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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 […]
October 11, 2009

Molly Schafer : Dawn Horse

Molly Schafer Dawn Horse October 2009 Molly Schafer’s long-standing interest in natural history and Paleobiology provides a context for the romanticized, quasi-prehistorical world she creates. Unable to relate to the popular viewpoint of man the hunter, Schafer searches for a new character, one that considers her relationship to nature’s other inhabitants, be they friend, prey, predator, or all three. In Dawn Horse Schafer embodies the character she has been searching for. Like a protagonist from the novels that influence her work, Schafer removes herself from society and places herself alone in nature. Dawn Horse includes the video relic of her stay on Assateague, a barrier island off the coast of Maryland. Schafer camped on the island, where feral horses roam free, accompanied only by her arctic-looking house cat who plays the literary role of the animal familiar. In the drawings […]
September 11, 2009

Jerstin Crosby : If You Build It We Will Burn It

Jerstin Crosby If You Build It We Will Burn It September 2009 If You Build It We will Burn It is an exhibition of two interrelated installations by Jerstin Crosby. In these works, Crosby lists among his references conceptual starting points such as vegetarianism, environmental extremism, 80’s sitcoms, TV commercials, local news shows, community bulletin boards, subversive counter cultures, and medieval Flemish tapestries. More overt artistic references occur in the smaller of the two installations, titled, Visual Representation of Invisible Processes. Here, Crosby cross-references last century art history influences like Land Art and Calder’s mobile sculptures by adhering meticulously-modeled ceramic trail-mix to a black and white poster of Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty”, and by creating a kinetic sculpture from collaged vegetarian food packages and poorly-braided hemp. In the main room of the gallery, a more subtle installation allows one to […]
June 11, 2009

The Middle Of Nowhere curated by Jerstin Crosby

The Middle Of Nowhere curated by Jerstin Crosby June 2009 Where is the Middle of Nowhere? Who lives there? What happens? This common verbal expression is often used to describe places far away from urban drama, although the over-development and overcrowding of urban areas in many ways creates more isolation; not to mention social networks which bring us together by design, but instead expand our remoteness. We use the idiom, ‘it came out of nowhere’ to describe incidents, acts of spontaneity, natural disasters, surprises, the unexpected or the unexplainable. The Middle of Nowhere will approach this figure of speech from a variety of media and will map out the visual geography and hypothetical demographics for a “No Place”. This exhibition will include work by artists based in North Carolina, Chicago, San Francisco, Charlottesville, and Berlin working in a range of […]
May 11, 2009

Cammi Climaco : Yesterday was yesterday. Tomorrow is ours.

Cammi Climaco Yesterday was yesterday. Tomorrow is ours. May 2009 Showing sculpture and video, this show will feature pieces that are a mix of object, installation and text. Climaco’s work is inspired by the accidental and usually unintentional stumbling across of intimate moments, through her own experiences and the empathic experience of others. Within the dichotomy between the delicate balance of hope and despair, her work is representative of both the staving off of loneliness and the potential for joy and merriment. Obsessed with the pursuit of happiness, she gives a funny/sad glimpse into the obvious and the subversive, the feminine and masculine and youthful exuberance. Climaco uses humor and surface charm to look at the human condition and human behavior, the good and the bad, and explores simple pleasures and concerns of everyday life. Largely using luxurious porcelain, the […]
April 11, 2009

Chris Coleman : The State of Separation

Chris Coleman The State of Separation April 2009 Chris Coleman explores the tenuous balance between chaos and control as it concerns politics, progress, fear, and identity. The State of Separation will include animations and digital prints of journeys between locations in various states of withdrawal and aggression where borders have become weaponized and damage is always dealt from afar. The individual is caught in the midst, unable to separate themselves, unable to define identity without place. Chris Coleman received his BFA in his native state from West Virginia University and his MFA from New York State University at Buffalo. His work includes sculptures, performances and videos as well as interactive installations. Chris Coleman was twice a participant in the VIPER Basel Festival in Switzerland and has had his work in exhibitions in Singapore, Finland, Sweden, Italy, Germany, France, China, the […]
March 11, 2009

Penned curated by Cynthia Connolly and Bill Thelen, Andrew Jeffery Wright & Wendy Yao

Penned curated by Cynthia Connolly and Bill Thelen, Andrew Jeffery Wright & Wendy Yao March 2009 Penned is an exhibition of pen and/or marker drawings including photographs of the pens used to make them. The over one hundred drawings in this exhibition cover a broad range of pens from the generic ball point to the traditional rapid-o-graph and feather quill to the modern array of jell and artists’ pens. This exhibition will travel to Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA and was shown at Artscape in Baltimore, MD, July 2008. Selection Committee, Cynthia Connolly, artist, photographer, Director, Ellipse Arts Center, Arlington, VA; Bill Thelen, artist, Director, Lump Gallery/Projects, Raleigh, NC; Andrew Jeffrey Wright, artist, co-founder, Space 1026, Philadelphia, PA; Wendy Yao, Owner/Director, Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, CA; Staff Members, Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts, Baltimore, MD In the project […]
February 11, 2009

