Tuesday, August 31, 2010

September ARTnews available online

The September issue of ARTnews featuring Rupert Garcia's Frida Kahlo (1975/2002) on the cover is now available to read online.

The cover article includes the good news that Garcia will have a show of works created at Magnolia Editions at San Francisco's de Young Museum early next year:
For many historians, art writers, and curators, it is this socially minded work that defines the category. But the scene was hardly monolithic. "There were a variety of ideologies," says Rupert Garcia, a Bay Area artist who will have two decades' worth of his prints on view in "Rupert Garcia: The Magnolia Editions Projects," opening at San Francisco's de Young Museum on February 26. "It wasn't as black and white as many would like to say it is. It was fluid and exciting." Garcia is a case in point: a trained artist, he has crafted well-known political posters, but has also produced lesser-known paintings that reflect his abiding interest in art history. A 1989 pastel in "Phantom Sightings" riffed - in an abstract way - on Gustave Courbet's troubles following the Paris Commune of 1871.
Work by Rupert Garcia at Magnolia Editions

Monday, August 30, 2010

Hung Liu at Byron Cohen Gallery

Hung Liu - Mourning: Crow, 2009
oil on canvas, 24 x 48 in.

"Hung Liu: New Works" opens this Friday, September 3 and runs until October 30 at Byron C. Cohen Gallery for Contemporary Art in Kansas City.

The show features mixed media works and a recent suite of oil paintings. Xiao Yi writes:
Liu has devoted herself to a series of paintings depicting people in the aftermath of the Sichuan quake. The subject of these paintings is less the disaster itself than the expressions of mythic emotion embodied in the poses of the dead and the survivors: the contortions of grief, shock, confusion, stunned silence, courage, and mourning.

[...]As an artist, Liu has always been interested in "mythic poses" in which the human figure expresses the epic themes and historical forces that rumble through our lives - sometimes ending them, or leaving us bereft. The body tells its stories, and Liu's career as a painter has pivoted, ironically, on the photographic depictions of the narratives bound up or expressed in the poses of ordinary Chinese people caught up in extraordinary historical circumstances.
Work by Hung Liu at Magnolia Editions

Friday, August 20, 2010

Rupert Garcia in ARTnews

Look for Rupert Garcia's Frida Kahlo (1975/2002), a woodcut published by Magnolia Editions, on the cover of the September 2010 issue of ARTnews.

Next month, says the magazine's website, as Mexican American artists attain a higher profile within mainstream art institutions, we explore what it means to operate under the Chicano moniker in today's culturally complex landscape.

Another Rupert Garcia work published by Magnolia Editions, 1973, 2001, 2002, also appears in the September issue:

Rupert Garcia - 1973, 2001, 2002, 2002
Mixed media with acrylic on canvas, 29 x 33 in.

More art by Rupert Garcia at Magnolia Editions

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Artists at the studio this week

Fun times working on a 3-D project with Dean Smith

John Maas, Era Farnsworth, George Miyasaki, and Brian Caraway with a freshly pulled Miyasaki

Era Farnsworth and Enrique Chagoya with a new edition by Chagoya

new work by Enrique Chagoya

New Magnolia intern Ken Jensen

Guy Diehl, Don Farnsworth, George Miyasaki, Enrique Chagoya, and Dean Smith

Rebeca Bollinger doing some experimental printing on tile with Tallulah Terryll

Test print by Rebeca Bollinger

Rebeca Bollinger

Rebeca Bollinger and Tallulah Terryll

Test print by Rebeca Bollinger

Test print by Rebeca Bollinger

More work by George Miyasaki at Magnolia Editions

More work by Enrique Chagoya at Magnolia Editions

Work by Guy Diehl at Magnolia Editions

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mel Ramos retrospective at Museum Villa Stuck

Mel Ramos - Phantom Lady, 2007
Jacquard tapestry, 70 x 52 in. Edition of 24

Villa Stuck in M√ľnchen, Germany is currently showing five decades worth of work by longtime Magnolia friend and collaborator Mel Ramos.

"Mel Ramos: 50 Years of Pop Art," which includes paintings, drawings, watercolors, and sculptures, will run until October 3, 2010.

For more information, check out Google's translation of the Villa Stuck website.

More work by Mel Ramos from Magnolia Editions

Monday, August 2, 2010

Summer Newsletter out now

Magnolia Editions' Summer 2010 Newsletter is now available, featuring new editions by John Yau & Norbert Prangenberg, Hung Liu, William Wiley, and Squeak Carnwath as well as photos from shows in Virginia, Napa, and Romania.