April 19, 2021
DRAWING ROOM NEW DRAWINGS BY JASON LORD April 9th – May 15th Drawing Room, curated by Bill Thelen presents a series of drawings by Jason Lord that converge into single, sprawling piece. Jason says, “This is a continually expanding, meditative drawing – a mandala that I’m making as I think about dharmas, atoms, memories, what it means to be or seem whole, and what it means to be connected. While I draw it, each square has new potential for intersection, belonging, or individualism.”
April 13, 2021
With Purpose Anthony Patterson April 9 – May 15, 2021 For our inaugural Artist First Fund exhibition, Anthony Patterson treads his old haunt, the Crest Street community, in Durham, where he was born and raised. The show combines documentary photography, archival video and original, site specific works to describe the struggles, victories and unresolved tensions surrounding this historic, black community. Anthony sees the show as less of an art exhibition and more of a cultural experience, one that is at once, deeply personal and broadly relevant to our current social climate.
April 13, 2021
Hyperstition Mike Geary April 9 – May 15, 2021 “Anything that removes the crippling nature of decision making, I’m a big fan of,” says Team Lump bad boy, Mike Geary. The title of his show refers to the experimental science of self fulfilling prophecies. As opposed to a superstition, which is simply a false belief paired with magical thinking, a hyperstition functions to manifest its own reality through specific methods. Geary’s personal hyperstition employs the generative techniques he uses to create improvised, modular music; he allows the machine and the method take over as a kind of low brow, artificial intelligence that manifests its own reality. The result is a series of acute, abstract paintings that present an invigorating exchange between cool control and unfettered madness.
November 16, 2020
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 […]