Magnolia Editions wishes you a roaring good time on New Year's Eve and all the best for 2009.
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Deborah Oropallo and Tallulah Terryl survey some test prints for Deborah's new Wild Wild West series.
Enrique Chagoya works on a new print/mixed media edition, Atlas and the Arugulas. The image depicts Barack Obama as Atlas, flanked by Joe Biden and Michelle Obama; Hillary Clinton sits atop the globe in Obama's hands.
Gary Knecht and Squeak Carnwath at Squeak's studio with her tapestry, Good Medicine.
Monday, December 29, 2008
Wednesday, December 3, 2008
The show included tapestries by Chuck Close, Deborah Oropallo, Guy Diehl, April Gornik, Squeak Carnwath, and more. (Panorama link courtesy of Sylvia White Gallery)
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
The combination of scale and texture, along with the image's mix of crisply detailed and blurry areas, gives Kate a palpability that stops you in your tracks. Once you've caught your breath and moved closer, you get lost in the subtleties of woven light and shadow.
The tapestry floats like a classic Mark Rothko painting, but it's grown out of Close's decades of transposing photographic portraits to paintings, using grids to take images apart and then reconstruct them.
The fact that this time the reconstruction happened by digital methods rather than by hand doesn't leave the viewer cold — just the opposite.
Read the whole review here: Artist's portrait of Kate Moss dazzles.
Monday, October 20, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
Ehren Tool chats with David Kimball. Tool is a ceramicist and Master's candidate at UC Berkeley. He was kind enough to spontaneously clean a bunch of stubborn paint off of the beater at Magnolia's papermaking facilities!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
Bookbinder extraordinaire John Demerritt tries out the Gunnar 3001 automated cutting machine at Magnolia.
Era Farnsworth, Brian Caraway, Sam Bennett, Tallulah Terryll and Hung Liu with a completed Daughters of China portfolio.
Sam pulls prints with artist Gary Blum.
Tallulah Terryll hems and serges a test weave of a possible new Chuck Close tapestry.
Brian Caraway de-lints Chuck Close's tapestry portrait of Rene Fleming.
Andy Rottner works his book-box making magic.
Sam Bennett cuts a Chuck Close tapestry portrait of Cindy Sherman down to size.
Nick Stone removes dust from lithographs by June Felter.