Monday, October 20, 2008

Chuck Close test weaves

One of my favorite phenomena at Magnolia is the test weave, where swatches from various pieces and/or color palettes are combined into one tapestry so that multiple versions or ideas can be proofed side by side. Here is one such test -- portraits by Chuck Close.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Hung Liu panel project: the home stretch

An ambitious print project by Hung Liu neared completion today. Tallulah Terryll worked late into the night yesterday and today to finish seven panels, each of which will comprise half of a diptych with printed/painted works on linen. As they say in Japan: Otsukaresamadeshita!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Combat paper project

Today, volunteer coordinator Pam DeLuco and veterans Angela Knowles and Ehren Tool brought in their uniforms and made paper pulp from them as part of the Combat Paper Project

Cooking up pieces of Knowles's dress uniform.

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!

Knowles, a UC Berkeley undergrad, with pulp.

Pieces of uniform awaiting transformation.


Volunteer coordinator Pam DeLuco tells me about the Combat Paper Project as Tool cleans the beater. Thanks, Ehren!!

Friday, October 10, 2008

Farnsworth portfolio

Brian Caraway and Andy Rottner working on an editioned portfolio of Origin:Specimens prints by Donald Farnsworth.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Hung Liu panel project, Chagoya for Obama

Today at Magnolia, panels were gessoed and painted for a project by Hung Liu. Enrique Chagoya also stopped by to make some Obama stickers for a benefit at Catharine Clark Gallery.

John Demerritt, Hung Liu, Gary Blum

A few moments from 2007:

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.

Magnolia employees

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.

Bruce Conner

The late Bruce Conner at Magnolia Editions in the early 00's.