lumber room


The lumber room re-opened this Spring with an exhibition of our permanent collection. This exhibit examines how the lumber room functions both as a home for a collection and for the collector and her family. The exhibition, Finding Our Way, showcases the collection as a point of entry for understanding the person who built it, Sarah Miller Meigs, and the artists and ideas she supports. Over the past 10 years the lumber room has placed itself as a meeting ground between exhibition space and private residence, with a goal of creating access and community around a shared interest in the arts. This exhibition aims to highlight the idea of the lumber room as a place in-between roles; a site that strives for both domestic comfort and discourse around contemporary art.

With an intention of allowing conversations to happen organically between the artworks, this exhibit will experiment with informal modes of display and a regular rotation of work being moved in and throughout the space.

In addition to the art on display, Finding Our Way will also include a contemporary film program with visiting works from both regional and international new media artists. Throughout the year we will continue to invite you back for a series of performances, workshops and readings.

In these gestures, we hope to be a site of comfort, a site of contemplation, a site where one might feel at home.

Our film program begins with a mini-documentary titled Échale Sávila, 2019 (12 min.) by Los Angeles based filmmaker Caitlin Díaz. 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 lens of a super-8 camera.

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
Lonnie Holley, The Way They Saw Things, 1997, sandstone
Cornelia Parker, Unsettled (Jerusalem),Cornelia Parker
Unsettled (Jerusalem), 2012-2013, (detail), wood found on the streets of Jerusalem, wire
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
Phyllida Barlow, untitled: roadsidehoarding; 2017-2018, 2018, cement, PVA, paint, plaster, plywood, sand, steel, timber
Geles Cabrera, Untitled, 1979, Bronze
installation view: Mary Obering, Window Series #2, 1973, acrylic on canvas; Ragen Moss, Puritan (with hellcat Heart), 2019, acrylic, polyethylene, aluminum, and steel hardware; Ulrike Müller, Fever 103, 2010, vitreous enamel on steal; Rose Dickson, Pots Sharing a Lid, 2019, glazed stoneware, enamel paint, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Momme, 2008, gelatin silver print
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
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