Tory Wright : Pleasure Seekers

Tory Wright Pleasure Seekers February 2009 Tory Wright uses a reductive language to flirt with the viewer’s gaze thru an altered surface of advertising. Wright cuts away imagery pulled from luxury item advertising to reveal a new conversation with broad references to the female form. Gucci links, William Morris, art nouveau, tears and textiles intertwine as they overtake the seduction of advertisements used within a consumer culture. Pleasure Seekersincludes cut posters, manipulated magazine pages and a lone light box to tell the story of American lust for material gratification. Wright resides in Raleigh, is a member of Team Lump and recently completed her MFA at Maryland Institute College of Art. This is her second solo exhibition at Lump. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at […]
December 11, 2008

Cannonball Press : Drink Up and Be Somebody

Cannonball Press Drink Up and Be Somebody December 2008 World Kings of scruffy pirate black and white, hillbilly printmaking, New York’s legendary Cannonball Press return to Raleigh (their third show at Lump) with an irrefutable deluge of relief prints. The show will feature a huge new pile of limited-edition 20 dollar prints, new 4×8 foot woodcuts on canvas, and supersized collaborative woodcut Franken-banners, depicting familiar scenes of American-style debauchery. For nine years, Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston have been publishing high-quality limited-edition black and white relief cuts, silk-screens and lithographs, and are proud to represent the following masters of grumpy, soulful, scabby, charged printmaking: David Ellis (Barnstormers), Jenny Schmid (Bikini Press Int’l), Joe Stauber, Swoon, David Watne, Maya Hayuk, Bill Fick (Cockeyed Press), Mike Ming, Dennis Mcnett (Howling Print), the Amazing Hancock Brothers, and many more! Lump is located at […]
November 11, 2008

Jason de Haan : Life After Doomsday

Jason de Haan Life After Doomsday November 2008 Life After Doomsday by Jason de Haan My practice concerns itself with the refrain of overcoming problems. As a line of investigation this takes many forms: sculpture, installation, drawing and book works among them. It is also a practice that draws freely from popular culture, the potentials of material and space, site specificity, and art historical context. It functions within and between the poetic, conceptual and absurd. As such my work proposes a series of attempts to right wrongs, to suggest alternatives, and as an acknowledgement of falling flat on your ass-ness and the potential redemption from said state. Also, there is hope, critical optimism and a desire to achieve the positive. Jason de Haan is a multidisciplinary artist living and working in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Lump is located at 505 S. […]
October 29, 2008

Cartunes Xpress : Hooliganship

Cartunes Xpress Hooliganship October 29th, 2008 Performance Hooliganship is Peter Burr and Christopher Doulgeris. Both artists were born in 1980, and live and work in Portland, Oregon. They formed Hooliganship in 2002 creating performances, videos, music, and installations that revel in a hypnotic abundance of digital information. In REALER live music, cartoons, and video game worlds cross paths in a surreal adventure through 3 dimensions. 3D glasses will be provided at the screening. A 70-minute program of short animated videos that celebrates the wilderness of imagination through motion pictures will be presented. Featured artists include Bruce Bickford, Eric Dyer, Shana Moulton, Takeshi Murata, Paper Rad and more. Alongside this cartoon theater Hooliganship will be performing their most recent piece entitled “Realer” in which audiences strap on a pair of 3D glasses to bear witness to a televised parade gone awry. […]
October 11, 2008

Big Kids / Little Kids curated by John Freeborn

Big Kids / Little Kids curated by John Freeborn October 2008 Lump is pleased to announce Big Kids / Little Kids, the traveling art exhibition curated by John Freeborn. Inspired by his book, the group exhibition features an impressive network of over twenty artists who have contributed to the emerging contemporary art movement in Philadelphia, PA. The Raleigh exhibition marks the fifth stop on the tour after its east coast launch and presents new drawings, paintings, photography, prints and mixed media works by featured artists Shepard Fairey, Jesse Goldstein, Amy S. Kauffman, Erin McDade, Todd St. John, Adam Wallacavage, and Andrew Jeffrey Wright. Works by artists Dave Delaney, John Freeborn, Joseph Hart, Jim Houser, Jordin Isip, Andrew Kuo, Thom Lessner, Tim Lewis, Shelter Serra, Shelley Spector, Issac T. Lin, Rebecca Westcott, and Ben Woodward will also be on view. The […]
September 11, 2008

Amy S. Kauffman : Fleet(ing)

Amy S. Kauffman Fleet(ing) September 2008 A play on words or a layer of multiple meanings, Fleet(ing) is a series of installations that are a combination of assimilated ingredients from eastern and western traditions resourced over the years. Influenced by art history, American folk art, and contemporary culture Fleet(ing) speaks about the nature of time, reverence for the past and the ephemeral nature of our contemporary society. Amy S. Kauffman was born in South Korea and earned her MFA in Painting at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. “Repetitive Acts” by Danielle Lessovitz is a short film documenting Amy S. Kauffman’s process and preparations for her first solo show. “Repetitive Acts” received an award for Excellence in Artist Profiles on Ovation TV and was screened at the Portland Women’s Film Festival. Amy S. Kauffman has exhibited in New […]
August 11, 2008

