Tuesday, February 23, 2010

In the Manner of Smoke

Team Lump's Jerstin Crosby has an awesome new show and billboard up in St. Louis at Good Citizen. Check it out y'all!

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Bad Dreams Starring Good Friends

Such a great show to end out a horrible decade. Some nice posts on Fecal Face, OFAD and one in the News & Observer. We are closed in January but we'll be back in February with a new show by two of our favorite artists, Joy Feasley and Paul Swenbeck from Philadelphia. Best in 2010!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Christopher Coleman wins Metropolis Art Prize

Christopher Coleman has won the Metropolis Art Prize for his animation The Magnitude of the Continental Divides that premiered at Lump in April. It will be screened in Times Square on Thursday, December 17th from 7 - 8pm.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Jason Polan talk in Greensboro

While Jason Polan was in town he traveled to UNC-Greensboro for a talk, held a impromptu Taco Bell Drawing Club meeting and ate at Beef Burger.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Saturday, September 19, 2009


There has been some great press for Jerstin Crosby's If You Build It, We Will Burn It exhibition. You can read them here and here. Also, there are some pictures from the opening and a report from TeamLump's show DIY Rapture on Fecal Face. Nice way to kick off our 14th season. Has it been that long???

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Saturday, September 5, 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 enter a one-bedroom apartment that was burned to the ground by environmentally-motivated activists. It acts as a cage around the viewers while both romanticizing the event and playing off of recent installations by artists Michael Asher, and William Cordova.

Jerstin Crosby currently lives and makes work in Hillsborough, NC, and was born in Dothan, Alabama in 1979. He is an active member of the Lump-based collaborative group Team Lump, and producer of Acid Rain Production, a community access tv show that broadcasts new media and video art. His work has been exhibited at the Southeastern Center of Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, the Bemis Center of Contemporary Art, Omaha, NE, Cell Project Space, London, UK, Heaven Gallery, Chicago, IL, and Exit Art, NYC, among others. This is his second solo exhibition at Lump.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

benefit - august 22

On Saturday, August 22, Lump will hold its 3rd annual benefit event. The event, which is for one night only, will start at 7 pm A five dollar donation is suggested, to support Lump activities for the upcoming season.
Past benefits have included live music performances by bands such as The Bowerbirds, Scooner and Phon. This year’s event will depart from that tradition, featuring a dance party led by FrequeNC records, based out of Chapel Hill. The FrequeNC dj crew will include DJ Juan, DJ Nasty Boots and Datahata, and they will bring their infamous house party to Raleigh.

The benefit will include a video screening by Acid Rain Production, with videos from their first season by artists David Colagiovanni, Peter Burr, Lydia Moyer, Carl Diehl, Michael Robinson, Thad Kellstadt, Jesse McLean, Laura Larson, Niels Post, Jacob Ciocci, Shana Moulton, and David Dunn.

There will also be a presentation by live video mixing artist Megan McKissack. Megan is based out of Asheville, NC, where she edits and mixes video for a public access TV show called Mount Dungeon.

Lump is inviting its fans and friends to come out and show their support by attending this one-of-a-kind event.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Team Lump reviewed in TimeOut London

Our show DIY Rapture was reviewed in TimeOut London. You can read it here.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

TeamLump presents DIY Rapture at Cell Projects, London

TeamLump is traveling to Cell Projects in London to install DIY Rapture, an installation exploring American cults and their followers. The exhibition will include two large scale collaborative sculptures and individual work including drawing, painting, video and sculpture by Leah Bailis, Jerstin Crosby, Josh Rickards, Bill Thelen and Tory Wright. We've also created a limited-edition zine (30) to commemorate the show. Phon will be playing during the opening and has created some awesome new sounds to be played throughout the show's run. If you know any one in London, please tell them to stop by for a lil' North Carolina love, Rawleigh style. The opening is Friday, July 3rd from 7-10pm.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Middle of Nowhere review

A nice mention in The Independent for The Middle of Nowhere curated by Jerstin Crosby. Check it out here.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Middle of Nowhere

A great end to our 13th season. Jerstin did an excellent job curating a diverse group of artists into the show. Despite the rain tons of people showed up and it was a most excellent opening.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Cammi Climaco review

Check out the new review of Cammi's show by the always awesome Amy White. If you haven't see the show you have two weekends left.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Christopher Coleman opening

The opening for Christopher Coleman's The State of Separation was jam packed. For more info and images check here.

Thursday, March 12, 2009


What an opening reception for the group show Penned and Eilmer-a new video by David Colagiovanni!!! Both exhibitions will be up until March 28th and Penned will travel to Ellipse Art Center in Arlington, VA. There is review of Penned here.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rickards/Wright/Lump on Fecal Face

Recently, we took a trip north to Philadelphia for a TeamLump convention, see some friends/shows, dance and plan for our show in London this summer at Cell. Jerstin documented the trip and reviewed Josh Rickard's show at Vox and Tory Wright's at Lump for Fecal Face. You can check it out here.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pleasure Seekers

Here's some images from Tory Wright's Pleasure Seekers exhibition. A review was posted on the Nasher's blog which can be found here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009


Mark Robinson of Unrest/Teenbeat fame designed an awesome new shirt to benefit the gallery in these hard economic times. They are limited to 48 and printed on American Apparel in adult s,m,l,xl. They are $25 post paid in the US of A. You can email us at: lumpgallery@gmail.com to order one before they are gone.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Cannonball Press

It's always great to see what Mike and Martin from Cannonball Press are up to and they always put on an awesome show. Drink Up and Be Somebody did not disappoint. More photos, reviews and posts can be seen here, here, and here. You can always see what they are up and pick up to on their website.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Best of 2008

Four of our shows from last year made the Best of 2008 list by the always awesome Amy White. Read it here.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Proximity Magazine

Lump has been featureed in the latest issue of Proximity Magazine. A great new journal from the folks at Lumpen, Co-Prosperity Sphere and Version Fest in Chicago.You can view the article here.