Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Papermaking workshops at Magnolia

In addition to its facilities for digital and intaglio printmaking, Magnolia also houses a paper mill where handmade paper expert David Kimball offers classes and workshops.

A list of upcoming paper workshops can be found at http://www.magnoliapaper.com/work.htm -- or if you would like to receive email updates about handmade paper at Magnolia, please email us at info@magnoliaeditions.com.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Contemporary Tapestries at Turner Carroll Gallery

Donald and Era Farnsworth, Mandala Analecta, 2008.
Jacquard tapestry, 96 x 75 in. Edition of 12.

Magnolia Editions is pleased to announce Contemporary Tapestries, a show of tapestries by Squeak Carnwath, Enrique Chagoya, Chuck Close, Donald and Era Farnsworth, Hung Liu, and Deborah Oropallo at Turner Carroll Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

Opening Reception this Friday, May 22, 5 - 7pm.

Donald and Era Farnsworth will attend the opening -- please come by if you are in the area!

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Turner Carroll Gallery
725 Canyon Rd
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 986-9800

Philip Glass on Chuck Close

Design Observer brings us this brief but very smart interview with Philip Glass, conducted in 2005 for a BBC documentary film about Chuck Close but never aired. Glass discusses the role of structure and process in both artists' work.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Video: Close opening redux

James Kalm posted this video today, shot at Chuck Close's recent opening at PaceWildenstein. It includes some nice footage of both paintings and tapestries, some commentary, and even an impromptu interview with a newly minted Close fan:

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Video: Chuck Close tapestries in Chile

A video of work by Chuck Close, including tapestries published by Magnolia Editions, from last year's Algunas maneras de hacer algo show in Santiago, Chile (courtesy of YouTube user robertobravovidal):

Monday, May 11, 2009

TIME Magazine May 11, 2009 Issue

A photograph by Donald Farnsworth of Chuck Close's Brad tapestry hanging at Magnolia is featured on page 66 of the most recent issue of TIME Magazine!

The May 11, 2009 "100 Most Influential People" issue spotlights Brad Pitt's philanthropic efforts in post-Katrina New Orleans. Perhaps to illustrate the authenticity and humanity that belies any artificial Hollywood hoopla surrounding Pitt, the editors chose Farnsworth's stripped-down, starkly lit photograph of Close's powerfully realistic tapestry.

(Frequent Magnolia visitors may notice the familiar pile of tapestries in the corner of the image, and fans of Donald and Era Farnsworth's work will recognize a bit of their Forum Pine tapestry along the right-hand side, too.)

Friday, May 8, 2009

Magnolia Editions on YouTube

We've just created a Magnolia Editions channel on YouTube.

Get a "behind the scenes" look at artists working at Magnolia and the latest in printmaking technology, plus art openings, tapestry weaving, and more! More videos will be added in the following weeks, so please check back regularly.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Video: Chuck Close opening at PaceWildenstein

Missed the opening of Chuck Close: Selected Paintings and Tapestries 2005-2009 at PaceWildenstein last Friday? No problem; here's a video walk-through recorded by Donald Farnsworth.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Brad Pitt tapestry at Close opening in NYC

Michael Danoff, Chuck Close, Donald Farnsworth, and Brad Pitt at PaceWildenstein with Close's Brad tapestry; photo by Lewis deSoto.

Magnolia's Donald and Era Farnsworth recently attended the opening of Chuck Close: Selected Paintings and Tapestries 2005-2009 at PaceWildenstein in New York.

The opening marked the first public exhibition of four new tapestry editions by Close: Brad (actor Brad Pitt), Ellen (artist Ellen Gallagher), a new frontal self-portrait, and the nearly 20-foot-long Self-portrait/Five Part which includes five views of Close.

The exhibition at PaceWildenstein (534 West 25th St, NYC) runs from May 1 - June 20, 2009. See more Chuck Close tapestries at Magnolia's web site.