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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.
Replete with a Christmas tree, twinkly lights, duck-taped presents, and a red and green checkerboard floor scattered with pharmaceuticals, this fourth iteration features an installation by artists Jack Greer + Jonah Freeman & Justin Lowe. Riffing on the tradition of department store holiday windows, +1#4 presents the illusion of the ‘holidays’ alongside its very synthetic reality.
+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]
Jack Greer (b. 1987) is an American artist living and working in New York, NY. Greer received his BFA from Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY in 2009. His work was the subject of a recent solo exhibition Shopping For New Furniture, The Still House Group, Brooklyn, NY (2012). Greer has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including This is the story of America. Everybody’s doing what they think they’re supposed to do., Brand New Galley, Milan, Italy (2013); Honk if you don’t Exist, The Fireplace Project, East Hampton, NY (2013); (BRU)s, Galerie Rodolphe Janssen, Brussels, Belgium (2013); Savage Detectives, RH Gallery, New York, NY (2012); among others. Greer has collaborated with Nike and Opening Ceremony on limited edition design products.
Jonah Freeman (b. 1975) and Justin Lowe (b. 1976) are American artists living and working between Los Angeles, CA and New York, NY. Jonah Freeman received his BFA from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY in 1997. Justin Lowe received his MFA from Columbia University, New York, NY in 2004 and his BA from Hampshire College, Amherst, MA in 2000. Freeman and Lowe maintain individual artist practices and often work collaboratively, creating immersive site-specific installations that play with architecture, narrative, and drug-culture. Recent solo exhibitions of include SISTER MOIRÈ, Winfield House, London, United Kingdom (2013); Asleep in the Cyclone, 21C Museum Hotel, Louisville, KT (2013); Artichoke Underground, Art Basel: Unlimited, Basel, Switzerland (2013); and Justin Lowe and Jonah Freeman: Stray Light Grey, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY (2012). Freeman and Lowe’s work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, including ABSOLUT Open Canvas, Absolut, Brooklyn, NY (2013); Endless Bummer II/Still Bummin’, curated by Drew Heitzler and Jan Tumlir, Marlborough Chelsea, New York, NY (2013); Kiss Me Deadly: A Group Show of Contemporary Neo-Noir from Los Angeles, Paradise Row, London, United Kingdom (2013); and Parts and Service, Eric Firestone Gallery, East Hampton, NY (2012). Freeman and Lowe have been the subject of articles and reviews in publications including Artforum, Modern Painters, The New York Times, The Village Voice, VICE, amongst 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, Joyce Siegel, and Jeremy E. Steinke.
Additional special event support provided by Effen Vodka, Old Grand Dad Whiskey, Hornitos Tequila, and ROOT [Drive-In].