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Kelly McChesney takes the helm at Lump

After Kelly McChesney moved her Flanders Galery into the same building as Bill Thelen’s seminal Lump Gallery, they saw an opportunity. Now McChesney is taking the directorial lead for the whole space. I talked to McChesney about the transition, and its context, for Indy Week.

George Rousse returns to Durham for more literal illusionism

French Photographer George Rousse came to Durham in 2006 and made all manner of photographable installations in our many moldering buildings. A decade later, all that was moldering is invaluable. Still, Rousse found a partner in the Durham Fruit and Produce space, which is slated for renovations later next year. Read about Rousse’s recent residency, […]

Stacey Kirby brings home the whole enchilada from ArtPrize 8

I had the pleasure of decompressing with Stacey Kirby after her “Bureau of Personal Belonging” brought home the $200,000 jury’s grand prize from ArtPrize 8. We talk about the Bureau’s political significance amid the presidential campaign and the continuing HB2 fight, as well as what she learned from scaling her work up for thousands of […]

More indoor parking at the NCMA

With Rolling Sculpture: Art Deco Cars from the 1930s and 40s, Raleigh’s North Carolina Museum of Art gives its galleries over to the automobile for the second time in three years. I went in with a bad attitude, since their Porsche show didn’t even try to be a design show as it claimed to be. […]