Lump Benefit

Lump Benefit August 2008 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 11, 2008

LowEnd Theories curated by Tory Wright

LowEnd Theories curated by Tory Wright June 2008 Curated by Tory Wright with Megan Sullivan, Greg Rubio, Andrea Morris, Molly Schafer, Ryan Swanson, Amanda Barr, Catalina Torres and Kerry Adams Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
May 18, 2008

Becca Albee : Beauty Tips

Becca Albee-Beauty Tips May 2008   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 18, 2008

Heroes : curated by elin O’Hara slavick and Laura Sharp Wilson

Heroes : curated by elin O’Hara slavick and Laura Sharp Wilson April 2008 Heroes explores the heroes/heroines that have influenced the work and lives of over 40 artists from all over the US. Preview here and review here. And here. 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 11, 2008

Jeanine Oelson : Urd Up

Jeanine Oelson Urd Up March 2008 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, 2008

Jason Polan : Eat Me Alive

Jason Polan Eat Me Alive February 2008 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
December 11, 2007

Group Hug curated by Team Lump

Group Hug curated by Team Lump December 2007 Curated by Team Lump featuring: Amanda Barr, Carl Baratta, David Colagiovanni, Jerstin Crosby, Andrew Faunsler, Nora Isabella, Matt Hart, Harrison Haynes, Casey Cenderson, Keith Herzick, Hillary Hogue, Little Friends of Printmaking, Lump Lipshitz, Cara Ober, Casey Porn, Nate Quinn, Josh Rickards, Molly Schafer, Megan Sullivan, Ryan Swanson, Wayne Toepp, Kay Whole and Tory Wright Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 11, 2007

Mark Robinson : Teenbeat 432

Mark Robinson Teenbeat 432 November 2007 An exhibition of the design and art from the portfolio of Mark Robinson and Teen-Beat Graphica. The idea for the event came from Lump curator/director Bill Thelen, who started talking to Mark about having a Teen-Beat gallery event three or four years before it became reality. In preparation for the event, the walls were painted orange the day before the opening. The artwork was hung (taped) on the wall throughout most of the day before the opening at 7:00 p.m. The show featured Teen-Beat Graphica design work and photography from 1984 through 2007. High resolution prints of records, compact disques, posters, postcards, and more were displayed. Jonny Cohen and Mark Robinson performed both solo and as a duo during the opening. Jonny’s “Eat Up All Your Food” was a particular crowd favorite. A film […]
September 18, 2007

Mechatronic Symphony : Dana Raymond

Mechatronic Symphony : Dana Raymond September 2007 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
August 18, 2007

Lump Benefit with The Bowerbirds and Phon

Lump Benefit with The Bowerbirds and Phon August 2007 On Friday, August 17th, from 7-11pm, TeamLump and Lump gallery/projects will host a benefit featuring music by Lump friends, the Bowerbirds and Phon. Also, Matt Hart and Ron Liberti will be selling limited edition screenprints among other things. TeamLump will be selling zines, shirts, and other artwork to raise money for future exhibitions and projects that they organize around the country. None of which is possible without the support of the Raleigh/Durham/Chapel Hill community. Save the Date: This FRIDAY AUGUST 17TH from 7-11pm the bowerbirds 10pm phon 9pm Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 18, 2007

Team Riders No. 3: Barefoot with Spiked Pedals : Julie Goldstein

Team Riders No. 3: Barefoot with Spiked Pedals : Julie Goldstein June 2007 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
May 18, 2007

Doodle Crush : David Ellis and Kiku Yamaguch

Doodle Crush : David Ellis and Kiku Yamaguch May 2007 Jerstin Crosby shot the shit with artists, David Ellis, and Kiku Yamaguchi on on the eve of their collaborative exhibition ‘Doodle Crush’ at Lump Gallery/Projects. Part of the audio recording is indecipherable due to Ellis’ SKDubs Double Bass Boombox Fiddle, blasting on shuffle in the background. You can check out this sophisticated ghetto-blaster fiddle as a feature in this month’s special design edition of PAPER magazine. JC: So you put those albums together with shrink-wrap? DE: No, no, I glue them together with liquid nails, and then a resin coat. JC: That’s funny because when I was looking at it, when I was in NY in February for the Exit Art show, I started photographing those loading dock things, the pads, the pads that keep you from hitting the dock […]
April 18, 2007

Matthew Suib

Matthew Suib April 2007 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 18, 2007

Independent People : Leah Bailis

Independent People : Leah Bailis February 2007 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
December 18, 2006

Postcard Diaries : Mark Mothersbaugh

Postcard Diaries : Mark Mothersbaugh December 2006 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 18, 2006

a real, real worrier warrior : Kymia Nawabi

a real, real worrier warrior : Kymia Nawabi November 2006 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 18, 2006

Good & Thuggy : curated by Team Lump with Paperrad, David Ellis, Casey Cook, Sto, Becca Albee, Barry McGee, Thom Lessner, Harrison Haynes, Amanda Barr, Vincent Dermody, Maya Hayuk, Planecrash, Rich McIsaac, Kinsey, Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Good & Thuggy : curated by Team Lump with Paperrad, David Ellis, Casey Cook, Sto, Becca Albee, Barry McGee, Thom Lessner, Harrison Haynes, Amanda Barr, Vincent Dermody, Maya Hayuk, Planecrash, Rich McIsaac, Kinsey, Andrew Jeffrey Wright October 2006 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 18, 2006

