Tim Harrington Kiss Without End November 2013 “Nothing in the world is more seductive then the reverie of unchained curiosity. Rocks flipped over, machines disassembled, zits poked. Spelunking infinitely forking rabbit holes is where I discover new creative routes developing a dense and personal map that connects sensual stimulation, scientific inquiry, and narrative thought. The material output from this exploration isn’t about reporting/recording discovered/created meaning but on the process itself. In multiple contexts and with multiple expressions my work aims to illuminate the surprising moments of synthesis that await investigation all around us.” – Tim Harrington Kiss Without End is a reference to Culte de Baiser Sans Fin (The cult of the Endless Kiss) is the name of a fictional game/cult in Infinite Jest where teenagers lock in a kiss, each holding the other’s head in place and nose closed. […]
Rich McIsaac This Is Not Your Land October 2013 “As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.” – Frank Zappa This Land Is Not Your Land is the first solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Rich McIsaac. This Land playfully challenges our widely held beliefs of property ownership through an investigative series of collages, crayon drawings, photographs, sculpture and video that reveal a youthful drive to defy boundaries. The title derives without contempt for the famous Woody Guthrie song “This Land Is Your Land.” Instead, the artist imagines what exists beyond the “nothing” Guthrie sings of being found “on the other side of a No Trespassing sign.” While the environmental imagery of This Land is staged […]
Harrison Haynes No Concert September 2013 No Concert is a site-specific installation of new work by the Durham-based artist Harrison Haynes consisting of sound, video projection and photography. It is the artist’s first solo show at Lump and his first solo exhibition since completing the Bard MFA program in 2012. Using Francis Picabia’s 1924 collaborative, interdisciplinary event Relâche as a jumping off point, Haynes brings together aspects of his own multifarious practice under one roof. For the installation, Haynes has taken cues from the space itself, both historically and architecturally, in determining the layout. A large projected video screen bisects the gallery and cycles through a series of scenes depicting assemblages of objects in Haynes’ studio as they are subjected to certain conditions of light. Large, unframed photographs hang from the ceiling, showing tiers of metal work-lamps, another reference to […]
Mark Jackson/Tony Lewis/John Neff May 2013 Organized by participating artist John Neff, Mark Jackson / Tony Lewis / John Neff will present two bodies of drawings and a sound recording. A publication featuring an essay by artist Gillian Riley will accompany the exhibition. Mark Jackson’s charcoal portraits of lone men – primarily African-American and Latino youths – are based on images from the artist’s photographic scrapbooks. His sensitively rendered, carefully individualized portraits contrast with the anonymity and “lowness” of his sources, often vintage pornographic and pulp magazines. This contrast opens onto a series of questions about, for example: the relationship between artistic production and erotic desire, where “individuality” is located within a portrait image, and the play of generality and specificity that operates in both serial image-making and sexual attraction. Tony Lewis’s drawings of fragmentary texts, geometric patterns and enveloping […]
Megan Sullivan & Tyler Wolf Modern Mythos April 2013 Modern Mythos is a modern look at ancient myths. Tyler Wolf’s energetic painting method conveys his response to the Universe, past, present and future; and the myths civilizations create to explain everything from basic human emotions to natural phenomena. Megan Sullivan utilizes the method of weaving, which has been represented in images and myths from the earliest of times. Her modern view of the ancient loom’s artifact incorporates t-shirts, thread and animal bones. Tyler Wolf received a BFA from East Carolina University; his art is influenced by everyday interactions with the universe, past present and future. He writes “I am interested how humanity tries to understand the cosmos, the myths and stories that civilizations create to explain everything from basic human emotions to intergalactic events.” Wolf is also a founding member […]
Hateful March 2013 Hateful creates, manipulates, and collages images in order to play with notions of femininity and masculinity, juxtaposing archival and contemporary photographs to reveal gendered concerns as timeless performances. Hateful is a collaboration between Tory Wright, based in North Carolina where she works in visual merchandising, and Lydia Moyer, based out of Virginia where she teaches art at the University of Virginia. Along with a cast of occasional collaborators, Wright and Moyer use Hateful as a platform to do things that don’t fit neatly into their individual studio practices and to take risks they might never take on their own. Hateful Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
