Past

February 8, 2020

Species Complex: Pictures and Films by Jeff Whetstone

SPECIES COMPLEX Pictures and films by Jeff Whetstone February 7th through March 14th The term “Species Complex” describes the muddled area where the distinction between different species becomes unclear. Jeff Whetstone, who was originally trained as a zoologist, offers new meaning to that term, through a series of deeply toned, floor to ceiling, gelatin silver prints and a stark, video installation, taken from degraded images produced by infrared hunting cameras. Many of the images are startlingly intimate. Through them, Jeff leads us by the hand into a beautiful but unsettling place, where humans and their supposedly lower counterparts in mutual existence, look and behave nearly the same. jeffwhetstone.net The first book I ever bought was the Audubon Field Guide to North American Reptiles and Amphibians. I was eleven years old when my mother took me to the mall where it was on a lower shelf in the Christian Book Store in the Nature section. This book became my […]
January 4, 2020

At the Dark End of the Bar – Joe Frank

January 3, 2020

La Donna Del Lago – Leanne Shapton

January 2, 2020

The Possessed (aka, La Donna Del Lago)

October 27, 2019

MYSTICAL LOGICAL

MYSTICAL LOGICAL November 1 – December 13, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, November 1st, 6 – 9pm Celia Gray, Jessica Ciocci, Brandon Boan and Ben Kinsley For this group show, four artists have encamped in a kind of No Man’s Land of reason. Curators, Orvokki Crosby and Jerstin Crosby, derived the title from a childlike misnomer of the word, “mythological.”  The works are created from a variety of materials: clay, fiber, 3-D printed resin, and sound. Seen at once, they reveal a natural convergence between mysticism and science, fantasy and rational logic. Their mysterious presence maps a topography where the laws of science are skewed, and the rules of creativity have come undone. http://jessicaciocci.com http://benkinsley.com
October 27, 2019

Conner Calhoun – Whispers From Wizard Mountain

WHISPERS FROM WIZARD MOUNTAIN November 1 – December 13, 2019 Opening reception: Friday, November 1st, 6 – 9pm A solo exhibition by Conner Calhoun For his first solo exhibition at LUMP, Conner Calhoun digs for his pagan roots and conjures highly personal folklore through drawings, paintings and sculpture. The work is inspired by illuminated manuscripts and fantasy narratives. The resulting phantasmagoria is rife with trauma, conspiracy and wry humor. It warns us to tread lightly in Calhoun’s creative dominion, because no pleasure goes unpunished. https://www.connercalhoun.com
August 15, 2019

Feels Warm, Like Things Burning

Feels Warm, Like Things Burning September 6 – October 26 Opening reception September 6, 6 – 9pm   Natalie Escobar, Alex C. Kerr, Saige Rowe, Hannah Tarr   Curated by Jamie Steele www.camayuhs.com     Closer, closer, getting warmer… Desire becomes a snake on the mountain.  By turning to the natural world, the work in Feels Warm Like Things Burning presents the idea of looking for something as well as hints at the inherent danger involved. We live in a world that dictates humans as agents of desire. Within this framework we struggle to create and to love. In a self-centered social order, where do we come together and what do we gather around? These four artists tend to work outside, depict an imagined natural landscape, or use materials found in nature as a means of finding beauty in darkness, […]
April 22, 2019

Kirsten Stoltmann : I am Sorry

Kirsten Stoltmann I am Sorry May 3 – July 31, 2019   Kirsten Stoltmann is an artist living in Ojai, California who makes work about being uncomfortable and just trying to fit in, or not. Her work has been influenced by her Midwestern roots, self-deprecating and humorous nature, and Feminism.   Kirsten Stoltmann’s installation in gallery 1 includes the opportunity for mess…so “don’t worry about making a mess”. Stoltmann invites us to wallow on the floor with our emotions, wine, and whatever else you feel. It’s all a mess, living is a mess, and we are all messy.   The exhibition continues in gallery 2, with revised and reworked pieces originating from 2006. This series. aptly titled “Mariah Carey, Then and Now”, includes large, text based collage works. Stoltmann has altered initial interactions within each work as if to re-word […]
March 7, 2019

LUMP SUM 2019 Benefit Auction

LUMP SUM BENEFITFriday, April 5, 6-9pmLUMP, 505 S. Blount St. Raleigh, NC 27601Free, no ticket required100% of proceeds go to LUMP    Lump’s first fundraising benefit, titled LUMP SUM, will occur Friday, April 5, from 6-9. The benefit includes a silent auction of over 72 original artworks, performances by Crowmeat Bob, Dan Melchior, and Jasmyn Milan, a memory capturing installation by Mollie Earls. Moon By Moon Apothecary (Chanelle A. Bergeron) will be providing herbal tonics and elixirs. The first issue of the Blount Force Magazine will be released as well! All this while DJ Gallimaufry helps guide us through the evening’s events. Seats to an elaborate and performative dinner by Victor Lytvinenko will be available for purchase. These seats are limited and will go fast. There will be other pieces, made especially for the benefit, that will be available for […]
March 7, 2019

Amanda Barr : Group Hoarder Face Time

Amanda Barr Group Hoarder Face Time March 22 – April 27 No material is off limits for Amanda Barr’s latest show, Group Hoarder Face Time. Barr explores the confusion of being a human in our current climate of excess consumption, clutter, and botched communication. In a performance titled Aerobica, she explores a decorative paper cup by bringing the design to life with handmade flamingo costumes, and an original soundtrack by Mac McCaughan. Barr will also present an installation that incorporates FaceTime video imported from an alternate universe, along with curated collected junk, painted textiles, ceramic sculptures and some sneaky contributions from fellow artists Conner Calhoun, April Childers and Bill Thelen. Barr invites you to investigate this story with popcorn clues or by asking Yellow Clairvoyant Therapist and assistant Sea Shell Icon. What the heck is happening? “Each being in the world is […]
January 21, 2019

Calvin Brett : General Labor

Calvin Brett General Labor February 8 – March 16, 2019 Opening Reception and performance: Friday, February 8, 6 – 9pm     General labor is an installation about unskilled work. Inspired by nature and following intuition, Calvin Brett creates trash agglomerations to display the aesthetic qualities of items gathered from public spaces. Through the creation of “lumps” and other sculptural groupings, he questions our relationship to consumption, waste, and reuse. He exhibits trash as artifact, ultimately reflecting the negative effects of capitalism today. The installation will include a performance by the artist on February 8, 6 – 9pm.     “I’m interested in the creative capacity of entropy. Inspired by nature flourishing from it’s own discards, I work with trash to emulate this intuitive process through gathering and arranging garbage, from public spaces to interior consumer spaces. My work inside and outside […]
January 17, 2019

SENTINELS [l]: INFILTRATE

SENTINELS (I): INFILTRATE February 8 – March 16, 2019Opening Reception: Friday, February 8, 6 – 9pm Part of The Neon Heater’s Year 7: The TemperatureThe Chess Club, curated by The Neon Heater and Teréz Iacovino Artists include: Amy Sacksteder, Christopher Martin, Eli Gfell, Emily Swanberg, Everything Is Collective, Marc Mitchell, Prerna, Rebecca Steele The Temperature is a curatorial project of The Neon Heater, an artist run space in Findlay, OH. As part of their seventh year of exhibitions, The Neon Heater will be curating a series of 26 exhibitions across the United States between September 2018 and May of 2019. A loose conceptual narrative will connect the exhibitions via a monthly framework that unfolds throughout the course of the year. The narrative is a critique of the Art world and capitalist art market, American nationalism and exceptionalism, and universalized Hollywood blockbusters. February’s […]
January 3, 2019

Recognition Is a Form of Agreement

Recognition Is a Form of AgreementJanuary 4 – February 2 Featuring works by Corey Escoto, Steve Mykietyn, and Carmen Tiffany Corey Escoto (b. 1983 Amarillo, Texas) has shown nationally and internationally, with solo exhibitions at Regina Rex, NY; Halsey Mckay, East Hampton, NY; Corbett vs Dempsey, Chicago, IL; Taymour Grahne, New York, NY; the Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA; and the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis.  His work has been included in exhibitions at Smack Mellon, Brooklyn; The ArtHouse at Jones Center, Austin; and international venues including ACC Galerie, Weimar, Germany; Seven Days Brunch, Basel; FRAC Nord-Pas De Calais, Dunkerque, France. He is a recipient of the Gateway Foundation Grant, the Kala Art Institute Residency Program and Fellowship Award, and an Aperture Portfolio Prize finalist. Corey is a graduate of Texas Tech University (BFA 2004), Washington University in St. Louis (MFA 2007), […]
December 21, 2018

Aaron Zalonis: GOD, LUCIFER AND THEIR NEIGHBOR: A Situation Comedy

Aaron Zalonis GOD, LUCIFER AND THEIR NEIGHBOR: A Situation Comedy January 4 – February 2, 2019 “For the past couple of years, I have been thinking about Heaven, Hell and the belief that we are characters in a simulation of reality (as hypothesized by Nick Bostrom, Elon Musk and Neil deGrasse Tyson). Do we unknowingly exist both as characters in our familiar world of disease, boredom, waiting at the DMV, sitting in a dentist’s office, arguing about politics, ordering pickle & pimento loaf at the deli, crushing disappointment and occasional happiness while simultaneously existing as super-evolved versions of ourselves piloting our characters? Are we the nerve cells for a universe stranger than we can imagine? My paintings in this exhibition examine this and other worlds. I write and paint equally with my left and right hands as a way of […]
December 12, 2018

