The Agenda: Campaign Pop-Up, David Hockney, and The French LaundryAuthor:Allison McCarthy
The Emeryville-based online furniture company known for its thoughtfully designed sofas, chairs, and loveseats is popping up at San Francisco’s Batch showroom for part of the summer. It’s the company’s first-ever offline retail experience, and they’re showing off their current collection alongside a soon-to-launch ottoman and sectional. They’ll have one of their specialists on-hand all day Saturdays and by appointment on Thursdays and Fridays to answer questions about their products. Give their goods a whirl in person and get ready to place your order. Bonus: Since Campaign manufactures in the U.S. and delivers straight from its factory, shipping is always fast—and free.
When: Through Sat. 8/11
Where: 1648 Pacific Ave., San Francisco
This 4,000-square-foot former diamond-tooling facility just gained some serious creative credibility. The Beverly Hills space is the shiny new home of UTA Artist Space, a leading talent and entertainment company representing artists from around the world. And it was redesigned by internationally renowned artist and UTA client Ai Weiwei, who appreciated the raw concrete facade reminiscent of his Beijing studio. The opening exhibit, “One Shot,” highlights work by Color Field painters working from the late 1950s through the early 1970s in a group show including artists Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, and more.
When: Noon – 6 p.m., Wednesday–Saturday
Where: 403 Foothill Rd., Beverly Hills
After two years working from a temporary kitchen made out of custom-fitted shipping containers, The French Laundry staff was ready for the restaurant’s big kitchen revamp. But because Thomas Keller was at the helm, that meant the redesign was as much about form as it was about function. Keller brought in Oslo and New York-based Snøhetta (the architecture firm behind the new SFMOMA and September 11 Museum) and Berkeley studio Envelope A+D for the job. Skylights let in ample natural light and the ceiling curves like a gently flung tablecloth. The charred wood building exterior features a ribbon window, giving cooks a view of the courtyard garden as they work. Upgrades include a rotisserie, wood-burning oven, ergonomically designed countertops, and cushioned flooring. And the restaurant’s legendary blue door even got a fresh coat of paint.
When: Daily, 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.; now booking through Wed. 10/31
Where: 6640 Washington St., Yountville
Andy Warhol might come to mind first, but British artist David Hockney endures as one of the most important contributors to the pop art movement of the 1960s. “82 Portraits and 1 Still-Life” is a rare glimpse at celebrity on multiple levels. Over a period of a few days, Hockney painted a series of portraits in his Los Angeles studio of art-world contemporaries—such as John Baldessari, Larry Gagosian, Frank Gehry, Barry Humphries, Edith Devaney, and more—in what he calls his 20-hour exposure. As the only museum in the U.S. to host this special exhibition, your best chance to see the show locally is now or never.
When: Through Sun. 7/29
Where: LACMA, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles
Last week, Euqinom opened the doors to its new Mission location with a rotating exhibition of works from its back room, plus a few surprises to come over the course of the summer. In the fall, the cutting-edge gallery will host a solo exhibition of protest and parade photography by Janet Delaney, who has captured poignant moments of collective struggle during a turbulent Reagan-era San Francisco.
When: Noon – 5 p.m., Friday & Saturday; by appointment only, Wednesday & Thursday
Where: 1295 Alabama St., San Francisco
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