Current/Upcoming

April 12, 2022

Self-Assembly

UNC MFA thesis exhibition with Raj Bunnag, Charlie Dupee and Stella Rosalie Rosen April 15th through May 22nd Opening reception this Friday April 15th, 6-9pm The artists in UNC’s MFA thesis exhibition at Lump aren’t brooding. They’re mad. A cloud hangs over the gallery, seeded by slyly transgressive sculpture, drawings, and video. But as always at Lump, you need only to stay long enough to recognize the divine beauty in these artists’ work, and the tough-to-swallow message that comes with it will fall gently into place. Raj Bunnag’s large format, starkly rendered linocuts pose the question of where we stand in the spectrum between complacency and oppressive violence in a hyper-polarized America; a question that’s all the more discomfiting because the answer leaves no room to claim high moral ground. Stella Rosalie Rosen’s animated, video trilogy resonates with a similar […]
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 […]