40th anniversary of Midwinter Day, by Bernadette Mayer

Midwinter Day, Bernadette Mayer A group reading celebrating the 40th anniversary of Midwinter Day Saturday, December 22 at 1:00pm From the back cover of Midwinter Day: Perhaps Bernadette Mayer’s greatest work, Midwinter Day was written on December 22, 1978, at 100 Main Street, in Lenox, Massachusetts. “Midwinter Day,” as Alice Notley notes, “is an epic poem about a daily routine.” In six parts, Midwinter Day takes us from awakening and emerging from dreams through the whole day — morning, afternoon, evening, night — to dreams again: “a plain introduction to modes of love and reason, / Then to end i guess with love, a method to this winter season / Now I’ve said this love it’s all i can remember / Of Midwinter Day the twenty second of December.” *** Please join us in celebrating the 40th anniversary of Bernadette […]
November 20, 2018

Paul McMahon : It Takes a While to Figure Out Who You Really Are

Paul McMahon It Takes a While to Figure Out Who You Really Are November 30 – December 29   Artist reception and performance, December 7, 6 – 9pm   Lump is proud to present painting, sculpture, video and a performance by Paul McMahon. The exhibition will open Friday, November 30, 6 – 9pm. An Artist Reception and performance by McMahon will occur Friday, December 7, 6 – 9pm. In 1982 Paul McMahon (b. 1950) and Nancy Chunn created 10 large paintings. McMahon and Chunn refer to these works as SONG PAINTINGS. Each painting is a very literal illustration of its song. These paintings were originally intended to be backdrops for McMahon’s performance of these songs. They were used for that purpose only once, at Artists Space in New York City in May of 1982. The two main subjects are vicious art world gossip and cute little songs about […]
November 13, 2018

LITU (Leaving Impossible Things Unattended) : Mike Dimpfl and Ginger Wagg : Saturday, Novemeber 17

Leaving Impossible Things Unattended LITU interventions are made by Mike Dimpfl and Ginger Wagg lituperformance.com #LITU #lituisyou “Leaving Impossible Things Unattended (LITU) is an ongoing site and viewer specific performance tracing the relationship between our bodies, the body politic, and the waste we think we can leave behind. Part call-to-action, part call-and-response, it evokes a problem and the games we struggle to play in our daily life to avoid responsibility. On Saturday, November 17th Ginger Wagg brings #LITU’s dirty plastic bag rope out for an afternoon of endless and unrequited unraveling. For the closing of “Semiotics of Cruising” we wonder about the unwelcome commodity of waste, the unwanted, the ignored and the private spaces where we find each other. “
October 6, 2018

Trace message from under quarry stone.

Trace message from under quarry stone. October 12 – November 17 A group exhibition with works by Tarik Garrett (Los Angeles), Doris Guo (NYC), Sarah Viviana Valdez (NYC), and Jack Crowley (NC). The objects in this exhibition come from the present day with the speculation that they are 50-60 years wiser. Crystallized behaviors. Dust covered anxieties. We hold them, turn them over, observe the geological imprint of their creators. A home is found in the coordination of superposition, a mutual understanding of where we are layered. With the fossilized process of trace dreaming, the future self follows the creators footprints toward present desires and fears as though they have been petrified for rediscovery.     
October 6, 2018

The Semiotics of Cruising : Tearoom

The Semiotics of Cruising Exhibit A : Tearoom by William E. Jones October 12 – November 17 The Semiotics of Cruising presents seminal works that explore the intersection of “cruising” and contemporary art practices. The exhibition will address cruising from a historical perspective. Works from artists William E. Jones – “Tearoom”  (1960’s), Robert Blanchon “untitled (s/m top/bottom)” (1970’s), Dean Sameshima (1980’s) among others will be presented singularly in stand alone exhibitions that will one day cultivate into a cohesive group show. The exhibition(s) will be curated by Bill Thelen and initiated at Lump Projects in Raleigh, NC. Exhibit A: William E. Jones – Tearoom (16mm film transferred to video, color, silent, 56 minutes, 1962/2007) Tearoom consists of footage shot by the police in the course of a crackdown on public sex in the American Midwest. In the summer of 1962, the Mansfield, Ohio, Police Department photographed men […]
August 12, 2018

Janks Archive: Research Triangle

Janks Archive: Research Triangle Opens Friday September 7 Artists Jerstin Crosby (NC), Ben Kinsley (CO) and Jessica Langley (CO) will present Janks Archive: Research Triangle. This exhibition is part of their ongoing Janks Archive project (2012-present) which investigates traditions of insult humor in cultures from around the world. This multifaceted study documents this tradition through field recording, and presents the collection through an online database, public events, exhibitions, installations, publications, and a podcast. Janks Archive: Research Triangle will include a two-channel video installation, a series of sandwich boards donning insult jokes, and a Janks Archive research library. They will also be staging a series of public events around Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, where they will interview residents to learn more about local traditions of insult humor. Using signs, banners, billboards, and sometimes murals, they re-present insults from their archive […]
May 16, 2018

Siebren Versteeg – windowseat

  Siebren Versteeg windowseat June 16 – August 18 Lump is pleased to announce windowseat, an exhibition of new work by New York based artist Siebren Versteeg. windowseat opens Saturday June 16, with a reception for the public from 6-9pm. windowseat features a generative media  installation entitled ‘Thoughts without A Thinker’. In this work, Lump’s gallery is continuously monitored and uploaded to image recognition A.I. Screens hung throughout the space present the results in real time as an ever evolving  exhibition of pictures gleaned from the artificial intelligence of our collective making. Other works include new algorithmic paintings that exemplify the artist’s interest in clouds and a continuous live image search for ‘perfect weather’.   Born approximately 17,000 days ago, New York based artist Siebren Versteeg uses digital technologies to make work that synthesizes solipsistic painterly abstraction with coding in our hyper-connected present. The algorithms he writes tirelessly combine high […]
April 24, 2018

Joy Meyer – The Lovers

Joy Meyer The Lovers May 4- June 9 ” This large video project will involve thirteen-channels of video and sound. The complete show will also consist of large scale video installation, projections, faux fur rugs, neon signs, and vintage TV sets.  The Lovers draws on speculative fiction, the tarot, theories of possible worlds, epistemology, and feminism to explore questions surrounding love and desire. In particular series of work I am raising questions about space, time, and romantic love. The series also ponders the tarot and television as two forms of pictorial yet antiquated myth making.”                          -Joy Meyer    
March 5, 2018

April Childers – Sensitive Situation (March 16 – April 28)

April Childers Sensitive Situation March 16 – April 28   Childers develops complex relationships by re-contextualizing objects and imagery in popular culture. Working toward a de-familiarization and sense of detachment, she aims to create numbing alienation contrived from referencing ephemeral, everyday forms. Using hard and fast truths to display urgent expressions, she ultimately renders the original subject’s intention vacant. Working with and from existing objects—from mass culture to private life, from philosophical meanderings to routine responses, Childers incorporates personal imagery and autobiographical artifacts for their formal qualities to examine an invisible or negative space that is often created in the re-interpretation of the image or object’s intended reference. Working with a variety of materials and processes, she often magnifies, arranges, overlays, remakes and alters objects and images to transgress roles of their design, functionality and ownership. At times, deliberate gestures appear as […]
February 27, 2018

Maria Britton: Low Relief (March 16 – April 28)

Maria Britton Low Relief March 16 – April 28, 2018 Britton’s works incorporate painting, sewing, and relief sculpture in her continued explorations of notions of femininity and feminism, high and low forms of art making, and dreams and disasters. Her circuitous route as a painter, compelled to work primarily with used, mostly floral, patterned bed sheets, has led her to more sculptural concerns of bending the grid. Works included in Low Relief include paintings and sculptures but often hover between the two. Britton (b. 1982 Florence, South Carolina) lives and works in Carrboro, NC. She received her BFA from Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC and her MFA in painting from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Recent exhibitions include Camayuhs in Atlanta, GA; Tempus Projects in Tampa, FL; Flagpost with Tether Projects in Durham, NC; The Scrap Exchange in […]
January 27, 2018

Becky Flanders : PAIN BODIES (Feb 2 – March 10)

Becky Flanders PAIN BODIES Political resistance and the accumulation of psychic pain Feb 2 – March 10, 2018 LUMP is pleased to announce artist, Becky Flanders, as our next installment. Becky Flanders is an artist and entrepreneur based in Tampa, FL. Born in the Washington DC area in 1980, she received her BS in Artificial Life and the Digital Arts from UMBC in 2002, and her MFA in Photography from USF in 2009. She is a leading member of the photography collective Fountain of Pythons, and a member of the all-female curatorial collective CUNSTHAUS. Her work has been exhibited from Miami to  Puerto Rico, Switzerland, Japan, and Australia. Her works have recently been accepted into the permanent collection of the Kinsey Institute.  Her focuses are the mythic feminine, transcendent and ecstatic states, sex positivity, and the relationship between subjects and states. More info […]
November 27, 2017

Bill Brown: Analog Playhouse (December 1 – January 18)

Analog Playhouse consists of two exhibitions, Moving Pictures (opening December 1st in gallery 2) and Aura Retrieval Machines (opening December 8th in gallery 1). Moving Pictures There are no motion pictures. There are only sequences of still images. Motion is a neurophysiological effect. It is the trick movies play on our brains. 3 CHANNEL SLIDE ANIMATOR is a sculptural consideration of the illusion of motion created by the rapid projection of still images. Three 35mm slide projectors equipped with photocells project a series of simple geometrical shapes at precise intervals. The slide images are projected onto two screens: one screen is fixed, while the other is motorized and moves through the planes of focus of the projected images. As the motorized screen travels through the gallery space, the three channels of still images alternately combine into a single animated image, […]
October 4, 2017

