When you peruse Apartment Therapy House Tours do you ever crave to see the house in person? Well, we can't offer that option, but you can see the artwork collections from a few of our house tours, live at Boston's Laconia Gallery.Laconia Gallery has borrowed entire artwork collections from the homes of six Boston-area artists, on exhibit until March 6, 2010. We're proud to report that three of the six artists have already — or will soon be featured — in Apartment Therapy House Tours!
In this exhibit you can see the artwork collection from Katie & Joe's 3 Story Jamaica Plain Condo, and the collection from Paula & Brian's Cambridge Condo Rehab. You can also get a sneak peek of artist John Guthrie's art collection — we'll be featuring John's home in a March.
Here's an excerpt from a description of the Artist as Collector exhibit:
"Trading with other artists, collecting work from friends who are artists and living with artworks by people you know or admire is a very specific subset of collecting. What one chooses to collect becomes a portrait influenced by many factors: where we live, who we share a studio with or have worked with, what colors or styles we favor and more. The works also represent a span of time and tell a narrative outside of and in addition to the works themselves. The whole idea of it is different from a collection assembled as an investment or to demonstrate some thesis.
These collections operate differently from a visit to an artist’s or any collector’s home. It is certainly less intimate and excludes the other objects that happily interact with art in the home: chairs, wall colors, low lighting and of course residential architectural styles. That said, it offers an almost magical view of several home collections at one time, and in one space."
Check it out while you can!