January 20, 2024

Slump at Atlanta Contemporary

LUMP presents SLUMP at ATLANTA CONTEMPORARY January 25, 2024 – March 24, 2024 An informal conversation between artist Jerstin Crosby and artist/LabSpace gallery co-director Julie Torres about her painting titledSlump led to a group exhibition at LUMP in September 2023. The concept, inspired by Torres’ approach to painting, focused on a broadly shared, but rarely acknowledged, mood through artworks that flop, clump, sag, dangle, droop, go limp, sprawl, loaf, slouch or fall flat. April Childers Amanda Barr Brandon Boan Bill Thelen Conner Calhoun Celia Gray Drawing Room Fred Smith Jasmine Best Jerstin Crosby Julia Gartrell Julie Torres Kathryn Desplanque Maria Britton Leif Zikade Raymond Padron Skully Gustafson Tonya Solley Thornton Tory Wright More info:
January 20, 2024

Conner Calhoun, Like a fog holds the light

LUMP is proud to present the solo exhibition of Conner Calhoun –  Like a Fog Holds the Light, a presentation of new paintings and drawings. Spanning many different themes and ideas Conner’s work mostly uses the self as a means to explore the psychological interior. Pushing the figure beyond its physical limits, setting it out on symbolic tasks, and contorting it into labyrinthine knots, ambiguous narratives unfurl, exploring the complex psychologies of recovery, grief, longing and desperation with humor and irreverence as a retainer of hope. In newer paintings, the self turns a corner, enters another room and there’s a darkness that is as abrupt as relapse. The walls feel like shrouds that are moving, gently carrying gradients of light from one corner to the next, it feels oceanic, or like a crystal moving through a space that has a […]
December 1, 2023

Presenting: a live soundtrack to Agnieszka Holland’s Total Eclipse

Presenting: a live soundtrack to Agnieszka Holland’s Total Eclipse Saturday December 16 Doors at 7pm, Film at 7:30pm Erotic, dramatic, and steeped in absinthe… this cinematic gem is based on the life of the poet and pre-punk, Arthur Rimbaud who changed the face of poetry forever. Written directly from letters and poems exchanged between Rimbaud and Paul Verlaine, this film gives a historically accurate depiction of their torrential romance and creative ambitions. This showing of Total Eclipse will be accompanied by a live, original soundtrack performed by avant-garde musicians hailing from all corners of North Carolina. Featuring the sounds of: Brief Being (Greenville River), Chanelle Allesandre (Garner Meadow), Glyn Maier (Pisgah Forest), and Fossilized Wilderness (Cedar Village). With an introduction and reading from local poet: Marta Núñez-Pouzols. Starring Leonardo DiCaprio & David Thewlis. 111 minutes. Rated R.
December 1, 2023

Small School Workshop: Travis Neel

Decentering the Human How can we develop an arts practice that contributes to the mutual flourishing of both the human and more-than-human? Using plant-based artistic practices as a point of departure, we will critically analyze the relationship of plants and people. In doing so, we will explore how art, scientific materialism and traditional ecological knowledge frame our understanding of nature. This workshop will help you understand the connections between the social, ecological and cultural issues in your creative practice. 4-530pm Friday, December 8 at Lump Erin Charpentier and Travis Neel work at the intersection of socially engaged art and urban ecology. Collaboratively they utilize art as a framework to understand the keystone role that humans play in our landscapes. Currently, their work centers the Honey Mesquite—the charismatic, thorny and creative protagonist of the Llano Estacado’s ecological theater. In an attempt […]
October 17, 2023

Cave Homo + Drawing Room After Party

American Standard After Party Saturday, October 21, 9pm Join us!  If the gate is down, enter through the back.  Music by Orchid Dealer, Cornelius Von Strafin III, Wetness, Pushups, Mike Geary, Charlie Hearon. Co-hosted by Drawing Room and Cave Homo.
July 4, 2023

