Service Entrance
11/23/14 - 3/15/15
Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens - Deurle, BE


Isaac Brest / Nick Darmstaedter / Jack Greer / Alex Ito / Brendan Lynch / Dylan Lynch / Haley Mellin / Alex Perweiler / Zachary Susskind /
Peter Sutherland / Augustus Thompson / Dominic Samsworth / Jack McConville / Phoebe Collings-James / Brad Troemel /
Joe Graham-Felsen  

The Still House Group has been invited to occupy Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens in its entirety for nearly four months, displaying both their own work and a program of nine rotating projects. This two-part endeavor involves a survey of recent Still House activity in conjunction with three seperate galleries all of which alter states three times throughout the course of the exhibition.

Room A begins as a gift shop. Set amongst a sculptural installation created by artist Joe Graham-Felsen, the group has brought together a selection of second hand books, an assortment of artist publications and zines, as well as objects and editions offered for sale during the exhibition. In Janaury, this room will turn into a theatre playing feature films, music videos, interviews and other video content chosen by Still House. In February, this room will change yet again to accommodate a selection of soundtracks made by members and peers of the group. 

Room B involves selected members of the Still House Residency program, where between November and March, eight former resident artists will alternate group presentations.

Room C involves a collaborative project produced by Zachary Susskind. Along with the non-profit organisation Art Without Bars, Susskind has guided a course involving some ten inmates of the prison Andenne (Belgium) on the topic of exhibition organization. In three consecutive parts, the prisoners will display their curatorial practice utilizing work of the museum’s permanent collection, Still House, and their own art.

 

Project Space Schedule

November 23rd - January 4th: 

Room A - Gift Shop 

Room B - Peter Sutherland & Augustus Thompson 

Room C - The Hazard Will Supply the First Verse (MDD Permanent Collection) 

 

January 7th - February 1st: 

Room A - Theatre 

Room B - Phoebe Collings-James, Jack McConville & Dominic Samsworth 

Room C - Opening Towards the Hidden Faces of Fresh Natural Fruits (Still House) 

 

February 4th - March 15th: 

Room A - Sound Installation 

Room B - Alex Ito, Haley Mellin & Brad Troemel 

Room C - How Are You Never You (Inmates)

Dylan Lynch 
LACK, 2014 
Acrylic on steel 
25 x 21.5 x 21.5 inches 

Nick Darmstaeder
Rated R for Brutal Medieval Warfare, 2013 
Magnets on galvanized steel
60 x 48 inches 

Isaac Brest
Sweaty Palms, 2012 
59-minute film loop
Dimensions variable

Nick Darmstaedter
Rice Rocket (blue), 2014
Car on rice
197 x 165 x 71 inches

Isaac Brest
Upon Further Examination, 2014
Painter's tape on drywall in artist's frame
72 x 48 inches

Zachary Susskind
Mother Tongue, 2012
Cotton, rubber and silicone
15 x 15 x 15 inches

Jack Greer
Inside Brian, 2014
Canvas, thread and latex paint
32 x 26 inches

Dylan Lynch
The Weight of an Elephant, 2012
Enamel, metal and ivory
41.5 x 41.5 x 60 inches

Louis Eisner
You Are (Not) Alone, 2014
Oil on canvas
64 x 84 inches

Louis Eisner
Danish Standard VI, 2014
Oil on canvas
40 x 30 inches

Zachary Susskind
Old Portrait of a German Tourist, 2014
Rubber, leather and sand
Dimensions variable

Isaac Brest
This Shit Right Here N****?!, 2014
Plastic baggies, dust mask, salvaged marble from parthenon, metal file, salvaged marble from Parthenon filed down to powder, four plastic baggies containing one gram of Parthenon powder and Metropolitan Museum membership card
Dimension variable

Jack Greer
Phase 2:12, 2014
Paper, tape and thread on wood stretcher
54.75 x 44.75 inches

Brendan Lynch
Mountain Workshop, 2014
Oil on canvas
85 x 95 inches

Brendan Lynch
All Nighter, 2014
Graphite and aluminium leaf on wood
60 x 57 inches

Dylan Lynch
Crowbar Baseball (black), 2014
Steel, cork, rubber, cotton and wool
42 x 30 x 3 inches

Alex Perwiler
Blinded by the Light, 2014
UV curable ink, paint on aluminium panel
72 x 90 inches

Zachary Susskind
Artifact: Agony & Ecstasy (El Greco), 2014
Cotton and paper
22.5 x 12.5 inches