Jeff Bell : Night, Day, Night (November 9th – December 2nd)

Description In this project I will create related work in two different locations at the same time. On November 9-18, I will build one large object at Lump Gallery, in Raleigh, and another at the Greensboro Project Space, in Greensboro. I will begin with deconstructing a piano in each space, which I will use as source material to create the new work. Additionally, each space will be outfitted with a camera and a monitor. The camera in Greensboro will send video in to the monitor in Raleigh and vise-versa. Over the course of the project, I will travel back and forth to work in both locations. Visitors at one location will be able to observe the current status of the construction in both spaces. They will also be able to watch me working, even if I’m at the other location. […]
September 1, 2017
George Jenne, Lump

You’ve Reached the Office of Stuart Ullman

You’ve Reached the Office of Stuart Ullman George Jenne October 6 – November 4, 2017 A near exact recreation of the office set from the Overlook Hotel in the 1980 film, The Shining is the centerpiece of George Jenne’s third solo show at LUMP. You’ve Reached the Office of Stuart Ullman measures the veracity of cinephilia by taking verisimilitude to its threshold. The show will open with the fully realized office on display, empty of its necessary characters.  Opposite the installation, there will be a two channel video that portrays a fan of the movie as he discomfortingly mouths the words of a notorious scene while the movie plays offscreen.  The banality of Stuart Ullman’s office makes the portentous moments that occur inside of it all the more palpable. It is an outlier, embedded deep in the eerie spacial and […]
July 24, 2017

Up All Night

Up All Night September 1 – 30, 2017 Statement by George Jenne Up All Night describes the point at which video art and music video intersect. Born close to the same time and out of a single technology, these disparate forms are like fraternal twins, having evolved in divergent economies and separate creative worlds. Each was created by people whose ideals seem to be at odds with the other, yet inextricable. a brief history of timecode It’s possible to imagine a void where MTV originally existed, if it were not for Glen O’Brian’s TV Party, which first appeared on New York City public access television in 1978. It was a raucous blend of art and music that made a point of being “no budget,” technically naive and deeply cynical. It reflected the bankruptcy and disrepair of New York that had […]
July 10, 2017

Before The War – A Virtual Reality Experience

BEFORE THE WAR August 4 – September 16, 2017 Before the War is a first-of-its kind art exhibit in North Carolina that will take visitors on an immersive journey, pushing the boundaries of what’s possible in traditional gallery environments. The artwork is based on the sketches, paintings and models of NC based artist, Tyler Jackson. Experienced through the medium of Virtual Reality, the loose narrative unfolds through six vignettes exploring the life, death and afterlife of Jackson’s characters. The Team: Tyler Jackson – Artist & Animator Alisha Hawkins – Project Manager Doug Kinnison – Developer Derick Childress – 3D artist Alex Davis – Sound Designer and Composer Fabian Marquez – Story Consultant Special thanks to our community partners: Lenovo Legion Team Lincoln Hancock  
July 4, 2017

Show Off: Digiscapes!

Show Off July 7 – 29, 2017 This July the Lump interns are curating each side of the gallery and inviting viewers to score their exhibits.  Exhibition guides will act as score cards for visitors to use as they think about the exhibitions and the curating styles. Digiscapes! Curated by Anthony Hamilton Anthony Hamilton was born in Kingston, Ontario. He received a BFA in Studio Art from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and currently works as an artist in Durham, NC. Behind the pixelated screen, a current cuts through the landscape: digitization. Discovering new places is both easier and harder due to the complete digitization of the American wilderness. With  1.3 trillion photos taken a year, landscape has taken the role of any exterior space: parking lots, suburban backyards, working quarries; not solely public picturesque vistas. New […]
July 4, 2017

Show Off: Waves To Live By

Show Off July 7 – 29, 2017 This July the Lump interns are curating each side of the gallery and inviting viewers to score their exhibits.  Exhibition guides will act as score cards for visitors to use as they think about the exhibitions and the curating styles. WAVES TO LIVE BY Curated by Conner Calhoun Conner Calhoun earned his BFA in Visual and Critical Studies from the School of Visual Arts, NYC in 2015. He’s recently shown his work in Leipzig DEU, Raleigh NC, New York NY and Barcelona SP. WAVES TO LIVE BY is a group show with works by Julia Santoli, Rachel Zaretsky, Jinhee Qwak, Shaun St. Lucas, Harris Bauer, Tedd Anderson, Doris Guo, Logan Britt, Lizz Thabet, Austin Caskie and Julia Stoddard. Mourning Dew was the original title of the exhibition, morning spelled with a “u” is […]
June 23, 2017

Carmen Neely : 17 feet away

Carmen Neely 17 feet away June 2 – July 1, 2017 For the past year I have collected striking phrases from personal conversations and encounters. These phrases become the titles for my compositions. They also guide my decision making as I work through constructing a visual embodiment of the experience housed in those abstracted words. These particular works summarize a six-month period during which most of my actions revolved around the preparation for and expectation of looming and uncertain change. Thus, the images are documents of anxiety, longing, restlessness, hope, and apprehension. Additionally, they represent a directionless pursuit of things and people that feel close but are momentarily obscured. The sensation is a universal one – of searching for a defining opportunity that should be “right around the corner”, meeting a life partner that has lived in the same neighborhood […]
May 5, 2017

Log@Lump: Data Plan for a Preserving Machine

LOG at Lump Mini Series, Part Three: Data Plan for a Preserving Machine May 5 – 28, 2017 Featuring Elizabeth Ferry, Takashi Horisaki, and William Paul Thomas LOG presents the third and final installment of its mini series at Lump, Data Plan for a Preserving Machine. The three person group show includes works by Elizabeth Ferry, Takashi Horisaki, and William Paul Thomas. PLOT SYNOPSIS This guy, who is a doctor, is all worried about what is gonna happen to all the art in the world when everything goes to shit, kinda like it looks like it’s going to now. Like, I mean, he is worried about what will happen to all the art and music when it’s all destroyed. A buddy comes out and visits him in L.A. He tells him of his plan to save or preserve all this “high culture” material. […]
May 5, 2017
Ippis Halme collage

Other Nature

  OTHER NATURE May 5 – 28, 2017 Curated by: Orvokki Crosby & Jerstin Crosby Featuring Esther Ruiz, Renee Delosh, Jessica Langley, Christina Van der Merwe, Olivia Ciummo, John Bowman, Ippis Halme, and Lovid. Other Nature brings together work that highlights our mediated relationship with the natural world through abstraction, humor, hallucination, intervention and critique. The work in the show brings together artists based in New York, Los Angeles, Berlin and Chapel Hill working in painting, video, collage, sculpture and mixed media. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
April 27, 2017

Hong-Ân Truong : Treatment for A Year of the Rabbit

Treatment for A Year of the Rabbit April 7 – 29, 2017   Lump is pleased to announce Treatment for A Year of the Rabbit by Hong-Ân Truong. Lump will host an closing artist’s talk on Saturday, April 29th at 11am. The exhibition will run from April 7 – 29, 2017. Lump has expanded its public hours: Thursdays – Saturdays from 12pm – 6pm (other days by appointment). …. This film has already been made. It was made better than I could have ever made it. I’m glad it was made because to make a film about you is to risk death. When I went home for the first time I met your sisters, your brother, all their children, and all of their children’s children. They were alive even though I had hardly thought about their lives. I saw your […]
March 15, 2017

Deadpan – LOG at Lump

Deadpan  March 2017 LOG at Lump Mini Series, Part Two: Deadpan Featuring Kerry Law, Alex O’Neal and Kirsten Stoltmann After the conclusion of its first season at the Sugar Shack, Chapel Hill’s LOG (Low Occupancy Gallery) presents Deadpan, Part Two of a Mini Series at Lump in Raleigh, NC. Deadpan features works by Kerry Law (NY), Alex O’Neal (NY) and Kirsten Stoltmann (CA). +++ I’m laughing so hard. I can’t even tell you. Even if i can get it out, it wont be funny. Ding Dong… Should I tell you what it’s about? Whooooo iiiiiiis iiiiiiiiit? You’ll never get it. You won’t understand. If I tell you one part, you’ll be thinking about another. I don’t even know where the parts are that you’ll be looking for. I mean…like…I didn’t lose an earring. See, they are both here. The front […]
January 21, 2017

Lump Re-launch: “We Are Happy To Serve You”

We Are Happy To Serve You January 28 – March 1 We Are Happy to Serve You sets off a full month of spectacle as LUMP transforms from a grassroots DIY space to a community supported non-profit project space. Founded by Bill Thelen and Med Byrd, Lump began as an artist run gallery in 1996. Over the past twenty years, Bill, Med, and artists of Team Lump have served the NC community providing space for thought-provoking art, while acting as a pipeline for conversation between North Carolina and the larger contemporary art world. This February we celebrate LUMP and kickstart the next twenty years with what we believe are required viewings: Over 20 collaborations and performances that you must see by artists you need to know.   Installations: “El lugar de tus ideals” – (an elaborate mexican market, dreamlike, something) […]
November 5, 2016

