye

Lee Delegard / Carolyn Janssen A Tooth for an Eye December 2013 Lee Delegard’s sculptures and installations playfully combine domestic materials culled from her everyday life, (Coconut Water boxes, Keds, mugs, found metal pipes, hair extensions), with abstracted papier-mâché and ceramic forms. Her works utilize elements inherent to the medium of sculpture, i.e. mass, volume, scale and balance, to create a sense of instability and unease. In this way, Delegard explores precarious relationships between juxtaposed materials, viewing them as analogous to the unsustainable connections between identity, consumer goods, and the limitations of art as a language itself. In Carolyn Janssen’s large-scale tableaus, photographs of everyday objects are layered and repeated to create disorienting, sublime landscapes. Blurring the line between painting and photography, Janssen immerses her viewer in psychedelic digital worlds, where roaming packs of the artist perform unrecognizable rituals and […]