The Agenda: Legends, Mark Bradford, and Vivienne WestwoodAuthor:Lindsey Shook
Every May designers, manufacturers, and design enthusiasts flock to the La Cienega Design Quarter to share ideas, discover new collections, and take part in the Legends design conference. And this month’s a big one: Legends celebrates its 10th anniversary. But let’s be honest—we’re all most excited about seeing this year’s creative window displays. There are 50 and counting, spread across LCDQ’s shops, showrooms, and galleries. With a “Today’s Vision, Tomorrow’s Home” theme, you can expect interesting interpretations of home design of the future. Designers we’ve got our eyes on: Commune Design at Lee Stanton, Windsor Smith at Mansour Modern, and Julia Massucco Kleiner with Melissa Warner Rothblum at Nicky Rising. Also on the agenda: a luxury property tour in which registrants will get rare access to three iconic L.A.-area estates with celebrity history, including Trousdale Estates, Bel Air mansions, and Santa Monica’s Millionaire’s Row.
When: Tues. 5/8–Thurs. 5/10
Where: La Cienega Design Quarter, Los Angeles
Vivienne Westwood Hayes Valley
The legendary British fashion designer known for her wit and whimsy doesn’t get much play here on the West Coast, but her work will soon be popping up in Hayes Valley for a very special sale. Six years of Westwood’s designs will be on view and available for purchase—from the archive Gold and Red Label collections to Anglomania to Spring/Summer 2017 and Fall/Winter 2017. The fashion obsessed will have the chance to scoop up denim, knitwear, shoes, jewelry, and accessories, plus both men’s and women’s clothing at discounts starting at 40% off. In total, more than 2,500 items will be up for grabs. It’s a one-week-only event not to be missed.
When: Tues. 5/15–Sun. 5/20
Where: Jules Maeght Gallery, 149 Gough St., San Francisco
If you’re a fan of the edgy L.A. artist, get yourself over to the Arts District for this exciting show. Bradford presents new works in his first solo exhibit with Hauser & Wirth, following major solo presentations for the U.S. Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale and the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in D.C., and marking the first gallery exhibition in his hometown in over 15 years. Known for his sociopolitically charged works, in these new works, Bradford takes on the challenge of addressing common themes of homophobia and racism through abstract paintings, looking specifically at the archetype of the antihero in comic book stories.
When: Through Sun. 5/20
Where: Hauser & Wirth, 901 E. Third St., Los Angeles
Carnegie Arts Center Designer Show House
This weekend is your last chance to see the show home benefiting the Carnegie Arts Center in the Central Valley. One of the only arts centers in this region, the organization hosts exhibitions, educational programs, classes, and activities—many of which are geared towards children and teens throughout Stanislaus, Merced, and San Joaquin Counties. This year’s property is a two-story home built in 1939 for the family of Dr. Sidney Olsen, who occupied the home until last year. This historic home has been transformed by a team of 20 top interior designers and landscape architects from the region, with a focus on sustainable design and green materials. Whether you live in the area or are coming from out of town, you’ll be delighted by designs from the likes of Chris Johnson, Suite 52 Living, The Gallery Finesse, The Greenery, Farm House and more.
When: Through Sat. 5/6
Where: 1129 Sierra Dr., Turlock
“Carved Narrative: Los Hermanos Chávez Morado”
The final installation of last year’s Pacific Standard Time’s LA/LA festival exploring the artistic dialogue between Los Angeles and Latin America, “Carved Narrative” presents the work of two artist brothers, José and Tomás Chávez Morado, whose art is extremely well-known in their hometown of Guanajuato, Mexico (you may be familiar with their world-famous fountain El Paraguas at the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City) but little known abroad. This exhibition at Sunnylands presents a selection of the brothers’ studio work—paintings by José and sculpture by Tomás—for the first time outside of their homeland.
When: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m., Thursday–Sunday through Sun. 6/3
Where: Sunnylands, 37977 Bob Hope Dr., Rancho Mirage
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