Friday, June 25, 2010

Unbound at Bedford Gallery

Nancy Selvin - Notebook Vol. 8

"Unbound: A National Exhibition of Book Art" at Bedford Gallery in Walnut Creek runs from July 11 to September 19; there will be an opening reception Thursday, July 15 from 6 to 8 pm.

This survey celebrates the book as art form and includes artists who make one-of-a-kind art books as well as artists who disassemble pages, covers, and spines to create three-dimensional works.

The show features two publications from Magnolia: Hung Liu and Michael McClure's Deer Boy and Squeak Carnwath's Philosophy.

"Unbound" also includes book art from figures including Marcel Dzama, Ed Ruscha, Richard Shaw, Inez Storer, Julie Chen, John DeMerritt, William Wiley, and Andy Warhol, to name only a few. This promises to be a killer show!

Bedford Gallery website

Liu & McClure's Deer Boy at Magnolia Editions (pdf)

McClure reading from Deer Boy on YouTube

Squeak Carnwath's Philosophy on YouTube

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Past Traces at Pence Gallery

Below, photos from "Past Traces," a show of works from Magnolia Editions' twenty years of printmaking, at UC Davis's Pence Gallery earlier this year.

The show featured print editions in a variety of media by Bruce Conner, Hung Liu, Enrique Chagoya, Rupert Garcia, Squeak Carnwath, Donald and Era Farnsworth, William T. Wiley, Richard Shaw, Robert Arneson, and more.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

The Missing Peace in Sibiu, Romania

Work by Donald and Era Farnsworth, Lewis deSoto, and William T. Wiley

Donald and Era Farnsworth's Dharmakaya tapestry, Lewis deSoto's giant inflatable sculpture Paranirvana, and works by William T. Wiley and Chuck Close are included in "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama," a traveling exhibition on view at Brukenthal Palace and the Evangelical Church in Sibiu, Romania until July 18, 2010.

The Farnsworths were in Romania to attend the opening of this ambitious show, made possible by the combined efforts of Darlene Markovich, Michelle Townsend, Ron Haak, Killian Doerr, Liviana Dan, and Anca Mihulet, and the crew of installers at Brukenthal Palace.

Much thanks also goes to Erwin Kessler, Maria Coffino, and Hanna Regev for their considerable assistance.

Below, the show invitation and photos of the show by the Farnsworths (click any image to enlarge).

UPDATE: A gallery of 140 photos from the show is now up at the Exhibitions section of Magnolia's website!

Invitation to the show

Work by Squeak Carnwath and the Starn twins

Work by Rupert Garcia (at right)

Work by Chuck Close (center)

The opening at the Evangelical Church

Era Farnsworth with head priest Killian Doerr