No Concert is a site-specific installation of new work by the Durham-based artist Harrison Haynes consisting of sound, video projection and photography. It is the artist's first solo show at Lump and his first solo exhibition since completing the Bard MFA program in 2012. Using Francis Picabia's 1924 collaborative, interdisciplinary event Relâche as a jumping off point, Haynes brings together aspects of his own multifarious practice under one roof. For the installation, Haynes has taken cues from the space itself, both historically and architecturally, in determining the layout. A large projected video screen bisects the gallery and cycles through a series of scenes depicting assemblages of objects in Haynes' studio as they are subjected to certain conditions of light. Large, unframed photographs hang from the ceiling, showing tiers of metal work-lamps, another reference to the stage construction of Relâche. Haynes' photographs hang perpendicular to the gallery walls, obstructing the video screen, requiring motion on the part of the viewer.
In contrast to Relâche, which was co-authored by Picabia and composer Eric Satie, Haynes' exhibition coalesces efforts from two branches of his own creative output: music and visual art. In 2008 Haynes began to integrate drumming into his visual prac through modes of performance, and by way of subject matter through photography and collage. With No Concert, Haynes further explores that hybridity, unveiling an original percussion-based sound composition, which runs continually during the exhibition.
The opening of Haynes' installation No Concert, in conjunction with the debut of 6 other artists' projects in downtown Raleigh, signifies the launch of SiteWork. Organized by Haynes, his wife art advisor Chloe Seymore, and Raleigh-based artists Lincoln Hancock and Neill Prewitt, SiteWork's mission is to support noncommercial contemporary art practices such as installation, video, and performance in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. SiteWork provides exhibition opportunities, increases exposure, and facilitates exchange and collaboration among Triangle-based, national, and international artists engaged in site-related work.
SiteWork/Hopscotch, Sitework's inaugural production, will be an annual exposition of site-related art in downtown Raleigh in conjunction with the Hopscotch Music Festival. The official visual arts companion to the acclaimed music festival, SiteWork/Hopscotch is comprised strictly of project-based work initiated by an international roster of artists who are either dual practitioners (artist/musicians) or artists working with sound or music-related ideas. Please visit http://siteworknc.com for more information.
Harrison Haynes is a visual artist who has worked with photography, painting, video and performance. He received a BFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA in Photography from the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College in New York. Haynes' work has been exhibited nationally and was included in 'The Record: Contemporary Art and Vinyl' which originated at the Nasher Museum of Art and traveled to the ICA/Boston and the Henry Art Gallery in Seattle, and 'Here' at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum in Philadelphia. As a drummer he has toured and recorded extensively with the New York based group Les Savy Fav who will perform at the All Tomorrows Parties music festival in England in November.