Their House: How the Still House Group Turned a Red Hook Studio Into an Art World Success Story, Michael H. Miller, Gallerist, March 4, 2014. View article.
ART, Bill Powers, purple DIARY, November 29, 2013. View article.
For their Art in General New Commission, The Still House Group (an emerging artist-run organization based in Brooklyn) presents +1, a new artist-run space in the heart of Chinatown. Housed in a storefront space under the Manhattan Bridge, +1 will present a series of exhibitions by The Still House Group’s permanent roster of eight artists: Alex Perweiler, Isaac Brest, Zachary Susskind, Louis Eisner, Jack Greer, Brendan Lynch, Dylan Lynch, and Nick Darmstaedter. Each exhibition will be a solo presentation with a plus one – the addition of another artwork, object, or artist to the space. Building on Art in General’s own history as an artist-run alternative space, +1 is a new platform for The Still House Group to present unconventional work and exchange ideas.
The second exhibition of +1 features artists Nick Darmstaedter + Grayson Revoir. Darmstaedter offers up a large flat screen television, playing an endless silent loop of Bruce Lee’s 1973 tour de force Enter the Dragon, and a Day-glo poster-portrait of the kung fu master himself. Revoir positions a Corona bottle and shattered wood sculpture in the middle of the space – a freeze frame reconstruction of a choreographed fight, suspending moves straight out of the movie playing behind.
+1 Openings – Artists
#1: September 29th – Isaac Brest + Brad Troemel / #2: October 27th – Nick Darmstaedter + Grayson Revoir / #3: November 24th – Louis Eisner + Peter Sutherland / #4: December 22nd – Jack Greer + Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe / #5: January 18th – Brendan Lynch + Naomi Larbi / #6: February 15th – Dylan Lynch + Miles Huston / #7: March 9th – Alex Perweiler + Joe Graham-Felsen / #8: April 6th – Zachary Susskind + Allen Xu
+1 is located on the west side of Forsyth between Division and East Broadway. Exhibitions can be seen 24/7 through the window or by appointment. For more information, please contact [email protected]
Nick Darmstaedter (b. 1988) is an American artist living and working in New York, NY. Darmstaedter attended the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. He was recently the subject of a solo exhibition Bells and Whistles Can of Worms, Ritter / Zamet, London, United Kingdom (2012), and showed with fellow Still House member, Brendan Lynch, in U Can’t Say That Again Again, Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France (2013). Darmstaedter has been included in numerous group exhibitions with The Still House Group, including AN AMERICANA, American Academy, Rome, Italy (2013); Honk if you don’t Exist, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY (2013); This is THIS, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York (2013); and Banana Hammock, Art Basel Miami (2012). He was named on one of 25 artists to watch in 2013 by Complex Art + Design.
Grayson Revoir (b. 1983) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Revoir received his BFA from The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, New York, NY in 2010. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions, including recent shows at Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy (2013); INTERNATIONAL BATHING, Jan Kaps, Cologne, Germany (2013); It is Really There, CEO Gallery, Malmo, Sweden (2012); and Bewilder Be Wilder, The Still House Group, Brooklyn, NY. Revoir’s artwork has been in numerous group exhibitions, including Private Collection Selected by #1 / Anneke Eussen, Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, Belgium (2013); Do it (outside), organized by Hans Ulrich Obrist & Socrates Sculpture Park, Queens, NY (2013); let it come down, curated by Anton Zolotov, Hannah Barry Gallery, London, United Kingdom (2013); This is This, Zach Feuer, New York, NY (2013); among others.
For more information about The Still House Group, please visit enterstillhouse.com
General support of Art in General is provided by General Tools & Instruments LLC; the Lambent Fund of the Tides Foundation; Abraham and Lillian Rosenberg Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; ConEdison; The Greenwich Collection; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Select Equity Group Foundation; and by individuals. This program is also supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.
The New Commissions Program is made possible by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Trust for Mutual Understanding; National Endowment for the Arts; Jerome Foundation; and Affirmation Arts Fund. Support has also been provided by Commissioners’ Circle leaders Jeffery Larsen and Joseph Bolduc; Commissioners’ Circle supporters Sandra Ho and Jang Kim, and Cher Lewis, and Commissioners’ Circle members Roya Khadjavi Heidari, Sean Johnson, Mary Lapides, Richard Massey, Leslie Ruff, Steve Shane, Joyce Siegel, and Jeremy E. Steinke.
Additional special event support provided by Effen Vodka, Old Grand Dad Whiskey, Hornitos Tequila, and ROOT [Drive-In].