LOG : Background

LOG at Lump Background November 2016 Mini Series, Part One: Background Featuring Lauren Clay, Julia Gartrell and Angelina Gualdoni After the conclusion of its first season at the Sugar Shack, Chapel Hill’s LOG (Low Occupancy Gallery) presents Background, Part One of a Mini Series at Lump in Raleigh, NC. Background features works by Lauren Clay, Julia Gartrell and Angelina Gualdoni. +++ Motion sensor on a really old screen door. Outputs, maintain time is but the stream I go a-fishin in. Why did Thoreau live in the woods? He was inventing a toaster with three slots. Same old brick, but it’s different yay. Yeah that’s candy paint, on my 7 Tre. An extra never ends, it’s background replication. Extra lasts, extra long. +++ Before the scene can be developed, the background must first exist. Physical movements, screen progressions and gestures toward […]
October 5, 2016

Chris Musina : Just Another Animal

Just Another Animal October 2016 Chris Musina writes — “My work considers the animal in visual culture, and I have started thinking about things like masks, traps and trinkets, specifically what those types of things might mean in the lexicon of what is animal. This research delves into the darker aspects of the animal as it leads to conversations in post-humanism and a critical response to the hubris of the “anthropocene”. I have an interest in subjects like terror management theory, deep ecology, and nihilism — more specifically as they relate to representing animals and the cultural discomfort with the animal inside of us all. In an attempt to erode those comfortable boundaries between nature and culture, I work in the liminal space between the wild and the domestic, the humorous and the horrific, the acceptable and the absurd. Making […]
September 5, 2016

Louis Watts : On Today

On Today September 2016 On Today features an installation of 64 charcoal drawings of a single form. For the past few months Watts has been repeating this single composition daily in order to reach the final amount. It is an exercise in finding moments of grace and appreciating unintended errors within the slog of daily routine. The form employed in the composition appears as a seemingly universal image. Yet, while alluding to familiar forms it strays away from any particular iconography or object. On Today not only explores the quiet singularities within quotidian labor, but also the interpretation of the holistic result of that labor. Wanting to not only exhibit the inner workings and conceptual drivers of the artist, the project also employs the thoughts of Dr. Gary Slater, a philosophy academic based in Austin, TX. While a myriad of […]
July 28, 2016

Rooms on Fire

Rooms on Fire Curated by Mike Geary and Joe Grillo July 2016 ROOMS ON FIRE is a group exhibit curated by Joe Grillo and Mike Geary. Grillo and Geary have been collaborating for over 20 years. In ROOMS ON FIRE they have invited other long time collaborators to exhibit in Lump during their residency in Flanders. Artists work in a variety of media from experimental sound and performance to collage and painting. Works will be added and rotated throughout the month of July. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
July 27, 2016

Joe Grillo and Mike Geary : Geary and Grillo

Geary and Grillo July-August 2016 For July and August, Flanders and Lump work together to host Joe Grillo and Mike Geary in a collaborative residency with pop up performances, a group exhibition curated by Grillo and Geary, and a two person exhibit in August presenting the works created during residency. “Mining a kind of throwaway culture of 99-Cent stores, the ubiquitous thrift shops of his home town of Virginia Beach, with their long-forgotten cartoon characters or cereal box mascots, broken toys or instruments, crazy fabrics or discarded lamps, Joe Grillo generates a constant flow of remixed and regurgitated visual information of hybrid pop nonsense that when organized and presented in his artworks and shows, stops seeming random and starts speaking meaningfully to an audience that can synthesize the amount of cultural information he does, and who looks as closely at […]
May 2, 2016

Team Lump : Arise! Bald Man! King of Hair People!

Arise! Bald Man! King of Hair People! Team Lump May 2016 In celebration of Lump’s 20th year of programming, Lumpxx comes to an end with Arise! Bald Man! King of Hair People! an installation by the collective Team Lump. “Second Book of Kings (2:23) the prophet Elisha is met by a group of children who taunt him for his baldness. So great an offense is this derision to the prophet that he curses the children in the name of the Lord, and immediately two bears come out of the woods to mangle them.” Team Lump is an artist collective that has been actively collaborating for over a decade. The group began as an outgrowth of the Raleigh, North Carolina project space Lump. Bill Thelen, its founder, curates artists into the collective, and the team fluctuates slightly on a project-to-project basis. […]
April 2, 2016

Albee/Carland/Hauser/Oleson : Four Man Show

Four Man Show April 2016 Lump presents Four Man Show: Albee/Carland/Hauser/Oleson, four outstanding artists who have had solo exhibitions at Lump in the past. Carland’s Queer Youth, 1999, black-and-white portraits taken in Durham, shown at Lump in 1999 (and never elsewhere), will return to the gallery. Albee’s photographs, condition reports, 2015-16, positions condition reports for portraits by Man Ray in color block formations. Hauser’s painting FR(blue), 2014, combine shield-like image of initials and bodies. Oleson’s video Actually, blue is not a warm color, 2014, made on Fire Island, is about time spent making things with friends and mourning—a vision of queer life that perhaps counters recent, more popular portrayals. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
March 2, 2016

Michael A. Salter : Gristle Sausage

Michael A. Salter Gristle Sausage March 2016 ” Hyperconnectivity and globalization offers us an all-you-can-eat visual buffet. I seek those sweet or salty pleasure responses that provide the awe and terror of my visuality. Scraping bits, pieces, and parts from the fringes of visual culture as my ingredients; I grind the parts and stuff them into a resolution, into a kind of gristle sausage. Pharmaceutical drugs, blurry portraits, psychedelia and goofy faces are some of the drawings that comprise a giant billboard sized installation along with a bric-a-brac kitsch bauble sculpture made of smaller bric-a-brac kitsch bauble sculptures and some big wall text in ‘GRISTLE SAUSAGE’ by michael a. salter, at Lump Gallery/Projects, March 2016 “In our urban world, in the streets that we walk and the buses we take, in the magazines we read, on walls, on screens, we […]
February 2, 2016

Richard C. : Black Holes

Richard C. Black Holes February 2016 Richard C. is an enigma. You can never just focus on the single image that is before you. Every word, every image is a black hole. The images you are presented with are in a constant state of flux, able to morph, spaceshift and defy time as if they exist in a black hole. The work presented in Black Holes is from the past, present and possible futures. Spanning decades, the exhibition includes drawings, correspondence, sculpture, readymades, doodles, collage and many other pieces of detritus installed through the Lump lens. This is one show not to be missed. Richard C.’s work was reintroduced in The Nothing That Is – a drawing show in 5 parts at CAM Raleigh this past summer. His correspondence between Ray Johnson from 1968 until his death in 1995 was […]
December 2, 2015

Urchins

Urchins December 2015 Urchins is a group show featuring: Amanda Barr, Kelie Bowman, Archie Lee Coates, Max Hubenthal, Ryan McLennan, Eli McMullen, Allyson Mellberg, Travis Robertson, Sto, Souther Salazar, Jeremy Seth Taylor, and Amandine Urruty. The works in Urchins investigate our relationship with nature and our effect on the natural world. Urchins are important to the life of the ocean as they help maintain the coral reefs, but their overgrowth can be detrimental. There is a delicate balance in nature between helping and hurting, this serves as an interesting analogy of our place in the environment as humans. As part of Lumpxx, this show brings together old friends/collaborators from Team Lump, Cinders Gallery, Thanky Space, and some new friends too. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be […]
November 2, 2015

WE PAIN

WE PAIN November 2015 The exhibition is a collaborative installation of Philadelphia artists that have come together to recreate the likeness of an infirmary room inhabited by patients who are mysteriously absent from view. The asylum-like room is littered with personal belongings, bearing signs of their attempts for recovery and rehabilitation. It is difficult to ascertain whether the objects in the room portray earnest attempts by the medical staff to find a cure or rather the individual’s desperate attempts at self-healing. The boundaries between real and imaginary, homeopathy and quack sciences become confused as the slapstick and deadly serious sit side by side. The whole field of view, albeit melodramatic or darkly comical and poignant, is bracketed by an empathetic, humanist view of life and suffering. Contents of the infirmary room include: a self-wetting bed, a giant medicine cabinet of […]
October 2, 2015

Dress/Shield

Dress/Shield October 2015 Dress/Shield, a group exhibition of new works by six women artists who have a history of showing at Lump. The artists featured in Dress/Shield include Leah Bailis, Philadelphia, PA; Lee Delegard, Brooklyn, NY; Lydia Moyer, Covesville, VA; Molly Schafer, Chicago, IL; Tory Wright, Greenville, SC; and Laura Sharp Wilson, Salt Lake City, UT. Their working processes are diverse, encompassing sculpture, textiles, video, photography, and works on paper. For the artists, their identity as women underpins the work they make. Individually, their voices are distinct and varied. This group show is an opportunity to see how the perception of those voices changes when they are in chorus and to explore the connections between the work of women artists who are disparate in geography and media while sharing a formative connection to North Carolina and Lump. Schafer and Wright […]
September 2, 2015

Ludwig Schwarz : Encounters

Ludwig Schwarz Encounters September 2015 For his fourth solo exhibition at Lump, Dallas-based artist Ludwig Schwarz presents Encounters.” A crusty old smoker meets a well travelled luggage carrier at an art opening. They fall in love and then go off to try to search out a life for themselves, immobile as they may be. Yet there is someone that wants to get in their way, and as it turns out, that someone has a dirty secret. ENCOUNTERS” Ludwig Schwarz completed his MFA at the School of Visual Arts New York and returned to Dallas, where he has continued to exhibit both locally and nationally. Recent exhibitions include; Ludwig Schwarz: Retrospective (1990–2014), Dallas Biennial, Oliver Francis Gallery, Dallas, TX; Meet the Schwarzes, NADA NY with James Cope Projects; the 2012 and 2010 Brucennial, NY; Galerie Carolyn Heinz, Hamburg, Germany (2011); Leo […]
June 2, 2015

