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Bauhaus Interiors Features Art by Alex Remington

Brookmont Capital Management recently moved to the 12th Floor of 2000 Mckinney Avenue, in Dallas’ Uptown neighborhood. Brookmont, a registered investment adviser, specializes in wealth and asset management. Brookmont Capital worked with Morrison + Dilworth + Walls architects for the buildout of their new space. The office, though small in size, hosts an impressive art collection of Dallas skyline photography as well as Dallas-based artists. The views throughout the office are as aesthetically significant as the art is houses. Although bauhaus frequently works with the architect and/or designer on projects, every now and then we have the opportunity to work directly with the business client. Robert Bugg, principal and chief investment officer at Brookmont, approached us with a brochure in hand and stated, “This is what we want.” The bauhaus design team’s creative challenge was to recreate the exact image of the brochure utilizing a unique space while also optimizing the views of the Dallas skyline and the clients’ existing Dallas-theme artwork by Alex Remington. All the furnishings for the Brookmont office are modern with clean, simple lines and dark tones. We used dark wood veneers and black leather throughout the space, so as to draw the visual focus on the incredible downtown views and the client’s art collection. Having come from a family of furniture store owners, Robert Bugg was very involved in the furniture selection process and was a delight to work with. Brookmont Capital Management will be expanding their offices towards the end of the year, and we look forward to partnering with them again.

The House That Rob Built

PAPERCITY, March 12, 2012 The House That Rob Built. The fourth floor of Neiman Marcus Downtown is priming for an invasion. Come Thursday, March 22, Rob Dailey (of Robert William Dailey Design and Decoration) will storm the Gift Galleries, armed with his type of ammunition: hue-soaked pillows, rugs, artwork, upholstered furnishings and table decor. Upon request of keen NM Downtown general manager Shelle Sills, Dailey is curating a pop-up home shop under the moniker Fashion House — filled with NM staples, such as Reynaud and Michael Aram, mixed amongst pieces Dailey has brought in from the outside world. “Customers can view tabletop china and glassware in a most unexpected way,” says Dailey of the fantasy installation wherein high-price and affordably priced merch blends with ease. Along with his own furniture designs, look for pieces from David Sutherland Showroom, lamps and accessories from George Sellers, rugs from Paul Smith, cushions from Vivien Westwood and Alexander McQueen, and photography from Alex Remington. How much time does one have to discover Dailey’s magical mix? He is warning all to stop in early because: “It’s temporary so you never know when it might pop out!”Images:Alex Remington’s Mow, 2012

YFS Speaks Out

YFS MAGAZINE. September 1, 2010. Great photography [and art] speaks for itself. Although Alex Remington has been shooting pictures for over a decade, in recent years he debuted as a professional photographer. Many aspiring photographers and artists vie for an opportunity to turn their passion into a sustainable and profitable business. Alex Remington is a stylish and classic example of ‘passion meets purpose’ and how to develop your creative aspirations into a successful and award-winning company.Remington began Alex Remington Fine Art Photography in 2006 to satisfy the demands of friends to purchase his pieces and has been showing pieces at fine art shows in the local Dallas market ever since. Remington’s images have a surreal quality and he tends to find inspiration within the ordinary. However, nothing is ordinary about Remington’s success. In 2009 he was named Dallas’ Best New Artist by the Dallas Observer in Dallas, TX.Company: Alex Remington Fine Art PhotographyFounder, Age: Alex Remington, 38Location: Dallas, TexasStart-Up Year: 2006Start-Up Costs: $30,000How I Got Started: I have been a photographer for 11 years, but only started selling my work due to some local demand four years ago.Best Success Story: Without [knowing that I had even been nominated], I won Best New Artist in 2008 in the Dallas Observer.Biggest Start-Up Challenge: Deciding how to spend my time. I design [and maintain] my website, create pieces for fine art shows, host clients at my studio, maintain a Social Media presence, print my own business cards, handle framing, do all my own printing, create brochures, and the list goes on. Deciding what to do first and how much time I should spend on a task is my most difficult challenge.#1 Tips for Newbies: Hone your craft first. Become the best artist you can be. Then, when you know there is a demand for your work – create a marketing plan. Break the marketing plan down into weekly and monthly goals so that you focus on the most important things first. Art is half business and half creation – most artists don’t spend enough time on the promotion and business side of things.

Blurring the Lines

THE DALLAS VOICE. Blurring the Lines By Arnold Wayne Jones Staff Writer. May 7, 2009 - 12:40:54 PM Photographer Alex Remington uses his painterly images to provoke his audience. PICTURE PERFECTRemington’s work is featured in two local spaces: The “Ethereality” exhibition is at Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Through May 31. Free. The “In the Know” benefit and silent auction will be held at Dallas Contemporary, 2801 Swiss Ave. May 8. $25–$35. Arnold Wayne Jones/Dallas VoiceAlthough Alex Remington has been an avid photographer for 10 years, it has been less than two that he has been selling, exhibiting and making his living with his work. For most of that time, he didn’t really think of his work as commercial at all.“I would show them to friends and they’d say, ‘You did this?’ I couldn’t tell if they were any good until people starting offering to buy them,” he says. That’s when he decided to share his work.“Share” is a word that comes up a lot when Remington talks about his pieces: Sharing his ideas with other people and asking them to share with him. He’s a thoughtful, modest man with model-good-looks — tall, fit, slightly graying at the temples — the kind you might expect to be obsessed with conventional beauty.But in fact, Remington’s repertoire boasts a few architectural shots, some landscapes and no portraits. His eye looks elsewhere than traditional glamour for its inspiration. “I want my images to have a surreal quality,” he says.That they have, often with the most ordinary of objects — a tree trunk, branches, water droplets, flowers, even the moon — appearing moody and ethereal… hence the name of his 27-piece exhibit at the Cathedral of Hope through the end of May, “Ethereality.” Remington is also one of the featured artists at “In the Know,” a party and silent auction for Mental Health America on May 8 at the Dallas Contemporary. (Ted Kincaid, another gay Dallas artist who works in digital photography, also has a piece at the event.)Remington classifies his photographs into two general categories: those that are highly manipulated and those that are essentially authentic. But even the authentic ones capture his vision in specific ways.“One of my goals is to take ordinary objects and give them an artful edge,” he says. “Unimportant things I like to emphasize. I like art that’s unexpected.”Many of the works at the Cathedral, for instance, are of trees: often the foreground is a strong, stable oak, with the branches in the background sway in the wind. That gives the picture three-dimensional layers in a two-dimensional space, but also a woozy, dreamlike feeling. Some of Remington’s effects are created “in the camera” — long “bulb exposures,” where the aperture of his camera remains open for up to two minutes. Others are the result of post-shot manipulation, such as bleeding the colors out of a series of orchids, transforming the image from its original vibrant yellows, reds and oranges into a stark, icy silver that looks more like glass sculpture than delicate flower. All of which is part of his greater aesthetic.“I like it when people question what the subject matter is and see different things when they look at it. All art should provoke thought,” he says. He points to a photo-mosaic he created from a single shot of dried roses as one that disorients many viewers. Although the two works weren’t meant to be coupled, Remington found it made more sense to move both prints closer and closer so that the connection would be clearer.Not that he wants it to be clear all the time. Remington points to a particularly abstract photo which seems to be a horizontal blur. In reality, it’s a close up of the contours of a vase, turner on its side. But even the less abstract pieces have a painterly quality to them, one of the boons of the digital age. “I like to blur the lines between painting and photography, between one idea and other,” he says.And between that blurriness emerges a precise and disciplined aesthetic.This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition May 8, 2009.

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