More Life / Took a Pick With Leaves, Glued a Skull in the Trees
Lump presents two playful fall shows: “More Life” – photographs and videos by Lydia McCarthy, and “Took a Pick With Leaves, Glued a Skull in the Trees” – photographic collagesby Jimmy Fountain and John Bowman. In “More Life” photographer, Lydia McCarthy is sending out a distress signal to whomever might respond. This highly personal, often hilarious series of videos, paired with PhotoTex and framed photos, represents a plea for intimacy during an unprecedented and seemingly unending period of sequestration.
In “Took a Pick With Leaves, Glued a Skull in the Trees” photographer Jimmy Fountain teams up with collage artist John Bowman to create a series of wild and weird collages made from excised pieces of Fountain’s medium format digital photos. Low key humor pervades the work, building on a compositional format that subverts our immediate expectations while honoring the mixed media gods of yore.