Stonescape by Full Moon Compels Artistic Lunacy

It’s easier to blame the full moon than explain why any of the flawlessly chic crowd at Norah and Norman Stone’s Calistoga Stonescape artfarm would muss their hair/mascara/demeanor for a postprandial swim. You could say it was the abundant Azalea Springs vintage of the house, paired with Paula Le Duc’s delectable height-of- summer family-style supper, the…

Isabelle de Borchgrave Is All Over the Paper

The Isabelle de Borchgrave costume exhibit, “Pulp Fashion” has been a major hit for the Legion of Honor, so much that its run has been extended through June 12. Likewise the Serge Sorokko Gallery is hosting an exhibit of de Borchgrave’s work, much of it for sale, providing a vibrant window into the varied abilities…

Frey-Norris Contemporary and Modern Gallery Space Opening

Wendi Norris has a lot going on: a new exhibition space designed by Gensler architects, a new engagement to Alex Tourk, and two new exhibitions about the metaphorical Pangea of new art and celebrating surrealism through sex, death and madness. When we spoke to her at the inauguration of her new all-white space on Jessie…

SFMOMA How Wine Became Modern

Wine, that ancient elixir has been celebrated, studied, romanticized and prized since Odysseus traveled “over the wine-dark sea.” So the subject was ripe (sorry!) for a modern makeover, courtesy of the creative folks at SFMOMA. (Mod man does not live on Warhol Campbell’s Soup alone.) The opening of “How Wine Became Modern” exhibit was occasion…