Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Cannonball Wuz Here, And Still Is.........

Cannonball Press
Drink Up and Be Somebody

Show run: December 5 – 27, 2008

Lump Gallery
505 S. Blount St
Raleigh, NC 27605
Hours: Saturdays 12-5pm and by appointment during the week

Lump will also be open additional Friday nights (12/12 and 12/19) from 6pm -9pm as part of the Every Friday in December is First Friday event.

Them scallywag, good-for-nothing, woodblock carvin', boys from Cannonball Press made a pilgrimage down from Brooklyn last week to install their recent Lump show, "Drink Up and Be Somebody". They dub it the "World Premiere" of a series of giant block prints full of "can you hold my hair while I puke", booty grinding, slobbery. For nine years, Martin Mazorra and Mike Houston have been producing limited edition relief cuts, silkscreens, and lithographs from their own hands as well as publishing prints from other artists, many of which are included in C-balls third Lump show like, Dennis McNett, David Ellis, Maya Hayuk, Bill Thelen, Aiyanna Udessen, Swoon, Bill Fick, and the Amazing Hancock Brothers.

One thing the Cannonballers do very well is squeeze a lot of party into one print, and they sure as fire went "Saloon style" with this show crammed with hundreds of $20 lim ed. works in a space they broke up masterfully by hanging 8x4 foot prints on canvas from the ceiling. Team Lump's Tory Wright took one metric shit ton of pics from the opening night: here's a few.