This exhibition presents a 1950‘s ranch-style home which has been appropriately renovated into a contemporary dwelling; this project demonstrates the idea that art and design can be accessible and coexist in a daily living situation. The exhibit entails a complete spectrum of the finest collections - fine art, product design and home décor. This Ephemeral Museum aims to bring together a vision of modern art and design that reflects the unique spirit of place in the Pacific Northwest.
Please join us for this special fall event! Living Room Realtors & Designform Studio possess a symbiotic talent; the first - an art for finding amazing vintage to modern dwellings. The latter-having the full credentials of a fine arts & design background with a rich work history. This marriage of worlds channels the ingenious potential of a way to display both art & design in a modern living setting for the Pacific Northwest.
The opening of this fall exhibition also marks the official open house for the Twombly property, presented by Living Room Realtors. All works will be for sale including the Twombly house. We invite collectors to a private viewing scheduled for October 14, 2-8 p.m.. Please stay tuned for the published catalogue of the exhibition.
A special thanks to Living Room Realtors for providing the unique exhibition space and to all the artists, designers and participants that have made this show possible!
Host and Sponsor
Living Room Realtors
Giovanni Castillo, Designform Studio
Art Director/Graphic Designer
Caryn Baumgartner, 4200F
ALICIA JOHNSON |
Fine Arts Curator
The seed of artistic proclivity germinated for Alicia Johnson from the very core of her childhood. Her mother lived near and modeled for artists in the Beaux Arts building in Tampa Florida. It was not unusual for her home to be surrounded with collections of original art, so her beginning was that of a child exposed to the wanderlust of creative mentors.
In 1995, she moved to San Francisco to apply her sophistication and craft professionally as an art curator and consultant. During her 14 years in both San Francisco and Los Angeles, she promoted visual art from traditional to alternative venues and exhibits.
In December 2010, to get a change of scenery and spark her imagination, Alicia relocated to Portland, Oregon shortly thereafter- opening Alicia Blue Gallery. In her short time living there, she has curated an excellent series of shows brimming with refreshing and provocative themes. She will be inciting a new series of artist documentaries and creating an art forum for more accessibility to the extended family of artists and participants alike.
TRISHA GUIDO, Relish Home |
Design Curator, with assistant curator, CAREY MILLER
After a successful career in technology, Trisha Guido felt a strong creative calling that brought her to Portland from London in 2001. In early 2002, she opened Relish, a modern home accessories boutique, in a 320 sq. ft. live/work space that featured British craft and bespoke items.
A period at Parsons Design School and extensive travel and inspiration later, Trisha launched the interior services in 2008 to fulfill a growing need for affordable yet quality interior design services. Trisha loves mixing styles, but finds organic, natural modernism near and dear to her heart as well as pushing the boundaries of new materials and design capabilities.
Trisha enjoys travel, hikes with her dog Ginger, creating raw and vegan dishes, and creating beautiful spaces.
GIOVANNI CASTILLO |
Giovanni Castillo of Designform Studio is a Mexican-American jack of all things artsy.
His career spans both fine art and design and he earned degrees at the Art Institute of Chicago (BFA) and the Rhode Island School of Design (MA). He has exhibited and curated shows in Spain, Mexico and the United States. His work has won awards in fine art, industrial design, interior architecture and new media. He currently works in interior architecture, where he finds the culmination of his interests converge into one discipline. In 2009, he founded DesignForm Studio, an interior architecture and design studio based in Portland, Oregon.