The Still House Group: +1 #5



Jan 18, 2014–Feb 15, 2014
The Still House Group: +1 #5
New Commissions

The Still House Group: +1 #5

Brendan Lynch, Naomi Larbi
Curated by Jonathan Rider

Their House: How the Still House Group Turned a Red Hook Studio Into an Art World Success Story, Michael H. Miller, GalleristNY, 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.

Founded in 2007, Tumblr has evolved into a significant creative online platform, exemplifying remix culture by creating influential arbiters, both professional and amateur, and attracting legions of followers. Presenting Brendan Lynch + Naomi Larbi, the fifth iteration of +1 #5 features a life-size cast of Larbi, paired with a constellation of images from her Tumblr (leftovershrooms.tumblr.com), all selected by Lynch. Turning the viral into the physical, this exhibition competes with the sheer immediacy and speed of its medium, creating an already out-of-date image of an online persona.

+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]

January 18 – February 13, 2014

Brendan Lynch (b. 1985) is an American artist living and working in New York. Lynch received his BFA and MFA from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 2009 and 2011, respectively. He has been the subject of numerous solo and two-person exhibitions, including Single Image (with Alex Ito), Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles, CA (2013); U Can’t Say That Again Again (with Nick Darmstaedter), Bugada & Cargnel, Paris, France (2013); Blowing a Dream, The Still House Group, Brooklyn, NY (2012); and Brendan Lynch, Thomas Brambilla Gallery, Bergamo, Italy (2011). Lynch has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Straight II DVD, Miami, FL (2013); This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do., Brand New Galley, Milan, Italy (2013); AN AMERICANA, American Academy, Rome, Italy (2013); The Wall, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY (2013); Private Collection Selected by #1 / Anneke Eussen, Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, Belgium (2013); This is This, Zach Feuer, New York, NY (2013); amongst others. Lynch is the founder of the blog groodstuff.tumblr.com.

Naomi Larbi is of the founder of the blog leftovershrooms.tumblr.com. The images included within the exhibition are selections from this site.

For more information about The Still House Group, please visit enterstillhouse.com

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General Support of Art in General is provided by General Hardware Manufacturing Inc.; the Lambent Fund of the Tides Foundation; the New York State Council on the Arts with support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; The Greenwich Collection; Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation; Agnes Gund; 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 the William Talbott Hillman Foundation. 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, Joyce Siegel, and Jeremy E. Steinke.

Additional special event support provided by Effen Vodka, Old Grand Dad Whiskey, Hornitos Tequila, and ROOT [Drive-In].

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