Team Cinders : Gallery exchange with Cinders. Sto, Kelie Bowman, Kyle Field, John Orth, Erika Somogyi, Aron Wahl, George Ferrandi, Diane Barcelowsky, Shawn Reed, Kim Schifino, Nick Kuszyk, Kiersten Essenpreis, Evan Greenfield, Allison Corrie, and Logan Macdonald

Team Cinders : Gallery exchange with Cinders. Sto, Kelie Bowman, Kyle Field, John Orth, Erika Somogyi, Aron Wahl, George Ferrandi, Diane Barcelowsky, Shawn Reed, Kim Schifino, Nick Kuszyk, Kiersten Essenpreis, Evan Greenfield, Allison Corrie, and Logan Macdonald September 2006 Black hooded girls hold hands in solidarity while team mascots weep and naked men hold up flags announcing their surrender to nothingness. A chariot of animals threaded by string flee for safety while southern comfort nostalgia is waxed with NYC cynicism, and an American flag is made of match boxes awaiting their stripes to be struck. Cinders Gallery comes to Lump by way of Brooklyn, NY. The artists are made up of a diverse group who have all shown at Cinders in the past and help make up the gallery’s current identity. This group show is inspired by the cultural differences […]
December 18, 2005

Absolutely Stable – Joyce Rudinsky

Absolutely Stable December 2005 Absolutely Stable is an electronic media installation and performance. Absolutely Stable is an experiential space that alters viewer attention and distraction to investigate the pleasure associated with technology induced perceptual shifts. The installation creates a space that is shaped my layers of fragmented information. Absolutely Stable includes two video projections, twenty silk-screened Plexiglas screens, and surround sound. Viewer movement through the use of motion sensors controls video play. Absolutely Stable included a collaborative performance by the ensemble Immediate Theater. Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 1, 2005

Strawberry Crystaline – Michael Salter

Strawberry Crystaline – Michael Salter November “Every city and town has a street, never downtown, lined with strip malls, fast food, and discount stores. Here, I am inspired. It is the most prolific evidence of our current culture. As an obsessive observer I am fascinated, repulsed and hypnotized by the tidal wave of imagery that our visual culture crashes down upon us every day. I challenge this onslaught and examine it. I want to sort out the cacophony of visual noise and rethink meaning, motive, perception and narrative. In the middle of this infinitely chaotic flow of information, I have a nagging desire, the desire for truth and beauty. Images, moments, situations, spaces, and environments can be so coldly anonymous and at the same time so loaded with meaning. The closer I look the stranger it all becomes. Nothing is […]
July 10, 2005

Off Season – Becca Albee

Off Season 07.10.2005 – 30.10.2005 Lump gallery/projects is very pleased to present Off Season an exhibition of new work by New York artist Becca Albee. The exhibition consists of five works considering the idea of expectation. In these works, Albee charts the moments of inaction, highlighting anticipation and the wait rather than the spectacle and climax of final moments. Built on a sense of possibility instead of a taste for the “main event,” her work presents the space of ambiguity, which can celebrate failure as well as success. Rinks (1-5): Off Season are five photographs of outdoor ice skating rinks in Maine photographed in August. The rinks are overgrown and reveal their un-maintained state in the form of duck ponds, unkempt fields and weed-fillled cement slabs. Compulsory Figures is a fun video montage exploring the realm of in-between moments. A […]
July 1, 2005

Lost Weekend 2

Lost Weekend 2 07.01.05-08.01.05 Team Lump, Optical Oak, Brent Van Daley, Planecrash, Boyzone, Phon, Lee Campbell’s video program: All For Show
April 1, 2005

Our Land – Dos Pestañeos

Our Land 04.01.05-05.01.05 Dos Pestañeos Collective (Ben Fain, Hope Hilton, Scott Lawrence, Megan Lillie and Andrew Ross) 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 1, 2005

Worse for the Better – Maggie Michael

  Worse for the Better – Maggie Michael 03.01.05-04.01.05 project room: Dan Steinhilber 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 1, 2005

quad valve – Dana Raymond / New Homes – Leah Bailis

quad valve – Dana Raymond 04.02.05-27.02.05 Lump gallery/projects is very pleased to present quad valve, an installation by Dana Raymond. The project room will feature New Homes by Leah Bailis. quad valve is the fourth installation by Dana Raymond for Lump. �He is an associate professor of art at NC State and has exhibited both nationally and internationally. The project room will feature New Homes by UNC MFA candidate, Leah Bailis. Bailis was a recent recipient of 2004 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Awards, Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, NJ. quad valve “It is always a thrill to physically fabricate spaces from my imagination. From a very young age, intriguing passageways, chambers, and valves have fascinated me. At 10 years old, I remember discovering an old carburetor in the woods behind a local service station. After a thorough cleaning […]
November 2, 2004

Northern Lights

Northern Lights Paul Butler, Daniel Dueck, Michael Dumontier, Simon Hughes and Jacek Kosciuk 11.01.04 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, 2004

PORTOTONIC – Tactonic Collective

PORTOTONIC- Tactonic Collective 10.01.04 “Portotonic , an exhibit highlighting “themes of travel, displacement and nomadism,” will be running at Lump Gallery through Oct. 31. The show features a collection of portable artworks in the uniquely interactive installation style of Chicago-based art collective Tactonic, whose work combines recycled materials, the love of low technology and an interest in social interactions. The members include Huong Ngo ( www.huongngo.com ), Joshua Rosenstock ( www.joshuarosenstock.com ) and Matthew Steinke ( www.matthewsteinke.com ). ‘We created pieces that are fully portable and can be rapidly deployed,’ says Rosenstock. ‘As a group, we are committed to the ideal that art should exist not only in galleries, but be able to function in a variety of settings.'” Excerpt From the INDY by Birgit Schuette Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and […]
September 2, 2004

Boar’s Head/War’s Head – David Ellis

Boar’s Head/War’s Head – David Ellis 09.01.2004 “David Ellis is an artist born into a family immersed in music. In his youth Ellis had little patience with piano lessons or reading sheet music. Instead he absorbed everything on The Super Mix, a Saturday night radio program broadcast from the nearby Fort Bragg military base. Each week a new cassette tape of emerging New York hip-hop found its way into the life of a child growing up in a log house in North Carolina. By the time Grandmaster Flash and the Furious 5 released The Message, Ellis was writing rhymes and banging out beats with his friends on the desks at school. Things have since become much louder. Ellis’ work continues to interpret music and sound. His paintings are often recorded in a form of digital time-lapse animation Ellis calls motion […]
August 2, 2004

Lost Weekend – Team Lump and The Drama

Lost Weekend – Team Lump and The Drama 08.01.04 “Lost Weekendis a new one-weekend-only exhibition at LUMP Gallery featuring new works by Team Lump members and Richmond, Va. art collective (and magazine) The Drama. The opening reception, which coincides with Raleigh’s First Friday Gallery Walk, is Friday, Aug. from 7-11 p.m. Lost Weekend also marks the launch for MuscleCrap, a drawing anthology by Team Lump and The Drama. The first issue, published by Salt Tooth Press, will be available at the opening.” Review From the Indy    Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 2, 2004

The Lumberton Barrier – A.A. Rucci

The Lumberton Barrier 06.01.04-06.27.04 “Tampa-based, internationally known artist A. A. Rucci opens a new show at LUMP Gallery in Raleigh this Friday, June 4 from 7-11 pm. The documentary-styled installation The Lumberton Barrier recreates the story of a concrete highway barrier found dumped in a river and the unfolding of the mystery surrounding how it came to be there. Rucci, a former archaeologist, combines scientific testing and investigation with documentary photography and research to trace the history and origin of the barrier. He also incorporates drawing and painting into the installation, which records his methods and presents the viewer with a detailed look into the process of answering the questions raised by this unusual find.” Excerpt from the INDY by Bronwyn Merritt Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs […]
May 2, 2004

Can You Feel The Lightshine

Can You Feel The Lightshine – Dale Flattum and Maya Hayuk project room: Stewart Sineath 05.07.04 – 06.01.04 “Can You Feel The Lightshine, featuring new works by Brooklyn artist Maya Hayuk and Team Lump’s own Dale Flattum opens Friday, May 7 in conjunction with downtown Raleigh’s First Friday Gallery Walk. The show is based on the Five Knightly Virtues of chivalry, generosity, piety, chastity and courtesy. The title piece of the exhibit (subtitled “The Five Portal Outpost of Righteousland Dominion”) is described as depicting “a crystal palace, fried chicken mandala, zodiac-mind control event horizon, hot tubbin’ sorta-hippies and rainbow-bong centrifuge.” If that doesn’t get you going, Lump’s project room will also feature a new installation by Stewart Sineath, also of Team Lump, entitled Selections from tha conflicted mixcha, which includes photography, painting, drawing, and audio collage.” Excerpt from the INDY […]
April 2, 2004

Ecotopia

 Ecotopia 04.01.04 curated by Reed Anderson including: Marty Ackley, Reed Anderson, Donald Baechler, Andy Barrett, Adriane Colburn, Daniel Davidson, Brady Dollarhide, Stefan Gesek, Michael Kusmierczyk, Chris Natrop, Michael Oliveri, Graham Parks, Phil Ross, Mindy Shapero, and Scott Wolniak 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 7, 2004

Suburban Abstraction

Suburban Abstraction 03.01.04 Works by Barbara Campbell, Christopher Thomas, Hamlett Dobbins, Erica Svec and Mauro Zamora. 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 8, 2004

