The Still House Group: +1 #7



Mar 9, 2014–Apr 6, 2014
The Still House Group: +1 #7
New Commissions

The Still House Group: +1 #7

Alex Perweiler, Joe Graham-Felsen
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, 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 seventh exhibition at +1 features artists Alex Perweiler + Joe Graham-Felson. Perwieler + Graham-Felson humorously comment on the constant ebb and flow of Chinatown by creating a mirror of the adjacent storefront space, which has been vacant since +1 opened. From the folds in the craft paper, to the preciseness of tapelines, through to the typography of the numbers above the door, +1#7 creates a false front, a ringer, something both out of sink and completely in line with its surroundings.

+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]

March 9 – April 6, 2014

Alex Perweiler (b.1986) is an American artist living and working in New York, NY. Perweiler received his BFA from Parsons the New School for Design, New York, NY in 2009. Together with Isaac Brest, he founded the Brooklyn-based art organization The Still House Group with in 2007 to foster “creative sustainability” for future generations of artists seeking non-traditional career progressions. Since then, The Still House Group has built a permanent, multi-faceted arts institution in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and produced numerous exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, and Miami. Recently, Perweiler showed alongside Zachary Susskind in Nobody comes here anymore, it’s too crowded (w/ Zachary Susskind), The Still House Group, Redhook, NY (2013). Perweiler work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Strike(s), Nahmad Contemporary, New York, NY (2014); This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do., Brand New Galley, Milan, Italy (2013); Mixed Media Message, Gladstone Gallery, New York, NY (2013); Foe 4 Real (w/ Van Hanos & Joe Graham Felsen), Know More Games, New York, NY (2013); among others.

Joe Graham-Felsen (b. 1984) is an American artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Graham-Felsen received his MFA from the Yale University School of Art, New Haven, CT in 2011 and his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI in 2007. He has been the subject of solo exhibitions, including Disappearing is easy. Disappearing is not easy, The Still House Group, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Joe Graham-Felsen, Galerie Debaume, New York (2009); Iraq YouTube Yelling Singing, Market Square, Providence, RI (2007); and M.A.D.: Sitings 2006, RISD Museum, Providence, RI (2006). Graham-Felsen’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Straight II DVD, The Still House Group, Miami, FL (2013); NPR Bar, Knowmoregames, Miami, FL (2013); L.I.I.T., Eli Ping Gallery, New York, NY (2013); Foe 4 Real, Know More Games, Brooklyn, NY (2013); among others.

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.

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