Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Oropallo Book Signing Thursday Sept. 24

Catch Deborah Oropallo and Magnolia's own Nick Stone at this book signing:


THURSDAY, September 24, 6-8pm

Please join Gallery 16 to celebrate the release of three new editions by Deborah Oropallo as well as the release of Deborah's new book entitled POMP, published by Gallery 16 Editions. We will host a special release party and book signing with the artist on Thursday evening, September 24th from 6-8PM.

POMP is a survey of Oropallo's last two bodies of work. It includes the acclaimed Guise series of prints published by Gallery 16 Editions and premiered at the DeYoung Museum in 2007 as well as the most recent series, Wild Wild West. POMP contains 64 pages of beautiful color reproductions of Deborah's work along with an essay by Nick Stone and an interview with the artist. Nick Stone will also be in attendance for the book signing.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Chuck Close 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.

Donald Farnsworth took this picture of the tapestries hanging on an unusual wall at the NMA: the wall is diagonally slanted, making for an interesting dynamic between the work and the room:

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

Chuck Close at Contessa Gallery

"Chuck Close: Recent Work" runs from September 11th through November 1st at the Contessa Gallery in Cleveland, Ohio.

The show features limited edition prints (including woodcuts, screenprints, colored, pressed, handmade paper pulp, linocuts, etchings and aquatints), photography (including unique Polaroid prints and daguerreotypes, archival pigment prints, and gridded working maquettes), and last but not least, large-scale Jacquard tapestries published by you-know-who.

Contessa Gallery
24667 Cedar Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44124

For more information, please check the Contessa Gallery website.

Friday, September 11, 2009

Summer intern Jamie Krasner

Magnolia Editions was pleased to welcome RISD student Jamie Krasner as an intern this summer. Thanks for all your hard work, Jamie!

Here's Jamie making buttons for William Wiley's upcoming retrospective at the Smithsonian Museum of Art in Washington, DC:

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Editions: Alan Magee, Richard Wagener

We have received an overwhelming influx of calls and emails about Alan Magee's stone tapestries in the last month, and several editions have sold out or are getting close. Luckily, Magee has just created Regarding Ardys, a brand new tapestry edition of 18:

Alan Magee, Regarding Ardys, 2009. Jacquard tapestry, 40 x 49.25 in., Ed: 18

We are also pleased to announce a series of print editions by California printmaker and book illustrator Richard Wagener. These large, striking prints of trees and rock formations are based on wood engravings and their scale brings out the subtle details of Wagener's meticulous line work:

Richard Wagener, Outlook II, 2009. Acrylic inkjet print, 48 x 27 in., Ed: 24

Friday, September 4, 2009

New Work from William Wiley

Check out some new work from William Wiley – unique prints on panel with mixed media assemblage, now available from Magnolia Editions.

Goat with Attire, 2009; acrylic print on panel w/ cardboard panel & striped string; 38.5 x 28 in.

Wiley has also created an edition of artist’s palettes which will be sold at his upcoming exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, “What’s It All Mean: William T. Wiley in Retrospective.” After running October to January in Washington, DC, the show will travel to the Berkeley Art Museum in March of 2010.