Discourse and Dialogue

Discourse and Dialogue: “9.5 Theses on Art and Class” Wednesday July 12th 7 – 8:30 pm On the evening of July 12th, LUMP will host Discourse and Dialogue, a roving monthly in-depth discussion about artwork, philosophies and the art world at large, organized by artist Jean Gray Moh. Anyone is welcome to join in on the conversation at any time. The focus of this discussion will be “9.5 Theses on Art and Class” a 2013 essay written by art critic Ben Davis, and we will be joined by Kathryn Desplanque along with Jean Gray Moh. This essay reframes the dynamics of the art world, especially the relationship between artists and the art market, in Marxist terms through class analysis. Unafraid to challenge art world assumptions and posturing, 9.5 Theses invites artists, art organizers, and art administrators to reconsider whether our actions […]
May 29, 2023

Small School Artist Talks + Workshop

Thursday June 8 Erik Brandt: Ficciones Typografika Artist talk  (registration) 6pm Saturday June 10, Workshop with Erik Brandt  (registration) 9-11am Thursday June 22 Don Crow: The Spaces Between Two Things (registration) 6-7pm Friday June 23 5-6pm: Conversation between Don Crow and Annie Blazejack and Geddes Levenson about their current exhibition (registration) 5-6pm Small School is an art-based, alternative education platform.  Currently Small School is serving Raleigh by providing opportunities to directly engage with prominent national and international visiting artists through artist talks and small group workshops.  Erik Brandt is a graphic designer and educator currently based in Minneapolis and runs a studio called Typografika.  Don Crow is a teacher, painter and collage artist based in Richmond, VA.  Crow’s fragile paper collages, large digital prints and abstract paintings draw attention to objects as obvious constructions and invisible processes. This series is free, please register at […]
July 18, 2022

Story Sharing Event

STORY SHARING EVENT Friday. July 22nd, 7:30-9pm Abortion Stories 2022, is an interactive art project, founded by Cassandra Neyenesch @CassandraNeyenesch and Carolina Franco @dra.wc_franco, that will provide Lump as a safe, non-judgmental space for anyone who feels moved to share their personal abortion story. You will not be recorded without your permission, but you may indicate in the notes section of the sign-up form (linked below), whether or not you consent to have your story documented, in video or audio form. The story telling event is for absolutely anyone who wants to share their experience with abortion, regardless of whether they have been pregnant or not. Those who prefer to tell their story privately, have the option to share it with a listener, one-on-one. You can explore more about this ongoing project, HERE. and HERE. We are especially welcoming of people with identities that are disproportionately affected in the abortion struggle: BiPOC, […]
June 1, 2022

Lump in the Night – June 3rd

LUMP IN THE NIGHT Repo Man / Street Trash Friday, June 3rd, 8pm. We’re scraping the bottom of the burn barrel with this double feature, and we’ve never been more excited. It starts with Repo Man, Alex Cox’s cult masterwork, the soundtrack of which offers an impeccable tasting menu of mid 80’s LA, punk and hardcore, while lampooning Scientology through the eyes of Otto, an insolent punk-turned car repossession agent. Then, for the real horror heads, we’ll go lowbrow raunch with, Street Trash, a uniquely sordid flick about a stray shipment of toxic ripple that blows street bums into neon rainbows of viscera. Totally offensive. Totally gross. If you haven’t seen either one of these flicks, you should wonder why they were kept from you, then put your shoes on, this Friday, and hoof it to Lump for the fix. […]
June 1, 2022

Diane Cluck & Chanelle Allesandre – June 12th

June 12th at 7pm After two agonizing years of discouraging people from collecting indoors, Lump is bringing experimental music performances back to the space, starting with Diane Cluck and Chanelle Allesandre. We can let the sounds wash over us once again. And it’s a good thing we don’t hear through our mouths, because masks are still mandatory, indoors at Lump. We’ve got free ones at the door.