Dylan Lynch
Sitting in Limbo, 2014
Acrylic on steel
23 x 24 x 25 inches

Dylan Lynch
The Harder They Come, 2014
Acrylic on steel
28 x 25 x 24 inches

Dylan Lynch
The Serenity, 2014
Acrylic on steel
21 x 29 x 26 inches

Louis Eisner
Ebay, 2014
Inkjet print in artist frame
29.5 x 25.5 inches

Nick Darmstaedter
Marquee Moon, 2014
Oil on canvas
84 x 84 inches

Louis Eisner
Baltimore Betsy, 2014
Oil on canvas
82 x 60 inches

Nick Darmstaedter
RedBull Without A Cause, 2014
RedBull and plaster
7.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 inches

Nick Darmstaedter
Dumb Blond (Pink Panther Blond), 2013
Oil, acrylic and silkscreen on canvas and aluminum
72 x 96 inches

Jack Greer
Was Here/Sad Punk/Mar Vista, 2014
Cactus
Dimension variable

Louis Eisner
Untitled, 2013
Mixed media
54 x 21 x 35 inches

Jack Greer
Was Here/Sad Punk/Mar Vista (Detail), 2014
Cactus
Dimension variable

Brendan Lynch
Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon, 2014
Cigarette ash applied to wall
Dimension variable

Dylan Lynch
Omit the Logic, 2014
Steel
72 x 38 x 4.5 inches

Jack Greer
8 Months Later, 2014
Cactus
Dimension variable

Jack Greer
Inside Connor, 2014
Canvas, thread, latex paint
22 x 18 inches

Alex Perweiler
Modern Home, 2014
Reversed archive photograph
10 x 12 inches

Isaac Brest
Piero Bisello #1/Piero Bisello #2/Piero Bisello #3, 2014
Various brand of drywall in artist frame
72 x 48 inches each

Dylan Lynch
Untitled, 2014
Cinder blocks
Dimensions variable

Dylan Lynch
Untitled, 2014
Cinder blocks
Dimensions variable

ROOM A

Gift Shop 
November 23rd, 2014 - January 4th, 2015 

 

As the first of three projects in Room A, The Still House has produced a museum gift shop of their own. With an installation by artist Joe Graham Felsen, the space has been divided into three separate sections.

The first is comprised of second-hand books purchased by the members of the group. With a limited budget, each artist was given freedom to choose (from a flea market, eBay etc) any printed material they felt was worthy of consumption by a museum audience. Whether it was for the reference images contained within the book, or the odd-nature of the content, the group selected a total of twenty-two publications ranging from product catalogues to art theory texts, do-it-yourself manuals and vintage magazines.

In the second section, Still House sourced a selection from publishers of limited artist books, exporting to Belgium rare zines, textbooks and hardcovers by young contemporary artists, otherwise difficult to attain in the region.

In the final area, the artists of Still House have created limited merchandise specifically for the museum. Some items were simply purchased as low cost ready-mades, such as Flaming Hot Cheetos by Nick Darmstaedter and stash cans by Dylan Lynch, whereas others are handmade objects such as the t-shirts and painted tabloids by Dylan Lynch. Certain merchandise was produced using websites specializing in promotional items, like Isaac Brest’s stress balls, Louis Eisner’s coffee mugs and Alex Perweiler’s monochromatic puzzles. Artist Cali Thornhill-DeWitt was commissioned to create a series of six posters utilizing the text Service Entrance, in memory of the Still House’s exhibition at Dhondt-Dhaenens. 

Screening Room 
January 7th - February 1st, 2015

 

For the second installment of Room A, the eight original members of Still House have assembled a 90-minute film. The project revolves around the use of appropriated footage, utilizing source material as a ready made. Each artist was responsible for four clips - an interview, music video, commercial and a scene from a narrative film. Edited together at random, the film explores American culture, both high and low, providing an underlying visual background to the work on display in Service Entrance. While no clip was directly chosen to for its relationship to the respective artist’s practice, each were chosen by the artists nonetheless, and serve as subconscious context to the sculptures and paintings exhibited at Museum Dhondt-Dhaenens.

Sound Project 
February 7th - March 22nd, 2015 

 

For the third installment of room A, The Still House Group has commissioned 5 peer musicians to generate exhibition specific audio works. Each participant was sent images from previous iterations of Service Entrance and was then asked to create a sound track to accompany the project. The result is a compilation of varied sonic experiences, ranging from those that function similar to traditional movie scores, to more experimental, looped noises and sounds. These works ultimately operate as an audio supplement to the primarily visual experience in the adjacent galleries. Participating musicians include: Ben Morsberger, Devonte Hynes, Max Barbaria, Augustus Thompson and Tonstartssbandht.

ROOM B

Peter Sutherland
Augustus Thompson 

November 23rd, 2014 - January 4th, 2015 

Peter Sutherland installation view
PVC pipe, ink jet on perforated vinyl and enamel
144 x 3 x 3 inches each