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!
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.
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:
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):
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.)
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.
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.