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ARTIST JAY SHINN AND TIM HURST HIGH UP AT ONE ARTS PLAZA W R I T T E N A N D P R O D U C E D B Y C AT H E R I N E D. A N S P O N . P H OTO G R A P H Y A N N S T R AT TO N . STUDIO PORTRAIT JAMES BLAND. INTERIOR DESIGN RODNEY WOODS. T HE VIEW FROM THE UPPER FLOOR D allas Arts District's punctuation mark, the One Arts Plaza sky-rise, is the light- and art-filled edifice that Jay Shinn and Tim Hurst have called home for three years. The former is an internationally exhibited creative whose main media is light; recent commissions include installations for the new Tom Ford flagship along Chicago's Gold Coast and a suite of storefront windows for a powerful dealer in Chelsea. The latter is an ace at advertising and real estate and former home-design store proprietor. Besides One Arts Plaza's inspired views of a parade of buildings by Pritzker Prize winners, Shinn and Hurst were also drawn by the long, long entrance gallery — hospitable to a formidable and nuanced collection acquired in Texas, Manhattan and Berlin, where this peripatetic couple also have residences. The duo's aesthetic — understated, sleek without being chilly and well-edited — has yielded a selection of important art and design that is underlain by a whisper of mid-century modernism. Touches such as a room-sized vaporous shadow painting by NYC-based talent Mary Temple or the lacy silhouetted painting of an army tank crafted by Austin artist Irene Roderick can only be described as sublime with a conceptual underpinning. Designer Rodney Woods devised the architectural construct that adds a copper metallic element as an open-ended room divider separating the entrance atrium from the kitchen. The columns make a dramatic frame for canvases by Texas masters Mark Flood (left, glimpsed through) and Joe Mancuso (right), as well as an enigmatic sculpture at the end of the hall, Julie Schenkelberg's Shroud, 2012, from Asya Geisberg Gallery, NYC. The ample entranceway as gallery was the catalyst for Shinn and Hurst to snap up this upper-floor unit at One Arts Plaza. A muted palette with works by Gordon Moore, Rupert Deese, Roxy Paine, Francois Morellet and Brice Marden is punctuated by the late Stephen Mueller's colorfieldinspired The Pass, 2009, from Lennon Weinberg Gallery, New York, which reigns at the end of the hallway. The custom wool-and-silk rug by Interior Resources was designed by Shinn, based on his earlier veneer-and-correction-fluid drawings. NOVEMBER | PAGE 38 | 2013

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