Valentine’s Art Gallery- A painted screen softens the Façade.
Valentine’s Art Gallery- The screen's color is revealed when viewed obliquely.
Mid-city, Los Angeles.
View through circular portico.
Valentine’s Art Gallery- The portico creates a threshold between the front and rear galleries.
Ten new skylights fill the gallery with light.
Multiple rows of track lighting in combination with natural light allows flexibility in lighting design.
The monochrome pallet of the studio was influenced by Rebecca Campbell's recent paintings. The muted materiality of the gallery accentuates the art.
Paintings by Rebecca Campbell that show the under painting technique that inspired the Façade- notice how the color on the sides of the canvas creates a diaphanous glow.
The street façade prior to renovation.
The space was used as an unpermitted residence prior to renovation. CHA applied for a change of use from retail to live-work because it allows the greatest flexibility and the highest real estate value.
Façade studies done in collaboration with Artist Rebecca Campbell.
Plan showing two galleries, courtyard, bar area, and restroom.