Enter The Still House: "Reductio ad absurdum" of Perweiler/Susskind

Elena Soboleva
Apr 15, 2013 7:35PM

This weekend, I trekked to Red Hook for the opening of Alex Perweiler / Zachary Susskind show Nobody comes here anymore, it's too crowded which runs April 13th - May 4th, 2013.

Aside from hanging out with some of the most down-to-earth guys in art, it was a great opportunity to see the first collaboration between two of the group members. 

Exploring the agency of objecthood and the material process of form-making, the Perweiler/Susskind pieces reveal influences of their shared Californian past. A staircase cast in concrete, draped with rubber and flat monochrome painting  clearly evokes David Hockney's pool series, while rubber band and canvas works stand as personifications distilled to a minimalist end point. The show is terrifically smart and thoroughly constructed while maintaining youthful energy and effortless demeanour  The works play with and penetrate through the viewers' physical space while embodying "reduction to absurdity."

Photos: Red Hook view from the Ikea Ferry; Perweiler/Susskind work; David Hockney's pool series; Ferry ride back; Perweiler/Susskind piece for sale to benefit the Whitney Museum

Elena Soboleva