Where art can flourish
After a career in psychotherapy and art therapy, Melinda Fay discovered an unexpected way to ply a new trade. Now she interacts with interior design, fine art and retail clients out of her own Good Eye Gallery, located in a brick-clad 1920s storefront on Eagle Rock Boulevard.
Good Eye Gallery’s anteroom holds purses, small furnishings and other goods, as well as a rotating gallery of exhibitions curated by Fay.
Almost everything in the gallery is for sale. Charming and varied vignettes made up of furniture, art and accessories occupy the large central space. A vanity that belonged to Fay’s aunt, for instance, is stocked with essential oils from Ojai’s Moss Botanicals.
Fay likes “to find unusual ways to display things,” she says, so wallmounted salvaged doors fitted with chicken wire in the window openings show off necklaces. An old bike rack fitted with reclaimed wood and finials provides an unusual way to hang vintage and new purses by Southern California leather crafter Lili T.
Fay sees herself as “a conduit” linking clients to vintage resources, local makers and artists. In the rear room of the gallery, walls are packed with pieces by “people who are emerging as artists or reconnecting with their former creative selves,” Fay explained.
She also wants “to help people get confident about collecting art,” as well as to coach artists about seeking unexpected opportunities.
Danielle Krysa of the Jealous Curator, embroidery artist Stephanie Kelly Clark and painter Lisa Golightly are among those with whom Fay works frequently.
Good Eye Gallery, 4538 Eagle Rock Blvd., Eagle Rock; open noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday and by appointment; (323) 2554538; www.goodeyegallery.com
GOOD EYE GALLERY’S anteroom displays purses, small furnishings and rotating exhibitions curated by owner Melinda Fay.