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35 Channel Center St. #103
Boston MA 02210
Corey Daniels established himself in the 80’s and 90’s as one of New England’s premier Antique Dealers for fine 18th and 19th century period American furniture and decorative arts. Parallel to this interest, he developed at the same time as an extraordinary minimalist painter, creating large black canvasses with abstract chalk markings, reminiscent of Cy Twombly’s work.
As Artist and Collector merged, Corey engaged dLAB to re-think his iconic white NE Farmhouse and Barn, well known as his Antique Shop on Southern Maine’s legendary Antique Trail, Route 1-A in Wells.
dLAB and Corey re-envisioned the property as a Louise Nevelson assemblage rendered in Charcoal Gray. The resulting spaces provide Corey with a clean and abstract canvass that is constantly changing, as Corey creates assemblages of industrial artifacts, found objects and his own art.
The design process began with editing. First, by removing the Victorian bracketed porch, then the connecting ell between the 19C House and Barn. dLAB added a new connector, a minimalist gallery with steel sheet siding and then stripped out the interior of the original barn. Everything else on the exterior was painted dark gray to match the steel.
The resulting spaces provide Corey with a clean and abstract canvass that is constantly changing, as Corey creates assemblages of industrial artifacts, found objects and his own art.