Sweetned and Light

Sweetness and Light – Wendy Aracich, Daniel Hamilton, Allyson Mellberg and Jeremy Taylor project room: heartswork – Tiffany Bozic, Chris Duncan and Paul Urich Feb. 6 – 28, 2004 Lump Gallery/Projects in Raleigh, NC, is pleased to present the exhibition, Sweetness and Light, featuring new work by NC artists Wendy Aracich, Daniel Hamilton, Allyson Mellberg and Jeremy Taylor, from Feb. 6 – 28, 2004. During the same time, the project room at Lump Gallery/Project will feature heartswork an installation by San Francisco artists Tiffany Bozic, Chris Duncan and Paul Urich. Sweetness and Light is an investigation of the impact of sweet and demure images upon the innocence of children. Images inspired from a cruel free world without hatred, violence or sin are all explored through many different mediums such as drawing, painting, sewing and other sensitive processes. Allyson Mellberg’s drawings […]
December 8, 2003

Lumpenedlyness

Lumpenedlyness DEC 2003 Exhibition curated by NYC Feature, Inc.’s Hudson featuring: Carl d’Alvia, Jason Fox, Sam Gordon, Richard Kern, Gina Magid, Tracy Miller, Nancy Shaver  
November 8, 2003

Paul Friedrich

Paul Friedrich project room: Bobby Schatte NOVEMBER 2003 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 3, 2003

Christopher Johnson

Christopher Johnson project room: I’m innocent, I’m innocent – Joshua Rickards OCTOBER 2003 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 8, 2003

Research and Development – Michael Salter

Research and Development – Michael Salter project room: Dalek SEPTEMBER 2003 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.  
August 8, 2003

Hive Mind SoundSystem

 Hive Mind SoundSystem – NYC/Tokyo based art crew Barnstormers AUGUST 1-31, 2003 “Woofers. Tracks. Tweaters. While it may sound like the scene of your last bash, the sound systems you will hear are for display only. NYC’s Barnstormers present Hive Mind Sound System (pictured), on exhibition from Aug. 1-31 at LUMP Gallery/Projects in downtown Raleigh. The gallery will be packed with customized sound systems made with paint, recycled wood, and found objects. If systems aren’t your fancy, then show up to hear the tunes pumping from the system, a mix of the artists’ favorite music, or check out Barnstormers’ collection of collaborative films, drawings, and prints.” Excerpt from the INDY  Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 8, 2003

Randy Wray

Randy Wray project room: Joshua Stern JUNE 2003 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
May 8, 2003

Rio Vista Is Home

Rio Vista Is Home – Laura Sharp Wilson project room: Funk-Funk – Paul Nudd MAY 2003 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 8, 2003

Beta Test

Beta Test – Kevin Jones APRIL 2003 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
December 8, 2002

Paul Friedrich

Paul Friedrich DECEMBER 2002 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 8, 2002

The Broken-Down Mysterious Doors of the Impossible

The Broken-Down Mysterious Doors of the Impossible – Barry McGee Andrew Jeffrey Wright NOVEMBER 2002 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 9, 2002

Stirring the Turd

Stirring the Turd OCTOBER 2002 Curated by Bill Thelen. Gary Smith, Katherine Bernhardt, Scott Wolniak, Molly Schafer, Sara MacKillop, Mandy and Severn Eaton Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 9, 2002

All Too Human

 All Too Human – Jim Cicatko project room: Squirm – Dale Flattum JUNE 2002 “After an eight-year hiatus from making visual art, UNC MFA candidate Jim Cicatko began, around 1993, a new series of works revolving around the human figure. Incorporating ideas from the Pythagorean/Orphic soma-sema, body-tomb analogy, histories and literature of antiquity, and the Gnostic concept of the demiurge, Cicatko has created intriguing new large-scale works on paper. ‘Erasmus admonishes the schoolchild to ‘Traduce no Body,'” Cicatko says. “This work traduces the body, but with love. The paintings are imperfect representations of an anti-human ideal.'” Excerpt from the INDY Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
May 9, 2002

Towards Tommorrow

Towards Tommorrow – Tammy Rae Carland MAY 2002 “Tammy Rae Carland, who teaches photography and video at UNC-Chapel Hill, has exhibited both internationally and locally (at Chapel Hill’s Ackland Museum of Art and at Raleigh’s LUMP gallery). She is also one of the ladies behind Mr. Lady Records, an independent music, video and distribution company that she runs with her partner, Kaia Wilson. Carland’s photographic work overlaps with Mr. Lady in both material and philosophical ways. Like Mr. Lady, Carland’s photography is about making the invisible deliberately and beautifully visible: lesbian domestic scenes, alternative familial relationships, poor and working class people, and Durham, N.C. Carland’s color series of lesbian beds is stunning. Taken from above, the beds become landscapes of love wherein abstract expressionist fields of color, patterns and textures express uncharted territories, complicated lands. The bed is a place […]
April 9, 2002

Horse Scale

 Dana Raymond project room: Joyce Rudinsky APRIL 2002 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 9, 2002

