Current/Upcoming

July 5, 2021

STICKS AND STONES: Patricia Shaw

STICKS AND STONES INTRODUCING PATRICIA SHAW July 2nd through August 8th OPENING RECEPTION, Friday July 2nd, 6-9pm Patricia Shaw spent the bulk of her career as a much feared lawyer. Eventually, she became fed up with the unending, predacious maneuvers required by the job, so she checked out and focused all of her intensity on ceramics. She’s been making sculpture, no less maniacally, ever since. In Sticks and Stones, Pat is bluntly allegorical. Good and evil are in a taught battle here, and the message comes en mass from an enormous taxonomy of ceramic grotesqueries, highlights of which are: eleven bodiless representations of vices and virtues and a vast series of tiny rocks-turned-characters that each express some version of every emotion under the sun. There are too many pieces to even count, so Lump’s advice is to bring good shoes, pack a snack, and prepare to spend a significant amount of time in the uproarious world of Patricia Shaw’s creatures, great and small.
July 5, 2021

IS-NESS: Jessica Langley

IS-NESS NEW WORK BY JESSICA LANGLEY July 2nd through August 8th OPENING RECEPTION, Friday July 2nd, 6-9pm Jessica Langley’s creative tool set runs the gamut: foraged materials, fresco, digital prints, sculpture, collage. But the Colorado based artist uses these disparate methods with a single concept in mind –  “intrinsic significance” – a kind of all encompassing interconnectedness that Aldous Huxley described at length in his legendary mescaline fueled text, The Doors of Perception. Is-ness presents Jessica’s own version of the underlying fabric of space and time. Her collage paintings are visual renderings of abstract systems and networks, created in gouache, watercolor and ink, on paper made from mushrooms, cast onto scraps of ubiquitous blue polystyrene insulation. Through narrative tact and material mastery, Jessica forces harmony between repellent compounds and the respective ideological forces that they represent. She melds crisis and comfort, offering works that are soothing to the eye, and that indulge her obsession with mycology, the study of mushrooms, but that […]
July 5, 2021

Drawing Room at Lump Outpost: Beth Tacular

DRAWING ROOM PRESENTS, BETH TACULAR July 2nd through August. Drawing Room, curated by Bill Thelen presents work by Beth Tacular, whose drawings take aim at grief and loss, gender and embodiment, the passage of time, and an intensely felt interconnectedness with the universe.
November 16, 2020
Voice to Skull

Voice to Skull

Voice to Skull is Lump’s latest online series of performances captured in digital format and presented exclusively on the Lump website. Every week you’ll be able to stream a new video performance by one of six sound artists. The title refers to a non lethal weapon that mimics the effects of mental illness in a human target by focusing microwaves on a person’s skull. The resulting effects are perceived as voices in that person’s head along with a spate of emotions and varying states of arousal, a phenomenon referred to as subliminal atmospheric acoustics. Voice to Skull’s curator, Mike Geary, describes the project as a sonic protest. A retaliation. Against what? The list is long, so let’s start with banality. These artists make music that pushes nearly every convention of music making. Their instruments are instrument panels, made up of […]