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Over the past 10 years the lumber room has established itself as a meeting ground, exhibition space and private residence, with a goal of creating access and community around a shared interest in the arts. Our current exhibition aims to highlight the idea of the lumber room as a place in-between roles; a site that strives for domestic comfort while inviting discourse around contemporary art. Finding Our Way explores the collection as a point of entry for understanding the person who built it, Sarah Miller Meigs, and the artists and ideas she supports. 

With an intention of engaging the collection within the setting of a home, this exhibit will experiment with informal modes of display and a regular rotation of work being moved in and throughout the space. 

Finding Our Way is currently exhibiting work by: Joseph Beuys, Kathy Butterly, Vaginal Davis, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Nan Goldin, Lonnie Holley, Sheree Hovsepian, Johanna Jackson, Tomashi Jackson, Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Martha Jungwirth, Stanya Kahn, Deana Lawson, Ruth Laskey, Zoe Leonard, Jasmine Little, Alice Mackler, Nevine Mahmoud, Anna Maria Maiolino, Dave McKenzie, Ana Mendieta, Helen Mirra, Ragen Moss, Kate Newby, Cornelia Parker, Laure Prouvost, Mary Obering, Jennifer Rochlin, Susan Rothenberg, Su-Mei Tse, Arlene Shechet, Carrie Mae Weems, Hannah Wilke and Jesse Wine.

In addition to the rotating art on view, Finding Our Way also includes a contemporary film program with visiting works from both regional and international new media artists. This month we are honored to share Lonnie Holley’s digital film I Snuck Off the Slave Ship, 2018 (20 min). Directed by Lonnie Holley and Cyrus Moussavi, I Snuck Off the Slave Ship is the first time Holley, an acclaimed visual artist and musician, has directed a film. Built from the scraps of his life and sci-fi alternative realities, this short film is an assemblage of Lonnie’s encounters with the slave ship “America” and a testament to imagination as resistance. As the phantoms of historical trauma collide with the advancement of technology, Lonnie’s efforts to memorialize and preserve converge with his own physical metamorphosis into memory and digital abstraction. Shot around Lonnie’s home in Atlanta, GA. the film features cameo appearances by gospel legend Theotis Taylor and the Edeliegba Senior Dance Ensemble. 

Please visit The Checklist, a weekly exploration of works and the artists on view.

Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Jennifer Rochlin, Wonder Woman, Rocks, Sea, Shields / Rope Pattern, 2018, glazed ceramic
Deana Lawson, Wanda and Daughters, 2009, Inkjet print, mounted on Sintra
Tomashi Jackson, The Park and the People (Seneca Village and Brooklyn), 2019, acrylic, oil, buttons, and image transfer on paper and muslin
Helen Mirra, Backbone, 2006, ink and milk paint on cotton
Helen Mirra, Backbone, 2006, ink and milk paint on cotton; Anna Maria Maiolino, Untitled, from Objeto Escultorico series, 1996, plaster
Anna Maria Maiolino, Untitled, from Objeto Escultorico series, 1996, plaster
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
installation view: Susan Rothenberg, Untitled, 1987, charcoal, pencil on paper; Alice Mackler, Untitled, 2015, glaze, clay; Martha Jungwirth, Untitled, 1986 - 87, oil on mounted cardboard mounted on canvas
Susan Rothenberg, Untitled, 1987, charcoal, pencil on paper
installation view: Nan Goldin, Christine floating in the sea, St. Barth's, 1999, Cibachrome; Cornelia Parker, Unsettled (Jerusalem), 2012-2013, wood found on the streets of Jerusalem, wire
Nan Goldin, Christine floating in the sea, St. Barth's, 1999, Cibachrome
Jessica Jackson Hutchins, Cushion, 2017, ceramic, cushion
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Jasmine Little, Woman in the Garden, 2019, stoneware and glaze
Su-Mei Tse, Moment (Rue du Pont-aux-Choux), 2019, Inkjet on fine art paper mounted on Dibond and maple wood frame; Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Untitled, 2004, ceramic
Joseph Beuys, Intuition, 1968, wooden box with pencil drawing, unlimited edition
Ana Mendieta, Untitled, 1984, ink on paper; Lonnie Holley, The Way They Saw Things, 1997, sandstone
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Nevine Mahmoud, a tender cheek, 2018, Portuguese pink marble, glass, copper; Ruth Laskey, Twill Series (Steel Gray), 2013, hand-woven and hand-dyed linen; Jesse Wine, Zillow, 2017, copper oxide, ceramic
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Arlene Shechet, Other Kali, 2019, glazed ceramic, wood
Hannah Wilke, Untitled, ca. late 1970s - early 1980s, glazed ceramic; LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, 2008, gelatin silver print
Hannah Wilke, Untitled, ca. late 1970s - early 1980s, glazed ceramic
Dave McKenzie, Yesterday's Newspaper, 2006, yesterday's newspaper and wood
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Kathy Butterly, Walk the Walk, 2018, clay, glaze
Carrie Mae Weems, Untitled (Woman standing alone), 1990, gelatin silver print
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Martha Jungwirth, Untitled, 1986 - 87, oil on mounted cardboard mounted on canvas
Ulrike Müller, Curls, 2017, vitreous enamel on steel
Ann Cathrin Novemer Høibo, XL, 2019, handwoven wool, cotton, nylon, tulle, silk, acrylic pole
Oana Stanciu, !EU (!ME) 5, 2013, giclée print
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
installation view: Sheree Hovsepian, Role Play, 2019, silver gelatin prints, photograms, nylon, artist made frame, walnut, Optium museum acrylic; Sally Saul,Flower, 2016, clay and glaze
Unknown, Untitled (Shiva linga), Udaipur, 2011, tempera, gouache, ink on salvaged paper
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Anna Maria Maiolino, Por um fio (By a Thread), from Fotopoemacao (photopoemaction) series, 1976/2006, black and white digital photograph
Cornelia Parker, Unsettled (Jerusalem),Cornelia Parker
Unsettled (Jerusalem), 2012-2013, wood found on the streets of Jerusalem, wire
Cornelia Parker, Unsettled (Jerusalem),Cornelia Parker
Unsettled (Jerusalem), 2012-2013, (detail), wood found on the streets of Jerusalem, wire
Lonnie Holley, The Way They Saw Things, 1997, sandstone
Sonia Gomes, Untitled, from Raiz series, 2018, mooring and sewing on wood
installation view: Suzan Frecon, Composition in Four Colors, Trial 3, 2009, oil on board; ektor garcia, manos Cu, 2018 copper, leather, copper tape on watercolor paper, steel, copper wire, hammered copper napkin holder from Santa Clara del Cobre Michoacan
ektor garcia, manos Cu, 2018 copper, leather, copper tape on watercolor paper, steel, copper wire, hammered copper napkin holder from Santa Clara del Cobre Michoacan
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
installation view: Geles Cabrera, Untitled, 1979, Bronze; Talia Chetrit
Self-portrait (mesh layer), 2019, inkjet print, mounted on aluminum; Erin Jane NelsonIndigo Rain Cave, 2019, photographs on glazed stoneware; Unknown Untitled, 2011, tempera, gouache, ink on salvaged paper
Geles Cabrera, Untitled, 1979, Bronze
Phyllida Barlow, untitled: roadsidehoarding; 2017-2018, 2018, cement, PVA, paint, plaster, plywood, sand, steel, timber
Mary Obering, Window Series #2, 1973, acrylic on canvas
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Ragen Moss, Puritan (with hellcat Heart), 2019, acrylic, polyethylene, aluminum, and steel hardware
LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, 2008, gelatin silver print
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Lee Bontecou, Untitled Relief, 1960, welded steel, canvas and copper wire
Maryam Hoseini, Overseas (Horizon), 2017, acrylic, ink and pencil on wood panel, latex paint on wall
Johanna Jackson, Set of dishes and service items with unbroken stripes, square fruit, roses in three life stages, a basic pattern inherited from my father, a basic pattern not from my father, drifting checkers, traced shadows, body colors and drawing marks separate and together, 2020, glazed porcelain
Johanna Jackson, Set of dishes and service items with unbroken stripes, square fruit, roses in three life stages, a basic pattern inherited from my father, a basic pattern not from my father, drifting checkers, traced shadows, body colors and drawing marks separate and together, 2020, (detail), glazed porcelain
Johanna Jackson, Set of dishes and service items with unbroken stripes, square fruit, roses in three life stages, a basic pattern inherited from my father, a basic pattern not from my father, drifting checkers, traced shadows, body colors and drawing marks separate and together, 2020, (detail), glazed porcelain
installation view: Zoe Leonard, Good Witch, 1990-1994, gelatin silver print
Zoe Leonard, Good Witch, 1990-1994, gelatin silver print
installation view: Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, Desert Tile Painting, 2002, stoneware and glaze; Jesse Wine, Zillow, 2017, copper oxide, ceramic
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
Laure Prouvost, GDM Drinking Fountain (For Grandad to Come Back), 2017, glass sculpture and stone wall fountain
Laure Prouvost, GDM Drinking Fountain (For Grandad to Come Back), 2017, glass sculpture and stone wall fountain