Wednesday, December 9, 2009

William Wiley in WSJ

William T. Wiley, Kali-fornia Dreamin, 2006/2007; Etching w/ watercolor on 40 buttons with leatherbound box, 11 x 17 x 1.2 in. Edition of 20

Sidney Lawrence reviews William T. Wiley's current exhibition at the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, "What's It All Mean: William T. Wiley In Retrospect," in the Dec. 9 Wall Street Journal (online edition). Lawrence is effusive about Wiley's wit, style, and significance:

...Mr. Wiley's work is unlike any other in recent art, a visual analog to the stream-of-consciousness strain in 20th-century literature. Likening Mr. Wiley to Virginia Woolf or James Joyce is dicey, of course, but his swirling cornucopias of images, words and associations are every bit as intoxicating, operating beyond their medium, in the subconscious. He is less a contemporary artist than a national treasure.

"What's It All Mean" travels next to the Berkeley Art Museum, where it will open in the spring of 2010; the show includes Kali-fornia Dreamin, Wiley's 2006/2007 edition of etching and watercolor buttons inside a handmade leatherbound box, published by Magnolia Editions.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Magnolia at Brand66 Design Blog

Brand66 is a blog from design guru Michael Rylander, whose company Rylander Design has an impressive roster of clients including Apple, BMW, PBS, and NeXT, to name only a few.

We were thrilled to discover that a fellow with such obvious visual acumen and taste is a fan of Magnolia Editions tapestries! Check out his recent post about Don Farnsworth and the Magnolia tapestry method.

Newsletter No. 19, Winter 2009

Featuring new editions from Hung Liu, Squeak Carnwath, Deborah Oropallo, Enrique Chagoya, Alan Magee, William T. Wiley, Richard Wagener, and more.

Available to read or download at our Newsletters page: