addressing the intersection between art + design,
where theory meets spontaneous combustion,
where nature and human intervention collide
Objects (or Artifacts as R. Buckminster Fuller would call them) are the ultimate expression of human ideas, ideals, and cultural preoccupations. Studies have shown that we touch an
average of 500 designed objects a day. This does not even include the
objects we respond to visually or aurally.
Addressing the boundaries between disciplines or ideas is a way of blurring them, and then documenting the process in a way that offers an academic perspective or cultural
commentary is what OBJCT will endeavor to achieve.
Giving a unique view into the inspirations and processes by which artists and designers create their worlds, we will be educated and enlightened in the physical world that surrounds us.
Art and design walk a fine line between medium and message, craft and technology,
commerce and culture.. please join us on this journey.
Founder + Director
EDUCATION | RESEARCH | CONSULTING
Art + Design Consulting
Sales and Sourcing of Significant Modern Art,
Furniture and Design
Interior Design - Residential and Commercial
Home Staging for the Real Estate Industry
Artist + Designer Representation
Exhibition Design + Curatorial Direction
Content Rich Education Programs + Symposia
The DARROW + Friends Virtual Exhibition includes some never seen before early works, as well as more
recent work from the home and studios of Paul and Nadine Darrow.
David Shearer and Mahlea Jones (Granddaughter of Paul and Nadine Darrow) curated select pieces from the Darrow’s private collection which includes work by Paul and Nadine that are displayed with early furniture pieces they commissioned from master-craftsman Sam Maloof. Also shown are a collection of artworks including ceramic pieces and paintings by Paul and Nadine’s friends such as Karl Benjamin, Aldo Casanova, Tony Delap, Jim Hueter, Roger Kuntz, Doug McClellan, Harrison McIntosh, Paul Soldner, and Sueo Serisawa.
The Future Has Arrived Mobile Living is at the forefront of design. Mobile homes, prefab homes, and temporary homes all address the need for new and innovative designs for housing. Our ever-increasing need to be in touch, stay in touch, work from wherever we are has inspired new technology, now computers and phones have become the tools that drive the new economy and support our new nomadic way of life. Automobiles, airplanes, and hotel rooms have become our home away from home and many of us spend more hours there than in our official residences. Mobile Living was conceived and curated by David Shearer and co-curated by Miguel Calvo with special thanks to the Buckminster Fuller Institute, House Home Project and University of the Arts.
I was honored to curate a retrospective of Norma's artwork entitled SUPERNOVA April 2019 at the Ginger Elliott Center at Garner House. Norma passed away a few months later.
The title of the show came from one of Norma's paintings. Supernova is an astronomical term for a star that explodes like crazy, an entirely appropriate description of Norma, although her humbleness would often keep her from acknowledging her brilliance and contributions to the cultural landscape.
Check out a short video of the exhibition. Tanega's artistic contributions have made an indelible imprint across decades and continents, her ability to communicate in multiple genres and media is astounding.