CA+D Presents: Designophile


Communication Arts + Design stopped by the Laguna Beach Museum of Art in late August to see the permanent exhibition on view.  We also loved the special show on seaside works from the 20th century, including this beautiful oil on canvas depicting Laguna Beach in 1927 by the noted painter Clarence Hicks.

Christine Anderson was happy to spend a few moments with Ed Moses at his closing reception at the William Turner Gallery, and to speak with him about his provocative acrylic on paper series, Baccarat.  Ed Moses continues to challenge himself by exploring new territory with the works on view, which were simultaneously stunning and complex.  What an honor to spend a few minutes discussing art with one of the greatest living contemporary… Read More

We attended the spectacular gala opening for Frank Gehry at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on September 9th. The exhibition is outstanding, smart, provocative and incredibly comprehensive. Kudos to Mr. Gehry for a lifetime of spectacular international projects. This show is a gem in every respect despite the 100 degree humid weather (sympathies to all the men in jackets), the art and architecture world turned out in full force for… Read More

On Wednesday, September 2nd, over 100 designers and architects gathered for an elegant evening at the beautiful Urban Hardwoods showroom on Montana Ave in Santa Monica. Hand crafted in Seattle using locally salvaged wood from trees that have been cleared for city planning, Urban Hardwoods gives trees a second life by re-purposing them into stunning pieces of furniture. The evening was a huge success, as guests sipped on sustainably sourced cocktails and… Read More

The great Ed Moses was in conversation with Leslie Jones, LACMA’s curator of prints and drawings, at William Turner Gallery. Ed chatted with a packed audience on Tuesday, June 9, at the opening of the gallery’s new show, Now and Then. The show of mixed media paintings and watercolors runs through August 15, 2015. A spectacular exhibition not to be missed.

Christine Anderson visited with long-time friends Richard Kuhlenschmidt, formerly of Richard Kuhlenschmidt Gallery (one of the city’s best, cutting edge contemporary galleries that everyone in the art world remembers), and his wife, Betty-Jo Tilley, Pacific Palisades based realtor extraordinaire, on site at Art LA Contemporary–at Marc Selwyn’s booth. Richard Misrach painting in background.

Enjoy this look behind the scenes with KTLA for Carole Bayer Sager’s second exhibition at William Turner Gallery. Watch Tuesday, Sept. 16 at the 10pm hour on Ch. 5 for a sneak peek!

The latest news from Christine’s desk is from Ruth Bachofner Gallery: Ruth Bachofner Gallery is pleased to announce Seismic Light, an exhibition of paintings by artist Douglas C. Bloom. The show opens on Saturday, July 26, 2014, with a reception for the artist from 5 to 7 pm. The exhibition will feature Bloom’s new series of idealized landscape paintings, which focus on the visual energy produced by light in the natural landscape…. Read More

The latest news from Christine’s desk is from Lora Schlesinger Gallery: After traveling all around the world to India, Europe, and living in the US and Mexico, Roberto Gil de Montes returned to Los Angeles for his first solo show in nearly ten years. The solo exhibition and artist talk took place on April 5th at Lora Schlesinger Gallery and will run until May 10, 2014. In anticipation of the event, the… Read More

On Thursday, March 13, 2014, design guests of Snyder Diamond gathered for a private reception at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica. On exhibition for the evening was the newest collections from THG-Paris, the leading French atelier for the luxury bath, including the opulent Baccarat Petale de Cristal fittings made of fine French crystal. An array of food and wine celebrating the Picardy region of northern France, where THG craftsmanship began over… Read More