Secret Boyfriend/Russian Tsarlag Guests of Horror: Your Worst Nightmare, In It’s Own Hell February 2013 Guests of Horror: Your Worst Nightmare, In It’s Own Hell presents the visual work by two outstanding musicians Carlos Gonzales (Russian Tsarlag) and Ryan Martin (Secret Boyfriend). Both artists are unified by a low culture, degenerated, amateur, and garbage aesthetic. Carlos Gonzales will be presenting black and white horror collages, medium-sized full color drawings, and a few pieces of dried up, spray-painted costumes. He will also be screening a new home video, Heaven’s Rope. Ryan Martin will be exhibiting xerox-rendered collages, drawings, and with fliers from local, sub-underground shows. After the opening reception, Lump will close for an hour and re-open at 11pm for two amazing performances by Russian Tsarlag and Secret Boyfriend to celebrate the release of their brand new split lp on Martin’s […]
Jason Osborne Fast and Frugal December 2012 The term ‘fast and frugal’ is used in heuristics and cognitive psychology to describe a process of decision-making and learning. This method of problem solving is characterized by a ‘seat of the pants’ mentality, ‘rule of thumb’ thinking or an intuitive judgment. These judgments are not made by exhaustive research and logical charting over years of study, but by the immediate, limited information at hand, in conjunction with passed experience gained. Could it be we are smarter than we think when we are not over thinking? Jason Osborne’s recent paintings reveal a camaraderie with this philosophy, evident in the process and the materials with which they were composed. Often, the marks contain a speed reminiscent of a snap judgment and often reek of frugality in their sparseness; the pieces, though wobbly and awkward, […]
Family Kachadourian Troika November 2012 Troika – Jan Razauskas, Gary Kachadourian and their son Jason Kachadourian three artists of distinctly different sensibilities will explore overlapping themes and perspectives just before they sit down to thanksgiving dinner together. In a series of six triptychs, each of the artists selects two works to serve as the core image of a three-part assembly; the other two artists put forward a response to the core work with a work of their own. Part schema, part gamble, the triptychs are an exploration of the conveyances of media, format and intentionality. Jason Kachadourian embeds elements of loose patterning within a rigorous framework of cement, wood or silkscreen – drawing inspiration from the mix of structures and nature in his Brooklyn, New York locale. Gary Kachadourian of Baltimore, draws on an intimate scale, and then enlarges his […]
Sarah Gamble You Pretend I’m Psychic October 2012 In the project room we will feature You Pretend I’m Psychic new work by Sarah Gamble. The challenge of layering landscape painting with abstracted ideas of string theory, the multiverse, transpersonal psychology, and regular every-day existence are at the the center of Gamble’s work. Connected to this center are many formal elements, which provide the construct of her imagery. She finds this imagery through basic observation in regular life, and make it specific to her idea ball. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
Leah Bailis Ain’t Got No/I Got October 2012 Bailis uses different strategies to isolate filmic and pop cultural moments. With Ain’t Got No/I Got, she focuses on people and characters (Nina Simone, Roy Orbison, Genesis Breyer P’Orridge, and the daughter in the film Killer of Sheep), who have invented themselves, using objects (wigs, masks, accessories, adornments) as tools of concealment, transformation, and empowerment. Leah Bailis was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied Film at Bard College and Studio Art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
George Jenne Little Big Man September 2012 George Jenne makes multi-media work to affirm his belief in the pleasure of repulsion. He uses video, sculpture and drawing to establish points where polar opposites converge. He pairs that which is sick and deranged with humor, joy and beauty as an allusion to our need to leaven our faults and self-loathing with compassion. Jenne has exhibited at numerous venues including Exit Art, PS 122, The Center on Contemporary Art, Jack the Pelican Presents, and Frosch & Portmann. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, Art in America, Time Out New York and the Washington Post. He is a former faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently a teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount […]