March 4, 2013
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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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 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 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 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’ 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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) 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
June 11, 2008
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.
April 18, 2008
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
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December 11, 2007
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 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
August 18, 2007
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 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 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
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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 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 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 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 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 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
April 1, 2005
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
February 1, 2005
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
October 2, 2004
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 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 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 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 – 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 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 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
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
November 8, 2003
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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
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April 8, 2003
December 8, 2002
November 8, 2002
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 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 – 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 – 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
March 9, 2002
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 – 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 – 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
November 9, 2001
October 9, 2001
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
June 1, 2001
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.