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 final exhibition at +1 features Zachary Susskind + Allen Xu. A beautiful hand-crafted sign, only legible to those who read Chinese characters (and ostensibly to those in who live and work in the surrounding neighborhood), anchors the rear of the storefront space. Roughly translated to ‘fog everywhere,’ the sign is flanked by a steaming pot of water and a squeegee, items whose repetitive functions both obscure and elucidate the meaning of the space.
+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]
Zachary Susskind (b. 1986) is an American artist living and working in New York, NY. Susskind received his BFA from New York University, New York, NY in 2009. Susskind’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali Presents: The Still House Group, Fondazione Museo Pino Pascali, Polignano a Mare, Italy (2014); Straight II DVD, Miami, FL (2013); The Still House Group presented by Jonathan Viner, ReMap 4, Athens, Greece (2013); Honk if you don’t Exist, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY (2013); This is THIS, organized by Isaac Brest, Zach Feuer Gallery, New York, NY (2013); among others. He was recently the subject of a two-person exhibition Nobody comes here anymore, it’s too crowded (w/ Alex Perweiler), The Still House Group, NY (2013).
Allen Xu (b. 1983) is a sign-maker from Shaoyang, China. Xu received his Masters in Finance from Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville and moved to New York to follow in his family’s footsteps in the sign and graphic business. He has worked on several projects with artists before, but his collaboration on +1 with Zachary Susskind marks the first time he has been billed as one himself.
For more information about The Still House Group, please visit enterstillhouse.com
General Support of Art in General is provided by General Hardware Manufacturing Inc.; the Lambent Foundation Fund of 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].