On the Dot

On the Dot MARCH 2002 “For On the Dot, Jen Talbot’s solo exhibition at Raleigh’s LUMP gallery, the Chicago-based artist has transformed the gallery into a Target (anti)ad, amusing viewers while simultaneously challenging the status quo. The result is one of the tightest shows I’ve seen in terms of design, color, concept, execution and installation. Two 9-foot red bulls-eyes are painted on opposite walls of the gallery. Two women–UNC-Chapel Hill undergraduate art students Lauren Adams and Leigh Suggs–are harnessed and suspended directly in front of the targets’ centers. Dressed in white protective jumpsuits, metal armatures of hoopskirts covered in white felt and red pom-poms, black swimming goggles, and Talbot’s signature red and white striped tights, the women each hold long fiberglass retractable poles with soft cloth swabs on the ends. One woman paints the other woman’s face with thick white […]
February 9, 2002

Unfiltered

Unfiltered – Michael Salter project room: Helper – Paul Evans FEBRUARY 1-24, 2002 “Raleigh artist Michael Salter, who was recently featured in SECCA’s Homegrown show, is the featured artist in LUMP gallery’s February exhibition. Unfiltered, Salter’s fourth show with LUMP, comprises a full range of media incorporating high and low technology, high and low art. It includes a series of drawings using stickers, kinetic sculpture and digital images, which come together in an obsessive exploration of discount stores, cable television and fast food. Salter will be joined by New York artist Paul Evans, whose exhibition, Helper, introduces viewers to a new world of stimuli through the use of painting, sculpture and video.” Excerpt from the INDY Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
December 15, 2001

 Woman in the Sun

 Woman in the Sun – Johnathan Jacquet project room: Charles Parker Boggs DECEMBER 1-31, 2001 “Think all the Y2K hype was bad? Try living at the end of the 9th century, when, because of the millennial predictions of St. John, the Christians were sure that the end of the world was upon them. The fact that the Arabs had invaded and conquered the Iberian Peninsula and the Visigoths dominated Spain only solidified their fears. In the midst of all this apocalyptic ruckus, a monk named Beatus of Liebana sat down and wrote his own commentary on the apocalypse, a text that became a medieval bestseller of sorts. Scribes loved his dark work and for the next three centuries, they copied the words and drew fantastic illuminations to accompany them. A thousand years later, UNC-Chapel Hill grad Jonathan Jacquet has delved […]
December 9, 2001

bad touch: Volume 1

 bad touch: Volume 1 a drawing show curated by Bill Thelen DECEMBER 2001 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 9, 2001

Make Yourself a Verb and Go!

Make Yourself a Verb and Go! – Paul Friedrich project room: Paul Valadez NOVEMBER 2001 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 9, 2001

Thrillseeker(s)

Thrillseeker(s) – Ludwig Schwarz project room: Willie Gregory OCTOBER 2001 “At LUMP gallery, Dallas artist Ludwig Schwarz, who was recently featured in Art in America, and Brooklyn’s Willie Gregory, challenge viewers with minimalism, humor and pathos. Schwarz’s Thrillseeker(s), which loosely fills the front space, complicates the line between expectation and delivery with an open-for-business-style banner stretching across the gallery’s exterior, announcing “Ludwig Schwarz Indian Cuisine Lunch Buffet $5.95.” Inside, three photographic portraits printed on poster paper (at Eckerd’s One Hour Foto, the artist reveals) depict an Asian woman smiling in front of a blurred beauty products aisle, a Middle Eastern man smiling from the half-open window of his car, and a Caucasian man in a wig and Dali-esque moustache. The photos are pinned along the top of the wall near the ceiling, literally and figuratively distanced from one another across […]
September 9, 2001

9 from 1026 = deece!

9 from 1026 = deece! – artists from Space 1026 SEPTEMBER 2001 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 1, 2001

There Goes The Neighborhood

There Goes The Neighborhood – Michael Pilmer with Stef Maus project room: Krysta Einspanier and Bob Schatte JUNE 2001 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
May 9, 2001

hermaphrodite drawings

hermaphrodite drawings – Fernando Renes project room: Laura Sharp Wilson MAY 2001 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 9, 2001

The Young Ones

The Young Ones – Carrie Alter, Josh Rickards, Allison Edge and Justin Lincoln APRIL 2001 “There will be subdued celebration at LUMP this Friday night. It will not be provided by the friendly social event of First Friday or the cheap drinks offered toward the back of the gallery as much as by the art itself. LUMP’s new show, The Young Ones, consists of work by artists in their mid-20s who aren’t sure how willing they are to celebrate youth, but who are confident enough to be tender about it. The show is made up of work by Chapel Hill painter Carrie Alter, L.A. video artist Justin Lincoln, Brooklyn painter Allison Edge, and Greensboro painter Joshua Rickards, each of whom are exhibiting works they have just completed. While none of the works in this exhibition are as stylistically polished as […]
March 9, 2001

A Social Event Archive

A Social Event Archive – organized by Paul Drueke MARCH 2001 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 15, 2001

Output

Output – Michael Salter/Dale Flattum/Lump Lipshitz FEBRUARY 2001 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 15, 2000

Onion Head Monster, Master of Disaster

Onion Head Monster, Master of Disaster – Paul Friedrich NOVEMBER 2000   Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 3, 2000

project room: Mother – Starletta Fontaine

project room: Mother – Starletta Fontaine November 3-26, 2000 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 15, 2000

project room: intimate kinetic sculpture – David Opdyke

project room: David Opdyke Oct 6-29 2000 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 6, 2000

