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.
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 […]