Monday, August 31, 2009

Austin Center for Photography blogs Chuck Close

An excellent overview of the Chuck Close show at the Austin Museum of Art, from the Austin Center of Photography:

Collectively, A Couple of Ways of Doing Something is a challenging exploration of photographic techniques and processes that transcends any one medium. With the counterpoint of Holman’s engaging poetry... the exhibition becomes a transfixing group portrait that explores the idea of the “art circle” and its importance to an artist’s work and life. read more...

Additional programming related to the show:

Film: Portrait of Close’s Creative Circle
Thursday, September 10, 7 pm

In her film Chuck Close, director Marion Cajori examines the appeal of the human face by interviewing the artist and his circle of creative friends, including Philip Glass, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kiki Smith. Film introduction by Austin photographer George Krause.

Poetry Reading by Dean Young
Thursday, October 1, 7 pm

Poet Dean Young reads his new and published work. Largely influenced by the New York School of poets, Young combines aspects of experimentation and surrealism. His Elegy on Toy Piano (2005) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.

Slide Lecture: Realism of Low Resolution
Thursday, November 5, 7 pm

Art historian Richard Shiff will put the portraits of Chuck Close in context with the slide lecture Realism of Low Resolution: Chuck Close (and Others).

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

New editions from Squeak Carnwath

Three new mixed media editions from Squeak Carnwath are now available through Magnolia:

Good Ideas, 2009. Acrylic, oil, modeling paste on gessoed panel w/ oak skirt. 12 x 9 x 1.875 in. Edition of 10

History Goes Around, 2009. Acrylic, oil, modeling paste on gessoed panel w/ oak skirt. 13 x 13 x 1.875 in. Edition of 10

Pie, 2009. Acrylic, oil, modeling paste on gessoed panel w/ oak skirt. 13 x 13 x 1.875 in. Edition of 10

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Chuck Close at Austin Museum of Art

Chuck Close's show A Couple of Ways of Doing Something is on view at the Austin Museum of Art in Austin, Texas through November 8, 2009. The show includes tapestry portraits of Cindy Sherman, Lorna Simpson, Philip Glass, and others, published by Magnolia Editions.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Hung Liu & Michael McClure - "Deer Boy"

Magnolia Editions is pleased to announce the publication of Deer Boy, an editioned artist's book which combines the lyricism of two Oakland-based artists – bringing together Hung Liu's imagery with the play of light and darkness in the poetry of Michael McClure.

Hung Liu is known for paintings which combine delicate, often poignant renderings with bold colors and veils of painterly drips and washes; her work explores the dynamic between the ephemeral lives of individuals and the epic sweep of history.

Michael McClure is an acclaimed poet, playwright, and Bay Area legend who has received awards and honors including a Guggenheim fellowship, an NEA grant, and the Village Voice's Obie award; you may also know him as "Pat McClear" from Jack Kerouac's Big Sur.

For pictures of Deer Boy and the story behind its creation, please see this press release:

Monday, August 10, 2009

Magnolia in First Person magazine

The Summer 2009 issue of First Person magazine spotlights Don Farnsworth's tapestry innovations and also includes a feature on William Kentridge by Nick Stone; other contributors include Hedi Slimane, Wolfgang Tillmans, and many more. You can order at their website or ask for it at your local bookstore.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Deborah Oropallo portfolio

Magnolia Editions is pleased to announce the publication of Six Shooter, an editioned portfolio of prints by Deborah Oropallo. Please see the press release for details:

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