July 18, 2022

Abortion Stories USA

ABORTION STORIES USA Artist/activist group show July 22nd through August 28th Opening reception this Friday July 22, 6-9pm Abortion Stories USA is a courageous, activated, sacred space celebrating women, queer and trans bodily autonomy. We hold space for abortion stories, reproductive justice and coalition-building across the United States and affirm unequivocally that the right to choose is a fundamental human right. Immediately after Roe v. Wade was overturned, artist/curator Rebecca Goyette organized a group of artists and activists who speak bluntly about the growing crisis created by the nationwide cascade of bans on abortion. For everyone involved, this show is an essential step in normalizing and decriminalizing abortion by sharing stories, strategies, up-to-date information on abortion pills, and building support networks and mutual aid.  Whether sculpture, video, works on paper, or an experiment in oral history, each piece of art is unapologetic […]
July 18, 2022

Folding Space: John Felix Arnold

FOLDING SPACE John Felix Arnold July 22nd through August 28th Opening reception this Friday July 22, 6-9pm For his first show at Lump, John Felix Arnold has created a sculptural installation that he describes as “a reimagining of mythologies that have come to dominate our current times.” His preoccupation with alchemy and other forms of mythic transformation inspired Arnold to create a series of objects out of rusted tin roofing sheets, bundles of burned branches, rope, and other found objects. Spacial tension between these pieces is a key to Arnold’s work, which weighs aesthetic relationships between objects, against the metaphysical implications of his assemblages. There’s an unshakeable narrative quality to these works, as if Arnold were tracing an etherial history, both forward and backward, simultaneously. He is, without a doubt, a seeker. Feeling his way through a process that opens him up to a deeper sense […]