2015 marks the 20th anniversary of the Zabludowicz Collection, and for its spring exhibition the gallery is showing work by multi-media, innovative and self-supporting artist organisation, Brooklyn’s The Still House Group. Founded in 2007 by Isaac Brest and Alex Perweiler as an online collective, the group now includes eight members and one artist in residence.
For their show, Testing Ground, at Zabludowicz they have chosen to include 16 artists: Isaac Brest, Nick Darmstaedter, Louis Eisner, Andrew Gbur, Joe Graham-Felsen, Jack Greer, Alex Ito, Brendan Lynch, Dylan Lynch, Haley Mellin, Alex Perweiler, Dominic Samsworth, Zachary Susskind, Peter Sutherland, Augustus Thompson and Brad Troemel.
First, housed within Zabludowicz’s main 19th century Corinthian-style Methodist chapel space are recent works by key members of The Still House Group; these paintings and sculptures reflect upon the role of contemporary art in current culture, and are framed by site-specific sculptural interventions which challenge perceptions of the weight and importance of the everyday.
Within the middle gallery are works by former Still House residency artists, all of which examine the economy of images, while the back gallery will include a new project from artists Joe Graham-Felsen, Andrew Gbur and former residency artist Augustus Thompson: an immersive installation which responds to the unusual architecture of the exhibition space whose curved walls and Corinthian pillaring provide an environment quite different from you usual white cube gallery.
Testing Ground: The Still House Group, until 5 April, Zabludowicz Collection, 176 Prince of Wales Road, London NW5 3PT.
For more, visit www.zabludowiczcollection.com.
Follow us on Twitter @AestheticaMag for the latest news in contemporary art and culture.
1. Dylan Lynch, I Wish It Would Rain, 2014. Image courtesy the artist / The Still House Group.