Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Magnolia on Little Paper Planes

The excellent Bay Area art blog Little Paper Planes reviewed us today. Thanks LPP!

Hung Liu in KC Home Design

Hung Liu's sold out tapestry edition, Golden Glyphs, became the inspiration for the design of this handsome room as seen in Kansas City Home Design (click image to enlarge):

Monday, July 27, 2009

Oropallo "Pomp" book

Magnolia Editions has a very limited number of signed copies of Deborah Oropallo's new book, Pomp, for sale!

Featuring images of Oropallo's Guise and Wild Wild West Show series, this 60 page hardcover book was published by Gallery 16 and includes an essay and interview by Magnolia's own Nick Stone.

Off the Beaten Path virtual exhibition

Off the Beaten Path: Violence, Women, and Art, an exhibition curated by Randy Rosenberg, includes work by numerous artists (including Marina Abramovic and Yoko Ono) addressing the issue of gender-based violence. The show features several works which Magnolia Editions helped produce, including the Global Crescendo series, sponsored by the International Rescue Committee; Hung Liu’s Corn Carrier; and a performance still by Yoko Inoue.

Off the Beaten Path is on view at Oslo's Stenersen Museum until August 9th; if you can't make it to Norway, there is a virtual exhibition online at the Art Works for Change website.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Andy Rottner hard at work

Here's Magnolia's resident bookbinding guru, Andy Rottner, hard at work making custom cases for an upcoming portfolio of prints by Deborah Oropallo.

Monday, July 20, 2009

Adobe Airstream reviews Oropallo @ Turner Carroll

Deborah Oropallo - Pearl, 2009.
Permanent pigment print on aluminum. 81 x 51 in. Edition of 3

Ellen Berkovitch on Deborah Oropallo's recent prints on aluminum (printed at Magnolia Editions) at Turner Carroll, from Adobe Airstream magazine:

Taking on not landscape but the varietals of costume and fashion is the photographer [sic] Deborah Oropallo, whose show of polka dotty silhouettes that make up her digital prints on aluminum, Wild Wild West Show, at Turner-Carroll Gallery led Conrad to remark that there's some Sigmar Polke going on there. Can you compose a picture from the absence of parts? appears to be a question of this work. If the fashion world has established the turf of desire to be the sum of parts -- from Guess jeans to Chanel lipsticks, the icon in the picture reads as cheeks, sunglasses, lips, plumped up for the camera -- what then happens when the body is effectively rubbed out, a gone-missing of digital adjustment? The narrative accompanying this work describes that they are the silhouettes of rodeo clowns and queens, bull riders, with the bodies and heads smudged out. But as with anything that subtracts, the paradox is the doubling and tripling on the unconscious as after-image.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Close tapestries at Nevada Museum of Art

Five tapestry portraits by Chuck Close, published by Magnolia Editions, are included in "Faces: Chuck Close & Contemporary Portraiture," currently on view at the Nevada Museum of Art.

Reviews of "Faces" can be found at Reno News & Review and the Reno Gazette Journal.

The exhibition, which is curated from the Doris and Donald Fisher collection, includes work by Gerhard Richter, Jim Dine, Cindy Sherman, and Andy Warhol as well as paintings and a hologram by Close. The exhibition runs through October 18; for more information, please visit nevadaart.org.

Friday, July 3, 2009

Chuck Close at Sonoma County Museum

Chuck Close's show, A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, is on view at Sonoma County Museum until August 2. The exhibition features daguerreotypes, poems by Bob Holman, and tapestries published by Magnolia Editions.

The show features a unique opportunity to check out the construction of the tapestries – one of Close's self portraits is hung so that visitors can walk around the work and see the back side as well as the front.