It’s almost time for First Friday! On June 5th, from 7-10pm Lump Gallery will be hosting an opening reception for a new exhibition called The Middle of Nowhere, curated by TeamLump’s Jerstin Crosby. Here is what the gallery has to say about the show:

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”.

Having gone to high school in the middle of nowhere, I’m pretty excited to see what the artists come up with for this show. The exhibition will include drawing, photography, prints, paintings, video, and radio pieces by artists based in NC, Chicago, San Francisco, Charlottesville, and Berlin. The mixed-media piece posted above is by one of the participating artists, Orvokki Halme. See you there!

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