An Artist, a Collection, and Mid-Century Architecture

April 22, 2023

Join us Saturday, April 22nd for an intimate gathering inside the private residences of two owners who are connected through their art and the archictectural history of their homes.

Artist Linda Pagani invites us into her creative space within her home studio, in a modernist-period house, designed in 1950 by The Architects’ Collaborative (TAC). Set in Lexington’s Six Moon Hill neighborhood, Linda’s home has served as experimental ground in her interdisciplinary practice of photography, sculpture, and installation. The artist’s early photographic work initiated a career-long inquiry into the sensorial experience of an environment, which we will get to witness first-hand as she walks us through her home, at once sanctuary and muse. Linda will share with us her process in executing Garden of Eve, a current body of work of enameled wall compositions. She has exhibited nationally and internationally, and her work is held in both private and public collections, including the MFA, Boston. Learn more about Linda and her practice here: Linda Pagani Studio.

We will have time for conversation over light fare at Linda’s home before we caravan to the nearby mid-century home of two art collectors–one a designer and animator, the other an art advisor, art estate/collection director, and master printer. Their 1965 house was designed and built by Armenian-American architect and artist, Jack Sarness (1922-1987), who studied under TAC members at Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. Our hosts will share highlights of their notable art collection, featuring works on paper predominantly, as well as painting, sculpture, pottery, and Pre-Columbian/Native American artifacts. They will discuss why and how they collect, the emotional investment of stewarding an art collection, and the personal connection they share with many of the Boston artists in their collection.

Our time together will include:
10:30am – 11:30am: Artist’s home studio, Lexington, MA
11:30am – 12:15pm: Light fare
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Art collectors’ home, a 10-minute drive from Linda’s home

Please join us for a unique and enjoyable afternoon! Please note both homes have multiple stairways and levels. All participants are required to provide their own transportation. Both locations have plenty of on-street parking.

This is a special fundraising event, limited to 20 people. Tickets are $75 and available for Concord Art members; if you would like to create or renew your membership, visit our Membership webpage or call us at the gallery (978-369-2578), and we’ll be happy to help!