Carrie Alter & George Jenne : With Everyone Watching

Carrie Alter & George Jenne With Everyone Watching June 2015 George Jenne and Carrie Alter pit video against painting in a burlesque of characters who could only be found inside the carnival midway. Their work converges in the form of a sketchbook that the two traded off, working and reworking each other’s marks with the same indulgence and grotesquerie that characterizes their respective practices. A selection of those drawings is reproduced in a limited edition book, sized to slide neatly into the rear pocket of a pair of Jordache jeans. Carrie Alter was born in Miami, Florida. She first discovered her passion for the arts at the age of five, when she began taking piano and voice lessons from Katerina Kittredge, an aspiring country singer who would become Carrie’s first mentor and muse. Over the next seven years Carrie and […]
May 2, 2015

Harrison Haynes : Isolated Tracks

Harrison Haynes Isolated Tracks May 2015 For his second solo exhibition at Lump, North Carolina-based artist Harrison Haynes employs studio-based photography to advance his abiding interest in the confluence of visual art and music. Isolated Tracks features a new group of unframed photographs tacked directly to the gallery walls. The photographs depict sculptural and still-life arrangements comprised of a variety of materials, including Mylar tape, packing tape, pine tree branches, and hornet’s nests. Haynes builds these displays and then photographs them in front of paper and canvas backdrops which he has hand-painted in highly saturated hues of red-orange and blue. In addition to the title’s allusion to music (isolated tracks are portions of vocal or instrumental performances of well-known songs separated from the rest of their mix), references to drumming and song writing abound in Haynes’ photographs. For example, one […]
April 2, 2015

Joy Drury Cox : Pockets

Joy Drury Cox Pockets April 2015 My work often deals with shapes and spaces that are both ubiquitous and often overlooked. After completing a large project last year, I am at another beginning place with my artwork. For this, my first exhibition in North Carolina, I am working from intuition. I began by gathering several pairs of blue jeans and cutting the pockets out of them. After various tests and experiments, what has resulted so far is a series of drawings, which aesthetically reference maps, Rorschach tests and textiles. I’m interested in the place where drawings can be “of something” but are open enough to be read as many things. — Joy Drury CoxJoy Drury Cox was born in Atlanta, GA. In 2001, she graduated with a B.A. in English from Emory University. She earned her M.F.A. from the School […]
March 2, 2015

Amanda Barr : Real Talk Catastrophe

Amanda Barr Real Talk Catastrophe March 2015 “This series of paintings has been a long time coming. My dad and grandfather were painters, and I’ve always painted but been inspired and distracted by the idea that one can use any material they want, so I got away from painting a series. It’s been like having a long dinner with an old friend creating these. Where I’m getting inspiration is Oaxaca, Mexico in construction and the resourcefulness I see there. A lot of color. There is a frantic feeling I almost always have of rushing and stopping and constant moving, on the go lifestyle that I and most people I am around have. A hectic rush rush, and then the need for peace and calm but not really knowing how to achieve it. I like to call this phenomenon machine gun […]
February 2, 2015

Josh Rickards : Livin Lovin Livin

Josh Rickards Livin Lovin Livin February 2015 Dwellings, dwelling on things, and the life and loves you try and accommodate in ones own life. Livin Lovin Livin, explores the relationships between art, others and the self. The exhibition will include over 30 drawings and paintings. Josh Rickards grew up on an island in SW Florida where he dreamed of one day getting out. Rickards received his BA at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, FL and his MFA from UNC Greensboro. He lived in Greensboro for a while and before relocating to Philadelphia and finally to Los Angeles where he currently lives with his wife, son and dog. Rickards has exhibited at Lump in Raleigh, ADA Gallery in Richmond, Vox Populi, Fleisher OIlman and Space 1026 in Philadelphia, Cell Space in London UK and Paredon Blanco in Los Angeles. […]
December 2, 2014

Tyler Wolf : Transmutation

Tyler Wolf Transmutation December 2014 Tyler Wolf’s new show Transmutation is based on the idea of change, change we impose upon the world and change that is imposed upon us by the larger universe. The splitting of atoms and splicing of genes are certain themes that make their way into some of his new paintings. Will the change we impose upon the world be a positive thing, or are we just creating monsters? Tyler Wolf is a graduate of ECU with a BFA in painting and drawing. He is a founding member of the band Valient Thorr. Wolf is also member of Team Lump and this is first solo show at Lump. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
October 2, 2014

Daniel Davidson : #movingpictures

Daniel Davidson #movingpictures October 2014 “My work is a fusion of hybrid characters, spaces and styles. Focusing on the urges and consequences of actions on a personal, as well as social level, my work has been about over-consumption for the past few years. Often employing the comic or the grotesque, my work is a reflection of societal overload, of the complexities of modern life, and the excesses and addictions that surround us.” -Daniel Davidson. For his first solo exhibition at Lump, Davidson presents a new body of work entitled #movingpictures. The exhibition will include projected drawing animations, a group of collaged drawings where the images migrate and mutate from older drawings, a series of photos called “One Sided Love” and a series of drawings of heads culled from office faxes, old children’s books and optical illusion magazines. Daniel Davidson was […]
September 2, 2014

David Colagiovanni : The Shredder Sessions

The Shredder Sessions September 2014 David Colagiovanni (Athens, OH) is an artist/composer who reconfigures and sequences video, sound and space. Colagiovanni will host The Shredder Sessions at Lump, where musicians from the Hopscotch Music Festival lineup (September 4th-6th) will improvise on a kinetic sound sculpture comprised of paper shredders, prepared chord organs, fire-bells, hand mixers, blenders, cymbals and other sound-making devices. Renowned audio engineer and artist David McConnell will produce and record the sessions, which will be free and open to the public. Lump will be open to the public Friday/Saturday, September 5th & 6th from 12pm-6pm with live recording sessions with Hopscotch Artists. A special performance is scheduled during the First Friday Art Walk. Please pay attention to @siteworknc on twitter for announcements about the performances. David Colagiovanni is an artist/composer living and working in Athens, Ohio who reconfigures […]
July 15, 2014

blursome/HANZ/Edy Bower

blursome/HANZ/Edy Bower July 25th, 2014 Lump is pleased to announce a free concert of three vanguard producers featuring blursome, HANZ and Edy Bower on Friday, July 25th at 9pm. blursome (Raleigh) Over the past year, blursome has taken to Soundcloud to release a series of impressive tracks. They are uncluttered, propulsive, and generally dark, and the entire selection conveys a skillful and patient approach from producer Lara Wehbie. Moreover, the compositions mark blursome as an artist to watch moving forward, especially with a premium slot at Hopscotch Music Festival and an official release from Locus Recordings in 2014. Listen HANZ (Durham) HANZ is the experimental project of Brandon Juhans. His music combines elements of sample based hip-hop and musique concrète to create a catalog of mechanical, nebulous and abstract compositions. His unique brand of beat production landed him an official […]
May 2, 2014

Jerstin Crosby : Generation Hex

Generation Hex May 2014 You’re in the middle of a forest. Your phone is dead now. At least you are living you think. Really living. The difference is just formatting. A way to categorize. You know how 1997 felt yellow and 1993 seemed dark green. You are lying on the earth pushing a dead phone into the mud. A large magnolia leaf is sticking up out of the hole where the headphones normally fit, like a little vase. “Is there something that I can help with? “, a muffled monotone speaks through the mud. A low purple glow from the display. 1996, is that you? A surge of interest brought you to the forest that afternoon. What you were to become could not yet be gleaned by looking through the backlogs or by simply studying the expression behind your dark […]
April 2, 2014

Chris Bogia

Chris Bogia April 2014 Primarily composed of plywood, and relying on balance and tension alone to maintain structural integrity, these new works by Chris Bogia signal a shift into abstraction and a departure from his previous installation works while maintaining his signature surface treatment of appliquéd yarn. The exhibition is anchored by a series of wall compositions that rest in rectangular frames, embodying a style of geometric abstraction illustrative of mid-century modernist painting and it’s decorative domestic iterations. Eschewing paint, and relying on building materials and textiles, these works suggest sculptures of paintings (the frames and the shapes within are all cut from the same birch plywood sheet). Though designed and executed with precision, their handcrafted surface complicates this – suggesting the personal devotion of a maker: repetitive and calculated, careful and doting. The aspect ratio and curvature of the […]
February 2, 2014

Thad Kellstadt : Range Life

Range Life February 2014 Range Life can get lonely, out on the plains with the wind gusting up. The cornfields stretch out forever and the strip malls are pale under the blazing sun. Ubiquitous yet alien, in this vastness details go unnoticed, like the bushes outside of Target or the soil beneath the endless rows of corn. On the range, edges are invisible, blurring into the horizon, itself a distant blur of changing colors. Where are we? Rather than melt into the landscape the work in Range Life aspires to both connect and contrast with the enigmatic plains. Delineated by hard angles, bold colors and patterns, paintings become their own non-landscape landscapes. An alien life form demands to be acknowledged. David Bowie receives an answer to a long-awaited question. And a drummer forms a new relationship to the corn grown […]
December 4, 2013

