FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Camille Tibaldeo, Communications Director
Fountain House Gallery Presents “Domicile”
On view: September 13 – October 24, 2018 / Reception: September 13, 6-8 p.m.
Curated by Audra Lambert
NEW YORK – Fountain House Gallery, located at 702 Ninth Avenue and representing artists living with mental illness, announces the upcoming opening of Domicile, a group show examining our relationship to interior spaces and domestic objects. The exhibition will open with a Reception on September 13, 2018, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and will remain on view through October 24, 2018.
Domicile is curated by Audra Lambert, an independent curator. Said Lambert, “It has been an honor to work with Fountain House Gallery on Domicile. It has been especially rewarding to review the fantastic collection of artworks that Fountain House community artists have set forth, as well as to include works by a range of artistic voices including artists Camille Eskell, Olivia Jane Huffman, and Maxwell McInnis. I have long admired Fountain House Gallery's brave approach to supporting contemporary art and experimentation, and it has been gratifying to curate this incredible survey reflecting on the space that matters most to us in reality and in memory, in fact, and in the fictions we create: that ubiquitous, universal space of Home.”
Domicile is a contemporary survey of painting, sculpture, photography and mixed-media works engaging with our intrinsic, insistent relationship to the idea of Home. Seen here through the lens of artist Alyson Vega's mixed-media compositions and the hybridized furniture-as-art-objects of Maxwell McInnis, among others, Domicile creates a space where longing and inquiry combine. Materials evoking domestic spaces, such as fabric and wooden surfaces, combine with photographs and paintings of more traditional interior views reflecting the crucial roles that homes play in our everyday lives. The simulated and the real also share space in Domicile, where an interior tableau invites the public to re-imagine the Fountain House Gallery space as a playful intrusion of private space into the public domain.
This program is funded, in part, by generous support from the Hearst Foundation, Inc., the Renate, Hans and Maria Hofmann Trust, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, the David Rockefeller Fund, and the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund.
About Fountain House Gallery: Fountain House Gallery and Studio provides an environment in which artists living with mental illness can express their creative visions and exhibit their work. Founded by Fountain House in 2000 as a not-for-profit exhibition space for its member-artists living and working with mental illness, the Gallery sells original artworks and collaborates with a wide network of artists, curators and cultural institutions. Embracing artists who are emerging or established, trained or self-taught, Fountain House Gallery cultivates artistic growth, makes a vital contribution to the New York arts community, and challenges the stigma surrounding mental illness.