When the barn next door to designer and art advisor Elena Frampton’s Bridgehampton cottage became available, Frampton saw it as an opportunity to expand her Manhattan gallery space, Exhibition, to the Hamptons. “We don’t check the typical boxes of white cube gallery or showhouse,” she says. Below, Frampton breaks down what the hybrid space is all about.
What’s behind the barn doors?
A little of everything! The work runs the gamut from art to design and the in-between, and likewise across medium, style and era. Emerging and mid-career artists like Nick Missel are in conversation with iconic works of art and design like Wendell Castle.
How can aesthete-seekers experience The Barn?
The Barn is active year-round. Our Winter Show was an inspirational refuge. When possible, we host events and partners in the space, including our Salon Series program, which welcomes guests into the galleries for intimate conversations. It’s about creating context for the work, while connecting with and expanding our community.