Lee Delegard / Carolyn Janssen : A Tooth for an Eye

Lee Delegard / Carolyn Janssen A Tooth for an Eye December 2013 Lee Delegard’s sculptures and installations playfully combine domestic materials culled from her everyday life, (Coconut Water boxes, Keds, mugs, found metal pipes, hair extensions), with abstracted papier-mâché and ceramic forms. Her works utilize elements inherent to the medium of sculpture, i.e. mass, volume, scale and balance, to create a sense of instability and unease. In this way, Delegard explores precarious relationships between juxtaposed materials, viewing them as analogous to the unsustainable connections between identity, consumer goods, and the limitations of art as a language itself. In Carolyn Janssen’s large-scale tableaus, photographs of everyday objects are layered and repeated to create disorienting, sublime landscapes. Blurring the line between painting and photography, Janssen immerses her viewer in psychedelic digital worlds, where roaming packs of the artist perform unrecognizable rituals and […]
November 4, 2013

Tim Harrington : Kiss Without End

Tim Harrington Kiss Without End November 2013 “Nothing in the world is more seductive then the reverie of unchained curiosity. Rocks flipped over, machines disassembled, zits poked. Spelunking infinitely forking rabbit holes is where I discover new creative routes developing a dense and personal map that connects sensual stimulation, scientific inquiry, and narrative thought. The material output from this exploration isn’t about reporting/recording discovered/created meaning but on the process itself. In multiple contexts and with multiple expressions my work aims to illuminate the surprising moments of synthesis that await investigation all around us.” – Tim Harrington Kiss Without End is a reference to Culte de Baiser Sans Fin (The cult of the Endless Kiss) is the name of a fictional game/cult in Infinite Jest where teenagers lock in a kiss, each holding the other’s head in place and nose closed. […]
October 4, 2013

Rich McIsaac : This Is Not Your Land

Rich McIsaac This Is Not Your Land October 2013 “As long as our civilization is essentially one of property, of fences, of exclusiveness, it will be mocked by delusions.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson “Communism doesn’t work because people like to own stuff.” – Frank Zappa This Land Is Not Your Land is the first solo exhibition by multidisciplinary artist Rich McIsaac. This Land playfully challenges our widely held beliefs of property ownership through an investigative series of collages, crayon drawings, photographs, sculpture and video that reveal a youthful drive to defy boundaries. The title derives without contempt for the famous Woody Guthrie song “This Land Is Your Land.” Instead, the artist imagines what exists beyond the “nothing” Guthrie sings of being found “on the other side of a No Trespassing sign.” While the environmental imagery of This Land is staged […]
September 4, 2013

Harrison Haynes : No Concert

Harrison Haynes No Concert September 2013 No Concert is a site-specific installation of new work by the Durham-based artist Harrison Haynes consisting of sound, video projection and photography. It is the artist’s first solo show at Lump and his first solo exhibition since completing the Bard MFA program in 2012. Using Francis Picabia’s 1924 collaborative, interdisciplinary event Relâche as a jumping off point, Haynes brings together aspects of his own multifarious practice under one roof. For the installation, Haynes has taken cues from the space itself, both historically and architecturally, in determining the layout. A large projected video screen bisects the gallery and cycles through a series of scenes depicting assemblages of objects in Haynes’ studio as they are subjected to certain conditions of light. Large, unframed photographs hang from the ceiling, showing tiers of metal work-lamps, another reference to […]
May 4, 2013

Mark Jackson/Tony Lewis/John Neff

Mark Jackson/Tony Lewis/John Neff May 2013 Organized by participating artist John Neff, Mark Jackson / Tony Lewis / John Neff will present two bodies of drawings and a sound recording. A publication featuring an essay by artist Gillian Riley will accompany the exhibition. Mark Jackson’s charcoal portraits of lone men – primarily African-American and Latino youths – are based on images from the artist’s photographic scrapbooks. His sensitively rendered, carefully individualized portraits contrast with the anonymity and “lowness” of his sources, often vintage pornographic and pulp magazines. This contrast opens onto a series of questions about, for example: the relationship between artistic production and erotic desire, where “individuality” is located within a portrait image, and the play of generality and specificity that operates in both serial image-making and sexual attraction. Tony Lewis’s drawings of fragmentary texts, geometric patterns and enveloping […]
April 4, 2013

Megan Sullivan & Tyler Wolf : Modern Mythos

Megan Sullivan & Tyler Wolf Modern Mythos April 2013 Modern Mythos is a modern look at ancient myths. Tyler Wolf’s energetic painting method conveys his response to the Universe, past, present and future; and the myths civilizations create to explain everything from basic human emotions to natural phenomena. Megan Sullivan utilizes the method of weaving, which has been represented in images and myths from the earliest of times. Her modern view of the ancient loom’s artifact incorporates t-shirts, thread and animal bones. Tyler Wolf received a BFA from East Carolina University; his art is influenced by everyday interactions with the universe, past present and future. He writes “I am interested how humanity tries to understand the cosmos, the myths and stories that civilizations create to explain everything from basic human emotions to intergalactic events.” Wolf is also a founding member […]
March 4, 2013

Hateful

Hateful March 2013 Hateful creates, manipulates, and collages images in order to play with notions of femininity and masculinity, juxtaposing archival and contemporary photographs to reveal gendered concerns as timeless performances. Hateful is a collaboration between Tory Wright, based in North Carolina where she works in visual merchandising, and Lydia Moyer, based out of Virginia where she teaches art at the University of Virginia. Along with a cast of occasional collaborators, Wright and Moyer use Hateful as a platform to do things that don’t fit neatly into their individual studio practices and to take risks they might never take on their own. Hateful Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
February 11, 2013

Secret Boyfriend/Russian Tsarlag Guests of Horror : Your Worst Nightmare, In It’s Own Hell

Secret Boyfriend/Russian Tsarlag Guests of Horror: Your Worst Nightmare, In It’s Own Hell February 2013 Guests of Horror: Your Worst Nightmare, In It’s Own Hell presents the visual work by two outstanding musicians Carlos Gonzales (Russian Tsarlag) and Ryan Martin (Secret Boyfriend). Both artists are unified by a low culture, degenerated, amateur, and garbage aesthetic. Carlos Gonzales will be presenting black and white horror collages, medium-sized full color drawings, and a few pieces of dried up, spray-painted costumes. He will also be screening a new home video, Heaven’s Rope. Ryan Martin will be exhibiting xerox-rendered collages, drawings, and with fliers from local, sub-underground shows. After the opening reception, Lump will close for an hour and re-open at 11pm for two amazing performances by Russian Tsarlag and Secret Boyfriend to celebrate the release of their brand new split lp on Martin’s […]
December 11, 2012

Jason Osborne : Fast and Frugal

Jason Osborne Fast and Frugal December 2012 The term ‘fast and frugal’ is used in heuristics and cognitive psychology to describe a process of decision-making and learning. This method of problem solving is characterized by a ‘seat of the pants’ mentality, ‘rule of thumb’ thinking or an intuitive judgment. These judgments are not made by exhaustive research and logical charting over years of study, but by the immediate, limited information at hand, in conjunction with passed experience gained. Could it be we are smarter than we think when we are not over thinking? Jason Osborne’s recent paintings reveal a camaraderie with this philosophy, evident in the process and the materials with which they were composed. Often, the marks contain a speed reminiscent of a snap judgment and often reek of frugality in their sparseness; the pieces, though wobbly and awkward, […]
November 11, 2012

Family Kachadourian : Troika

Family Kachadourian Troika November 2012 Troika – Jan Razauskas, Gary Kachadourian and their son Jason Kachadourian three artists of distinctly different sensibilities will explore overlapping themes and perspectives just before they sit down to thanksgiving dinner together. In a series of six triptychs, each of the artists selects two works to serve as the core image of a three-part assembly; the other two artists put forward a response to the core work with a work of their own. Part schema, part gamble, the triptychs are an exploration of the conveyances of media, format and intentionality. Jason Kachadourian embeds elements of loose patterning within a rigorous framework of cement, wood or silkscreen – drawing inspiration from the mix of structures and nature in his Brooklyn, New York locale. Gary Kachadourian of Baltimore, draws on an intimate scale, and then enlarges his […]
October 11, 2012

Sarah Gamble : You Pretend I’m Psychic

Sarah Gamble You Pretend I’m Psychic October 2012 In the project room we will feature You Pretend I’m Psychic new work by Sarah Gamble. The challenge of layering landscape painting with abstracted ideas of string theory, the multiverse, transpersonal psychology, and regular every-day existence are at the the center of Gamble’s work. Connected to this center are many formal elements, which provide the construct of her imagery. She finds this imagery through basic observation in regular life, and make it specific to her idea ball. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
October 10, 2012

Leah Bailis : Ain’t Got No/I Got

Leah Bailis Ain’t Got No/I Got October 2012 Bailis uses different strategies to isolate filmic and pop cultural moments. With Ain’t Got No/I Got, she focuses on people and characters (Nina Simone, Roy Orbison, Genesis Breyer P’Orridge, and the daughter in the film Killer of Sheep), who have invented themselves, using objects (wigs, masks, accessories, adornments) as tools of concealment, transformation, and empowerment. Leah Bailis was born in Cleveland, Ohio. She studied Film at Bard College and Studio Art at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She currently lives and works in Philadelphia. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
September 11, 2012

George Jenne : Little Big Man

George Jenne Little Big Man September 2012 George Jenne makes multi-media work to affirm his belief in the pleasure of repulsion. He uses video, sculpture and drawing to establish points where polar opposites converge. He pairs that which is sick and deranged with humor, joy and beauty as an allusion to our need to leaven our faults and self-loathing with compassion. Jenne has exhibited at numerous venues including Exit Art, PS 122, The Center on Contemporary Art, Jack the Pelican Presents, and Frosch & Portmann. His work has been reviewed in The New Yorker, Art in America, Time Out New York and the Washington Post. He is a former faculty member of the Rhode Island School of Design and is currently a teaching fellow at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount […]
June 11, 2012

