BCN @ Home – Openhouse Gallery

9 Jul
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Happy Monday! Did you have a good weekend? I’m kick starting the week with a post about a new gallery that opened recently. It is the Openhouse Gallery and is found in the home of  Andrew Trotter (of Openhouse) and his flatmate Mari Luz Vidal, the photographer with whose project “Mariona y Yo” the gallery has launched its first exhibition. The gallery is the first in a series of projects that the Openhouse Project is launching this Summer and later in the year. Let’s check it out, shall we?

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Down the long corridor

The photos have been displayed tastefully around the home of these two very creative people, and follow a particular order…

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Beautiful stained glass

… and while you walk from photo to photo, it is worth taking in the gorgeous details of the beautiful apartment that Andrew and Mari Luz live in, such as the stained glass windows, or the lovely mosaic floors.

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Geometric tile design

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Pretty installation

Each photo has its own story attached, and the total of these stories recall the childhood memories of Mari Luz and the ‘adventures’ she had as a child with her best friend and neighbor Mariona.

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The gallery’s gallery

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The conservatory

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One bedroom

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More lovely mosaic tiles

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Wonderful window pane

After the first few photos which are found at one end of the apartment, you have to retrieve your steps and once again pass through the beautiful entrance of the gallery home and move on to the front end.

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The entrance

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More photos

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Ceiling moldings

Among more of the apartment’s period features, more photos have been displayed in what is to be the main gallery room…

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Photos by Mari Luz Vidal

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Furniture by Lobster’s Day

… and in which at present this very desirable furniture by Lobster’s Day can be seen. (The beautiful stool, chair and tables can be purchased at Openhouse.)

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The balcony

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Photographer photographed

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Succulent plants

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Another bedroom

The finale of the exhibition can be found in Mari Luz’s bedroom…

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Tidy corner

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Mariona y Yo

… where photos of Mariona and herself are displayed. The series is a beautiful, moving and very personal autobiographical journey that Mari Luz undertook to find her childhood friend after being estranged from her for many years.

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By appointment only

If you are in Barcelona, I would strongly recommend you ask for an appointment to arrange a personal tour. You can do this here. Otherwise, check out the images and stories on Mari Luz’s website here by clicking on ‘proyectos’ and from there to ‘Mariona y Yo’.

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