When designer and curator Lisa Perry heads to the office environment from her dwelling on Lengthy Island’s East Stop, she drives some 20 minutes to Onna Home, the Zen modernist residence originally built for the effectively-identified Pop Art collectors Robert and Ethel Scull, in 1962. There, at the dwelling she overhauled with Brooklyn-based mostly apply Harper Design + Create, she is surrounded by performs of art and design objects, all of which flaunt the imprint of feminine talents—think a multimedia guide set up seemingly plucked from a classic library by Julie Wolfe, Kelly Behun’s sleek, ebonized, ash and forged metallic desk, and geometry-patterned glazed ceramics from Sabra Moon Elliot. As of Might 28, the community is invited to tour Onna Household on a by appointment basis and to see Perry’s particular selection up near.
With its East Hampton household locale, Onna Home, a metal and glass landmark courtesy of the late architect Paul Lester Wiener, is not a classic gallery. Alternatively, it is an intimate gallery-like working experience offered in a “fresh, new way,” Perry instructed Ad Professional. It is also an natural outgrowth of her own thoughtfully assembled selection of artworks that are unavailable for obtain by website visitors. “It was crucial for me to 1st go to each solitary a person of these artists and say, ‘I think in your do the job, so I’m getting your perform, and I’m heading to start out gathering your work, and one day we will have a demonstrate of a lot more of your operate.’”
There is hope that, at some point, artists from all disciplines will occur to roost at Onna Residence, sleeping in the guesthouse in the course of residencies or building collaborative works with fellow creators for a working day amid the purely natural landscape. Every single of the bedrooms in the house were being deliberately transformed to accommodate communal spaces. Soon after all, Onna Dwelling is intended to serve as a collective, “a studio to satisfy and cling out with persons,” as Perry places it.
Kicking off the Onna Residence activities calendar and operating through June 25 is “Listening to the Thread,” an exhibition of dreamy, woven tapestries by Kyoto-bred Mitsuko Asakura, complemented by jewelry, mirrors, and contemplative paper dresses from multidisciplinary Geneva artist Ligia Dias. “This is the 1st gallery present I have at any time done in my daily life,” Perry details out.