Notes on Genesee

Genesee is a place where art, design and fashion briefly converge in space and time. Located in a pistachio-colored 1920s neoclassical house, located in West Hollywood’s Spaulding Square, the setting is a contemporary investigation of the classical salon. Neither showroom, nor store, Genesee is a collective of artists, designers, architects, writers, and thinkers who seek to understand what it means to produce in these times.

The three Artigas siblings are equally involved: Alejandro the eldest is the architect who remodeled and landscaped the space. He will show his furniture line and direct the art and design agenda. Teresita, the middle one, will be in control not only of the day to day but of homeware and accessories. While Gabriela, the youngest will showcase her jewelry line while coordinating all things fashion.

The family has curated and conjured up an interesting set of local and international collaborators: artists, painters, photographers and ceramicists. As well as designers of clothing, shoes, eyewear, jewelry and furniture, while showcasing work by people in mediums as diverse as plants, words, pencil, markers and food. Genesee, with its central patio and lush garden aims to focus and expand shared aims, materials, sentiment, ideologies and aesthetics prevalent amongst its collaborators.

Genesee will serve fresh juices, pastries and coffee. Through art shows, trunks shows and a book club to name a few the space will be constantly evolving. One can come to shop, take a weekend yoga class or work on your laptop or sketch book.

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