Totemic Wizard : System Carne Estrada

Totemic Wizard System Carne Estrada June 2012 Operating under the cryptic name Totemic Wizard System, Cameron Fuller, Travis Russell, and Andrew James will present Carne Estrada at Lump this June. Carne Estrada will incorporate a variety of printmaking, drawing, sound and video techniques to build a vision of future dystopian traditions as established by past cinematic and literary fiction. Last year, Travis Russell and Cameron Fuller installed a collaborative show at Good Citizen in St. Louis entitled “Saturday The Birds Fell From The Sky”. The installation mirrored its title, creating a whimsical, yet apocalyptic, static cinema for the viewer that can be described as a playful meditation on the ironies of our contemporary state of affairs. During the course of installing the show, Good Citizen director Andrew James felt like less of a director and more of a co-conspirator. “Carne […]
May 11, 2012

Scott Wolniak : World of Matter

Scott Wolniak World of Matter May 2012 Over the past several years, Scott Wolniak has been exploring breaking points in his work, both through subject and process. Responding to observations of his immediate environment as well as the politics of object making at this moment in history, the artist embeds surface within support in order to fuse image with object and reveal internal aspects of a work’s own making. For his new exhibition at Lump, Wolniak will present a selection of sculptures, relief paintings and a short digital video. In his recent series of cast-plaster objects and wall works, gritty fragments of urban landscape and studio debris are replicated and transformed through plaster casting, painting and carving. These densely patterned, visually enigmatic objects are both funny and beautiful, referring to ancient tablets, fresco painting, scholar stones, fossils and geologic souvenirs. […]
April 11, 2012

Jason Polan : Lions and Tigers and Bears

Jason Polan Lions and Tigers and Bears April 2012 “I have made a bunch of abstract drawings with oil stick for this art show. There are also drawings of plants. The show is called Lions and Tigers and Bears because I like the movie “The Wizard of Oz” and they say that together right before meeting the Cowardly Lion. Also, depending on how you look at them, some of the abstract drawings look like Lions and Tigers and Bears.” – Jason Polan Jason Polan has lived in New York since 2004, making the life of the city and its inhabitants one of his principal subjects. His drawings and projects have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, McSweeney’s and ARTnews. He has made over 94 books, including The Every Piece of Art in The Museum of Modern Art […]
March 11, 2012

Nicholas Frank : Spiraling Jeté (Down)

Nicholas Frank Spiraling Jeté (Down) March 2012 Spiraling Jeté (Down) is the first installment of a two-part exhibition, the second of which, titled Spiraling Jeté (Up) opens at Milwaukee’s Green Gallery on March 9, 2012. The shows are a consideration of the simultaneous movement of action and history. The title, an obvious play on the famous Spiral Jetty earthwork of Robert Smithson, considers how a prior action can both ‘sink’ and be ‘raised’ through choreographic acts of historical memory. Through a floor that is a painting, paintings that arise out of the floor, new video sculpture by The Secret Choreographer, and pages of the Nicholas Frank Biography, Frank ponders the ins and outs of ups and downs and back-and-forths and leaves objects hanging in the air like an unanswered question. Nicholas Frank is an artist, writer and curator residing in […]
February 11, 2012

Elijah Burgher and Steve Reinke : Anal Swastika vs. Genital Holocaust

Elijah Burgher and Steve Reinke Anal Swastika vs. Genital Holocaust February 2012 Anal Swastika vs. Genital Holocaust Elijah Burgher vs. Steve Reinke Drawing vs. Needlepoint Video vs. Video Homosexuality! Transgression! Personal Shit! Tunes! Elijah Burgher is an artist and writer based in Chicago, IL. He has exhibited in solo shows at 2nd Floor Projects in San Francisco, CA and Shane Campbell Gallery in Oak Park, IL, and group shows at Famous Accountants in Brooklyn, NY, Envoy Enterprises and Anna Kustera in New York, and Roots & Culture and Gallery 400 in Chicago. He maintains a hybrid studio wall/magick diary blog at Ghost Vomit. He received an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2004, and a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in 2000, where he studied Literature. Steve Reinke is an artist and writer best known […]
December 11, 2011

Amanda Barr : Clayton Volcano and friends; A Tribute

Amanda Barr Clayton Volcano and friends; A Tribute December 2011 Eating breakfast together, gathering and viewing, paying homage to a local icon. Colors and blocks of dirt textures, or ocean pasted on watercolor and silk-screened background. A psychology research drill meets next month in the same space. A portrait of Clayton Volcano and Thomas Blue pebble welcome the guests, as I imagine distributing awards for last years accomplishments, and socialize with the community for a bit around these pieces inspired by sitting on the floor and emoting with access at hand to any sort of plastic flower or good old-fashioned national geographic. A Saturday trip to a thrift store reminds me of the great emphasis of pride and love of the treasures, even if they are someone else’s. Traditional methods can be shared, or get organized for an activity group! […]
November 11, 2011

Tyson Reeder

Tyson Reeder November 2011 For this exhibition, Reeder will be featuring works on paper and/or cardboard that deal with the odd juxtaposition of plants and distorted heads. Collage elements, loose mixed-media paintings and diptychs will create an interesting and sometimes messy installation. Artists such as Jean Fautrier, Francis Picabia, Charles Birchfield and Jean-Jacques Audobon have been running through Reeder’s mind. Tyson Reeder is a painter represented by Daniel Reich Gallery in New York and an Assistant Professor of Painting and Drawing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Reeder’s work has been featured in exhibitions at Daniel Reich Gallery, NY, Jack Hanley Gallery, LA/San Francisco and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, NY. In addition to painting, Reeder has co-organized many exhibitions and events including Drunk vs Stoned Parts 1 and 2 at Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, The Early Show at White […]
October 11, 2011

Neill Prewitt : We Cruizin’

Neill Prewitt We Cruizin’ October 2011 We Cruizin’ is a DIY technosocial theme park envisioning the contemporary state of downtown Raleigh. Trashcans and carts have been dragged from the surrounding streets into Lump, where they become props in the Google Maps Street View of those same streets. But these props act too, spilling out video and music in response to their Street View fate. This is a drama of change, of bold and traumatic transition in property, history and ideology. Visitors to the theme park are enticed to playfully engage in this drama without seeing its resolution. Like the street props, visitors navigate a tragicomic slippage between past and future, physical and virtual. It’s a wild ride through our contemporary moment. Visitors exit the theme park with a heightened sense of playful agency, moved to participate in whether this very […]
September 10, 2011

All Day/All Night : September 10th, 2011

All Day/All Night September 10th, 2011 September 10 – All Day/All Night music festival programmed by All Day Records. All Day Party: roughly 1pm – 7pm 6:20 – Steve Gunn 5:40 – William Tyler 5:00 – Mike Ganggloff & Nathan Bowels (Black Twig Pickers) 4:20 – Hiss Golden Messengger 3:40 – Phil Blank & Jordan Hutchinsun (Gmish Klezmer Band) 3:00 – Ezekiel Graves 2:20 – Des_Ark (acoustic set) 1:40 – Blood Jar Creepers 1:00 – Meg BairdAll Night Party: roughly 10pm – ??? 1:00 – Extreme Animals 12:00 – Cheveu 11:00 – Brain F# 10:00 – Secret Boyfriendafter Extreme Animals: all-night dance party featuring…Lack / A Stroud / dj E Main / djs MothersBrothers Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
September 9, 2011

Plugged In

Plugged In September 2011 Plugged In – group show curated by Bill Thelen featuring Chris Musina, Lee Delegard, Jason Osborne, Jonathan Sherrill, Cora Lim, Neill Prewitt, Seoun Som, Ashley Florence This is a one weekend event. Plugged In -a group of young artists who may have their fingers on the pulse of contemporary culture also have a lot of things plugged in to the wall. Chris Musina: Culture red in tooth and claw. Using the culture of nature to explore the nature of culture. Lee Delegard uses ideas of play, experimentation, exploration, process, and discovery, in order to investigate the fluidity of her own subjectivity, as well as the constantly shifting meta-narrative of which that is one small part. The painter Jason E Osborne has often been referred to as the ‘elevator operator’ of art town. Jonathan Sherrill: Paintings on […]
June 11, 2011

The Front vs Team Lump : Drop City

The Front vs Team Lump Drop City June 2011 Drop art, a little known and microscopic movement born in 1961 in Lawrence, Kansas around the concept of “droppings” began when artists Gene Bernofsky and Clark Richert dropped painted rocks from a roof on the main drag of Lawrence Kansas to the sidewalk below. Early Drop Art works or “droppings” included “Pendulum” (a boot hanging from a rope held by the artists on the roof and dangling to the sidewalk below) and “Egg Drop” (a plate of over easy eggs, bacon, toast, coffee, and orange juice dropped on the same sidewalk). In 1965, Bernofsky (Curly), his wife JoAnn (Jo), Richert (Clard) and Richard Kallweit (Lard), along with a few others bought a 7-acre parcel of land outside Trinidad, Colorado with the intention of creating a live-in work of Drop Art. Inspired […]
May 11, 2011

EJ Hauser : Perfecto

EJ Hauser Perfecto May 2011 I create work that embodies contrasting yet inseparable parts, and bring together concepts, words, and images taken from my drawings, notebooks and copious lists. Some paintings take more extreme positions, while others exist in the spaces between. Images suspended in thick chaotic marks may be juxtaposed with panels covered in methodically made marks. Inside my heavy-paint paintings; heads, semi-fierce animals and other forces float and drift within bold fields of color. Simultaneously, my word-based paintings employ linked letters to create geometric patterns composed of writings I admire or multitudes of my own word dreaming. In all branches of my painting there exists an improvised editing system whereby the earlier stages of the painting resonate in the layers below. In unison these diverse paintings express my interests in a meandering range of topics like; seafaring tales […]
April 11, 2011

