Whether or not working with established or new collectors, Elena Frampton’s eponymous agency is a one-stop store for artwork and design. Equal components designer and artwork advisor, the California-born, New York-based expertise considers herself to be a “delicate conduit” between her shoppers and the artwork world: “After I launched my very own studio in 2015, it grew to become actually clear by the design course of that artwork was a serious inspiration, and our enterprise naturally developed to incorporate curating artwork collections for our shoppers,” says Frampton, who had beforehand labored at architectural companies for almost twenty years.
In 2018, Frampton took her ardour for artwork one step additional by opening her personal seasonal gallery house within the Hamptons, known as Exhibition The Barn. This June, the Frampton Co founder reintroduced it as a everlasting gallery with formidable present and programming plans. Carpeted and clad in wallcoverings, the two,000-square-foot, double-height house is designed to really feel like an suave residence, somewhat than a white field gallery to assist shoppers “join the dots,” she says.
“Though the Hamptons is taken into account a summer time resort spot, previously couple of years it has develop into a year-round artwork vacation spot,” Frampton explains of her resolution to deal with the Bridgehampton property. The designer herself moved to a cottage across the nook from the gallery house 5 years in the past. Whereas she curated all its previous exhibitions herself, this summer time she appointed Casey Dalene—previously a curator at East Hampton’s Guild Corridor—to be the studio’s new director of exhibitions and artwork advisory.
As Frampton Co’s core design enterprise continues to flourish (tasks embody The Leyton, a luxurious Higher East Facet condominium whose penthouse unit bought for $16.5 million), its elevated deal with Exhibition The Barn strengthens the agency’s ties to the native Hamptons artwork scene and the connections to myriad skills Dalene has cultivated as a longtime East Finish resident. At present on view, Dalene’s inaugural present on the artwork house “Curious Terrain” brings collectively works by New York Metropolis- and Lengthy Island-based artists Keren Anavy, Claire Watson and Darius Yektai. Whereas the trio makes use of completely different supplies and strategies, their works all problem the notion of what it means to color on canvas.
“As somebody who’s a designer and artwork advisor, blurring the boundaries between artwork and design, I’m personally intrigued by work that defies classes,” says Frampton. Within the case of Yetkai’s work, poured resin creates areas of transparency and a number of ranges of images on the canvas, whereas Anavy’s ink work on Mylar and plexiglass totally embrace translucency. In the meantime, Watson combines deconstructed classic leather-based clothes and canvas into sculptural wall hangings, a few of which break away from the rectilinear form altogether.
Additionally on view within the gallery are furnishings items from Frampton’s F Assortment, in addition to a rotating mixture of unique collaborative merchandise—handmade lighting fixtures by Connecticut-based pottery studio Dumais Made will launch this July, for instance. A bigger product vary is accessible to buy on Frampton’s Co web site and Exhibition The Barn will probably be additional activated by a salon collection of conversations later this summer time.
“From an artwork perspective, having the gallery has enabled me to satisfy a variety of residing artists who’re actively working however don’t all the time have illustration,” says Frampton on how her inside design observe informs her inventive endeavors and vice versa. “From a design perspective, I will be extra adventurous and specific concepts freely. The gallery has opened up my sense of colour, sample and dealing three-dimensionally.”
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