February 28, 2021
PLEASURE VOID Selected works from the UNC-Chapel Hill Master of Fine Arts class of 2020 March 5th – April 4th, 2021 PLEASURE VOID presents work from the UNC-Chapel Hill Master of Fine Arts class of 2020. Using a broad range of mediums, Chloe Rager, Natalie Strait, Emily Hobgood Thomas and Sally Ann McKinsey focus collectively on a bittersweet convergence of emptiness and ecstacy. Individually, each artist bets on the transcendent quality of everyday materials and experiences, imbuing the gallery with a Cheeveresque tone where deep pity and overwhelming joy can be derived from the same image, all at once. participating artists: Emily Hobgood Thomas, Chloé Rager, Sally Ann McKinsey, Natalie Strait
February 28, 2021
Drawing Room @drawingroomnc presents new work by Logan Britt @slowwjam and Tedd Anderson @dirtyconsumer at Lump outpost. Works on view until end of March 2021. Drawing Room, curated by Bill Thelen presents a series of unruly drawings by two Durham artists, Logan Britt and Ted Anderson. Their work enmeshes seamlessly into what feels like the brilliant Trapper Keeper drawings of a listless, hormonal teenager. Together, they suggest an era that was defined in part by the restless screen presence of Matt Dillon, feathered hair and Black Sabbath – the Ronnie James Dio years.
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 […]