The Agenda: Windy Chien, Chuck Moffit, and Made in L.A.
San Francisco-based artist and product designer Windy Chien is on fire. She's known for her spoon carving (upcoming classes September 4 at The Archery in San Francisco and September 11 at Handcraft Studio School in Berkeley), but this year she shifted her focus to the tradition of knotting for a project she's calling "The Year Of Knots," in which she's creating one unique knot per day (leading up to a future group installation. Details still TBD). For now, you can see her window light installation and series of circuit boards at McGuire's San Francisco showroom and circuit boards and rope sculptures at a new show in the old Flax art and supply store on Market and Valencia.
When: Through Sat. 9/17
Where: Flax Art & Design, Market and Valencia streets, San Francisco
L.A.-based artist and furniture maker Chuck Moffit presents site-specific works inspired by the designs of florist and perfumer Eric Buterbaugh. With the Promise of Nectar is a series of five sculptural objects that offer a sensory exploration of the relationship between scent and design. Presented in collaboration with renowned antiques dealer Blackman Cruz, materials like steel and cast bronze in bold colors like lush aubergine velvet, evoke vivid memories of place and personal experience. To attend the opening reception, RSVP to email@example.com.
When: Opening Reception, 6 - 9 p.m.,Thurs. 8/25; On view through Sun. 9/11
Where: Eric Buterbaugh Gallery, 8271 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles
If you haven't already visited the must-see retrospective of midcentury modern master architect William F. Cody, mark your calendars for a special viewing this Friday. Exhibit co-curators Jo Lauria and Emily Bills will lead an evening tour of the show, when you'll no doubt get expert insight into the sketches, renderings, and photos on view. Be sure to reserve a spot ahead of time here since spots are limited.
When: 6 - 7:30 p.m., Fri. 8/26
Where: A+D Architecture and Design Museum, 900 E. Fourth St., Los Angeles
Los Gatos native and former Vogue editor Emily Holt has opened doors to her long awaited shop in San Francisco's Tenderloin neighborhood, joining the likes of design destination Jay Jeffers: The Store, a forthcoming restaurant from the team behind Spruce, and a gourmet market by premier event planner Stanlee Gatti. Inside the shop, which was designed by Laurel & Wolf, you'll find a curated mix of clothing, jewelry, and decor with an emphasis on local talent.
When: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Tuesday–Saturday; Noon - 5 p.m., Sunday; closed Mondays
Where: 982 Post St., San Francisco
This week is your last chance to take in the array of work at the Hammer Museum's third biennial exhibition featuring L.A. artists both young and old. With an emphasis on artists from different disciplinary backgrounds, the show illustrates how artists respond to their local conditions within the context of a global art world. Don't miss Thursday night's conversation, The Streisand Effect, which will raise the issue of what happens when the lines between art and commerce are blurred.
When: Through Sun. 8/28
Where: Hammer Museum, 10899 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles