The very hip artist’s collective Still House has joined with the very powerful art collector and adviser Mark Fletcher to present a group show in Manhattan opening next week that marks Still House’s first “New York City group exhibition since 2010.”
A full press release follows. Should be a good one!
HERE COMES New Painting and Sculpture by The Still House Group
June 28 – July 27, 2011
Opening: June 28, 7 – 9PM
24 Washington Square North
New York City
New York…Mark Fletcher is pleased to announce HERE COMES, an exhibition by young artists working with Brooklyn-based collective The Still House Group. Participants – including permanent members of the Group and artists affiliated with its residency program – will present new paintings, site-dependent sculptures and unconventional photography in a self-curated installation at Fletcher’s exhibition space at 24 Washington Square North.
Still House’s first New York City group exhibition since 2010, HERE COMES will open on June 28th and present works by Isaac Brest, Nick Darmstaedter, Alex Da Corte, Louis Eisner, Jack Greer, Brendan Lynch, Dylan Lynch, Alex Perweiler, and Zachary Susskind. The show will remain on view through July 27th.
Founded in 2008 by Isaac Brest and Alex Perweiler, The Still House Group is based in Red Hook, Brooklyn, where it occupies a 7,100 square foot Civil War era industrial building. Here, the Group exhibits, documents and preserves work by young artists, running nine studios, a three-month residency program, and a project space that provides monthly openings of exhibitions curated by the artists themselves. Inspired by the ideals of an emerging demographic, The Still House Group seeks to escape the conventions of the traditional gallery, gearing itself instead toward a new model of self-sufficiency and communal creativity. The Group has never been a collective in the sense that its members work together on collaborative pieces. However, its process is such that during conceptual, production, and exhibition phases, the members’ art shares an underlying commonality. In HERE COMES, this connectedness is revealed in a pared down, highly concentrated minimal aesthetic inflected with wit and pathos.
The group of works presented in HERE COMES surveys how a shared perspective can inform individual practice, and how the collective experience brings special clarity to task of addressing open questions. “Our title is about the cliff-hanger,” explains Still House co-founder Isaac Brest. “Here comes what? We wanted to convey our vision of an exhibition as an announcement without a single subject, without a conclusion. We were thinking of Stanley Kubrick’s film The Shining, which transformed the famously upbeat opening of the Tonight Show with Johnny Carson – ‘Here’s Johnny!’ – into something terrifying. Our exhibition title suggests a frightening enthusiasm, the trap of anticipation, and the inherent incompleteness of such a project. Art presents challenges and questions to which no answers are readily available, and exhibitions are an invitation to think about possible answers.”
HERE COMES will be open to the pubic at 24 Washington Square North from Tuesday through Friday, 12PM to 5PM or by appointment.