David Colagiovanni : ThankYouForVisitingTheInter.net

David Colagiovanni ThankYouForVisitingTheInter.net April 2011 ThankYouForVisitingTheInter.net will exist both online and physically in the gallery with objects that reference and complete meaning from both their online and physical presence. Through a series of self referring feedback loops, the objects in the show are transposed from one space to another and call attention to the in-between or non-space and the political and material gated communities that exist within the spaces of contemporary life. ThankYouforVisitingTheInter.net will be live ‘online’ accessible by visiting with your web browser and available for viewing in the gallery from April 1st – April 30th, 2011. David Colagiovanni lives and makes work in Carrboro, NC and Athens, OH. Colagiovanni is an artist in residence at the Morehead Planetarium in Chapel Hill. His artistic practice includes large-scale and site-specific video projection, net art, sculpture, and the creation of music […]
March 11, 2011

Casey Cook : Puncture

Casey Cook Puncture March 2011 Casey Cook began this current body of work, Puncture, while participating in the Red Sand Project as an artist in residency in Saint Barth, December 2010. The island was voluptuous and jagged, like knives on a beach. Inspired by the physicality of the landscape Cook began making three dimensional works and video. Perhaps these were in response to the islands crude overabundance of wealth, a reaction to the tension of being an outsider, or evidence collected from living inside an utterly picturesque environment with a phantasmagoric sense of danger. December 27, 2010 Went to ‘washing machine’ today. Huge cliffs at dusk, could barely see on the way back down. One rock was a lion’s head. I was inside a painting there, sitting down for a moment to feel the earth. I wanted to throw myself […]
February 11, 2011

Xiu Xiu : I Hate This Suffocating Fucking Towne

Xiu Xiu I Hate This Suffocating Fucking Towne February 2011 In the collected works for this exhibition, the members of Xiu Xiu span their continuing attempts at uprightness and unsparingness. All of the pieces are symbols of the wreck that is the mind and heart of Xiu Xiu. The band’s songs are about the experiences of child molestation, war, depression, the oppression of small towns, dancing alone too often, violent sex, loneliness, queer politics and the salvation found in cute things. Highlights include: Bizarre stuffed animals collected from 8 years of touring; a T-shirt written in the band members own blood; a collection of photos of a sex worker in Hanoi that were later used for the cover of the album A Promise; felt art about suicide used for the album Knife Play; felt art stolen from a preschool where […]
December 11, 2010

Harrison Haynes and Tory Wright : Counterfeit/Counterpart

Harrison Haynes and Tory Wright Counterfeit/Counterpart December 2010 A counterpart is a stand-in, a decoy, and a doppelganger for the real thing. It could be said that counterfeiting relates to an art practice that suggests a thing once removed or an interpretation or representation that implies a proposal of ‘authenticity’, a boast that could come true if the ruse works. Or, just as easily, its transparency, its fabricated nature, could be revealed. Fabrication suggests skilled labor along with the act of lying. Nonetheless, both require meticulousness, patience, practice and some amount of selfishness. In Counterfeit/Counterpart, Harrison Haynes and Tory Wright approach photography, appropriation and collage in opposing ways. Photographic images move into a sculptural practice and sculptural objects are compressed into two-dimensional surfaces. Haynes’ work employs material transformation to investigate interior spaces and objects related to his experiences as a […]
November 11, 2010

Lee Misenheimer : Devil Dowsing

Lee Misenheimer Devil Dowsing November 2010 Devil Dowsing, new drawings by New York artist, Lee Misenheimer. Based in Brooklyn New York, Lee Misenheimer pursues drawing and other creative projects occasionally under the guise of Destroy Rock City. Born and raised in the Carolinas, Lee graduated with a BFA from East Carolina University School of Art. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
September 11, 2010

Thad Kellstadt : Take a Trip on a Cloud

Thad Kellstadt Take a Trip on a Cloud September 2010 Take a Trip on a Cloud is a memory trip, part psychedelia, part flattened reality. The past is loosely interpreted and pieced together to form trippy and sparse landscapes. The only guidance offered is a road rug© and some blank VHS tapes. In the project room, Kellstadt will be screening a new video, 1-900-TEENSPIRIT . He has also produced a zine in conjunction with the show that will be available. Thad Kellstadt grew up in Ohio. He works in a variety of mediums including painting, drawing, video, installation, sculpture and zines. He has shown nationally and internationally at a variety of venues including Space 1026 in Philadelphia, Secret Project Robot in NYC, Lump in Raleigh, Heaven Gallery in Chicago, Alice Gallery in Brussels, Cell Project Space in London, and SPACE […]
August 6, 2010

4th Annual Benefit

4th Annual Benefit August 6th, 2010 The gallery will transform into late-summer party mode, with live music from the creative Chapel Hill band, Organos, led by musician/ artist, Maria Albani, of Schooner. There will also be a DJ set by Jamie Stewart of Xiu Xiu, and a not-to-miss video/performance from Neill Prewitt (Yuxtapongo) with guests.Beer for the event is generously provided by Carolina Brewing Co., and will be dispensed into your cup by the infamous keggerator/sculpture Beer2d2. There will be free snacks and food to munch on thanks to the fine folks at the Capital Club 16 Restaurant, and Team Lump. A raffle will be held in the project room at Lump with prizes such as gift cards to the Capital Club 16 Restaurant, gift cards to Duck and Dumpling and The Pit provided by Empire Eats, donations from Askew […]
June 11, 2010

Lydia Moyer : black damp

Lydia Moyer black damp June 2010 The work in black damp draws on the story of the town of Centralia, once a community of about 1600 people in Pennsylvania’s anthracite coal region. A fire has been burning underneath the erstwhile town for forty years and it is believed there is enough coal underneath it to fuel the fire for two hundred more. Moyer uses installation and single channel video to explore the strange story of Centralia and the experience of ownership. black damp stems from a series of experimental non-fiction video works about the landscape of American tragedy. Focusing on sights that are largely un-sanctified, each installment attempts to recount and memorialize the narrative of a community that is generally not prioritized in national memory. Loss lies at the heart of the work. Lydia Moyer is a media maker and […]
May 11, 2010

Text as Image group show curated by Bill Thelen

Text as Image group show curated by Bill Thelen May 2010 Text as Image brings together artists in a group show that explores language, text, and words as an image-making strategy. The exhibition will feature local and national artists and will include drawing, painting, video, installation, printmaking, sculpture, and photography. Text as Image includes: Joshua Abelow (NY), Barry McGee (CA), Ray Johnson (RIP), Bill Thelen (NC), Laura Sharp Wilson (UT), Kirsten Stoltmann (CA), Rich McIsaac (NC), EJ Hauser (NY), Amy White (NC), Hope Hilton (GA), Leah Bailis (PA), Cammi Climaco (NY), Megan Sullivan & Rob Allen (NC), Harrison Haynes (NC), Jason Polan (NY), Michael Salter (OR), Richard C (IL), James Johnson (PA), Allyson Mellberg (VA), Jeremy Taylor (VA), Casey Cook (NC), Michael Klauke (NC), Andrew Suggs (PA) Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about […]
March 11, 2010

Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck : Worms are the Words

Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck Worms are the Words March 2010 Worms are the Words is a collaborative installation by Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck. The twisted narrative of this exhibition revolves around Shakerism, Wicca and a Salem legend-trip. To convey a sense of this story, Swenbeck and Feasley will transform the gallery into a Shaker interior. Two fundamental opposing forces are at work here. The first motif is a Shaker austerity rooted in the idea that Heaven is right here on earth. The second is the passionate abandon offered up in Shaker religious expression. At first glance, the simple reproductions seem to be a reverent but rough take on the original. On closer inspection, the room is filled with phantasmagorical details that belie a secret Pagan belief. Feasley will be making psychedelic spirit drawings hanging from peg rails, while […]
December 11, 2009

Daniel Davidson and Josh Rickards : Bad Dreams Starring Good Friends

Daniel Davidson and Josh Rickards Bad Dreams Starring Good Friends December 2009 Bad Dreams Starring Good Friends brings together two amazing artists for one great show. Daniel Davidson is out of New York City and Josh Rickards works out of Philadelphia. Daniel Davidson’s work is a fusion of hybrid characters, spaces and styles. Focusing on the urges and consequences of actions on a personal and social level, his work for the past few years has been about over-consumption. Often employing the comic or the grotesque, it is a reflection of societal overload, of the complexities of modern life, and the excesses and addictions that surround us. Josh Rickards grew up on an Island in SW Florida where his Dad was the local preacher and where people believed there was a yeti that lived in the everglades. He makes some work […]
November 11, 2009

Jason Polan : Please Trust Me

Jason Polan Please Trust Me November 2009 Please Trust Me is an exhibition of all different things. The source material ranges from comic book panels, to pages from LIFE Magazine, to notes found on the street. There are particular shapes, lines, letters and texts that I like and want to show to you.~~ Jason Polan This is Jason’s second exhibition at Lump and a new book will accompany the exhibition. Jason Polan is an artist living in New York City. He has exhibited widely in the United States, Europe, and Asia. His drawings and projects have appeared in ARTnews, The New York Times, Esquire Magazine, McSweeney’s, and The New Yorker. He has made over 64 books. Polan is the founding member of Taco Bell Drawing Club and is currently trying to draw every person in New York. Polan is from […]