When designer and curator Lisa Perry heads to the office from her residence on Extensive Island’s East Finish, she drives some 20 minutes to Onna Home, the Zen modernist home at first designed for the well-acknowledged Pop Artwork collectors Robert and Ethel Scull, in 1962. There, at the dwelling she overhauled with Brooklyn-dependent exercise Harper Style + Establish, she is surrounded by operates of artwork and style and design objects, all of which flaunt the imprint of female talents—think a multimedia reserve set up seemingly plucked from a vintage library by Julie Wolfe, Kelly Behun’s smooth, ebonized, ash and cast metallic desk, and geometry-patterned glazed ceramics from Sabra Moon Elliot. As of May perhaps 28, the public is invited to tour Onna Residence on a by appointment basis and to see Perry’s individual collection up close.
With its East Hampton residential location, Onna House, a metal and glass landmark courtesy of the late architect Paul Lester Wiener, is not a traditional gallery. Fairly, it’s an intimate gallery-like expertise introduced in a “fresh, new way,” Perry instructed Advert Professional. It is also an natural outgrowth of her individual thoughtfully assembled collection of artworks that are unavailable for order by readers. “It was crucial for me to first go to each individual single a single of these artists and say, ‘I believe that in your do the job, so I’m shopping for your work, and I’m likely to begin collecting your work, and a single day we will have a present of far more of your get the job done.’”
There is hope that, ultimately, artists from all disciplines will appear to roost at Onna Property, sleeping in the guesthouse for the duration of residencies or generating collaborative operates with fellow creators for a day amid the pure landscape. Each of the bedrooms in the property have been deliberately reworked to accommodate communal areas. Just after all, Onna Dwelling is intended to serve as a collective, “a studio to meet and cling out with persons,” as Perry puts it.
Kicking off the Onna Household activities calendar and managing as a result of 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 attire from multidisciplinary Geneva artist Ligia Dias. “This is the 1st gallery show I have ever completed in my lifetime,” Perry factors out.