Doctored – Woody Holliman

Doctored – Woody Holliman OCTOBER 6-29, 2000 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 15, 2000

For Your Eyes Only – Sam Van Aken

For Your Eyes Only – Sam Van Aken SEPTEMBER 2000 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 15, 2000

Alterbiographies

Alterbiographies – Todd Fjlested, David Isenhour and Angie Thiede JUNE 2000 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
May 15, 2000

Buena Onda

Buena Onda – Derek Fanser, Willie Gregory, Kirsten Stoltmann and Scott Wolniak MAY 2000 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 15, 2000

Balls and Dolls

Balls and Dolls – Max Below Toledo-Paris and Sherri Wood project room: Send in the Clowns curated by Lump Lipshitz APRIL 2000 “Wood has cleverly played upon the stereotypical naming of women as “dolls,” then invited women in a male-dominated art form (tattooing) to create uplifting female imagery for these stand-ins for the female figure, while insisting upon a traditional female craft – embroidery – for their execution. More outrageous are a series of cotton panties which Wood has embellished with vintage-style hand-towel designs that have a double-entendre edge. Adding to the sexual content of the message is the fact that these panties have split crotches, adorned with embroidered buttonhole stitching. The shock value in these works consists of their clever juxtapositioning of tame female craft with overt sexual reference. Max Below Toledo-Paris’s work operates on a much more complex […]
March 15, 2000

Xploded Formz

Xploded Formz – Dana Raymond project room: New Trips – Reed Anderson MARCH 2000 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 15, 2000

dialect – Michael Salter

dialect – Michael Salter project room: Digest – Christopher Gentile 1999 FEBRUARY 2000 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
December 15, 1999

un/Acceptable

un/Acceptable – curated by Med Byrd DECEMBER 1999 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 15, 1999

Post No Bills – Shepard Fairey

Post No Bills – Shepard Fairey  NOVEMBER 1999 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 15, 1999

Queer Youth – Tammy Rae Carland

Queer Youth – Tammy Rae Carland project room: Heidi Arbogast OCTOBER 1999 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 15, 1999

The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life – Kate Anthony and Beth Nardella project room: Paul Friedrich SEPTEMBER 1999 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
August 15, 1999

Gene Simmonsism / To me, Quantity is Quality

Gene Simmonsism – Michael Pilmer To me, Quantity is Quality – Brian Walsby project room: Michael Salter/Dale Flattum/Lump Lipshitz AUGUST 1999 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 15, 1999

Tough and Tender

 Tough and Tender – curated by Bill Thelen JUNE 1999 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.  
May 15, 1999

The Soft Museum

The Soft Museum – gallery exchange with Seattle’s Milky World gallery MAY 1999 “It was “Carry On,” a presentation by the Lump Gallery in Raleigh, N.C. Kwok encountered the work of Team Lump through cartoonist Paul Friedrich, whose art he exhibited last summer at Milky World. Friedrich introduced him to the Lump Web site. Through the extended e-mail correspondence that developed, the two galleries decided they shared tastes and fans. So Kwok proposed a modest “art exchange”: If Team Lump would come to Seattle, he would allow them a month at his gallery. Milky World would do all the press and house the artists, taking only its usual 40 percent of any sale. But in return, Lump had to reciprocate: mount and duly publicize a show of Seattle artists. There was one other requirement: All the art would be ‘carry-on,’ […]
April 15, 1999

More, Big, New Superstore / dream cheese

More, Big, New Superstore – Charles Parker Boggs project room: dream cheese – Paul Evans APRIL 1999 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 15, 1999

Flesh and Blood

Flesh and Blood – elin o’Hara, Madeleine Marie, Sarah and Susanne Slavick MARCH 1999 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 15, 1999

Dainty

 Dainty – Andrea Lekberg and Sherri Wood project room: Laura Sharp Wilson  FEBRUARY 1999 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
December 15, 1998

Quiet!

 Quiet! An exhibition of noisy, soundmaking devices – curated by Skip Elsheimer and Wifflefist DECEMBER 1998 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
November 15, 1998

Show #27 – Paul Friedrich and Dale Flattum

Show #27 – Paul Friedrich and Dale Flattum project room: Michael Morlan NOVEMBER 1998 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 15, 1998

Stuff & Nonsense – Robert Neilson

Stuff & Nonsense – Robert Neilson project room: Michael Traister OCTOBER 1998 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 15, 1998

Ludwig Schwarz

Ludwig Schwarz project room: Michael Salter SEPTEMBER 1998 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
August 15, 1998

When Toys Bite Back!!

 When Toys Bite Back!! – group show curated by Todd Fjelsted AUGUST 1998 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 15, 1998

Chick Diptych / I Threw Up

Chick Diptych – Amanda Church and Missy Lohr project room: I Threw Up – Michael Pilmer and Diana Mayo JULY 1998 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.
June 15, 1998

environmental – Bill Mooney and Barbara Herring

environmental – Bill Mooney and Barbara Herring JUNE 1998 Lump is located at 505 S. Blount St, Raleigh, NC. More information about our mission and exhibition programs can be found at lumpprojects.org.