lumber room


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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 begins with work by: Phyllida Barlow, Lee Bontecou, Geles Cabrera, Talia Chetrit, Rose Dixon, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Suzan Frecon, Magdalena Suarez Frimkess, ektor garcia, Sonia Gomes, Lonnie Holley, Maryam Hosseini, Sheree Hovsepian, Johanna Jackson, Martha Jungwirth, Elisabeth Klee, Zoe Leonard, Anna Maria Maiolino, Helen Mirra, Ragen Moss, Ulrike Müller, Erin Jane Nelson, Kate Newby, Ann Cathrin November Høibo, Cornelia Parker, Laure Prouvost, Mary Obering, B. Ingrid Olson, Sally Saul, Oana Stanciu, and Jesse Wine.

In addition to the rotating art on view, Finding Our Way will also include a contemporary film program with visiting works from both regional and international new media artists. Our film program begins with a mini-documentary titled Échale Sávila, 2019 (12 min.) by Los Angeles based filmmaker Caitlin Diaz. Guided by the music project Sávila, the film finds the band interviewing their mothers as they speak on themes of Mexican-American identity, resilience, inter-generational healing, and beauty shot through the lense of super-8 film.

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

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
Lee Bontecou, Untitled Relief, 1960, welded steel, canvas and copper wire
Finding Our Way, 2020, installation view, lumber room
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