Thursday, September 30, 2010

Rupert Garcia: the Magnolia Editions Projects

In anticipation of Rupert Garcia's show in early 2011 at the de Young Museum, "Rupert Garcia: the Magnolia Editions Projects," here is Garcia at the studio in 2003, working on his tapestry La Xochitl IV.

Garcia is one of very few artists who have worked at Magnolia who add hand painted marks to the surface of their tapestry editions. Actually, as you can see in this video, Garcia even uses his fingers to push the colors beyond the surface into the fibers of the tapestry:

More work by Rupert Garcia at Magnolia Editions

Friday, September 24, 2010

Fall Newsletter out now

Magnolia Editions' Fall Newsletter
is now available, featuring new editions from Masami Teraoka, Enrique Chagoya, George Miyasaki, and Faisal Abdu'Allah, as well as exhibition and event details for the coming months.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Chuck Close at the studio

Chuck Close - Self Portrait/Color, 2007
Jacquard tapestry, 103 x 79 in. Edition of 10

Chuck Close visited Magnolia Editions today to see the studio and to review some prototypes for new projects.

Don Farnsworth, Chuck Close, Kathan Brown, Asa Muir-Harmony, and Era Farnsworth examining Close's Self-Portrait/Color(2007) at Magnolia Editions

Magnolia Editions published its first edition by Close, a tapestry portrait of Philip Glass, in 2005. The artist's most recent edition with Magnolia is Brad, a 2009 tapestry woven from a daguerreotype of Brad Pitt.

Close also checked out some new prints by Faisal Abdu'Allah:

Chuck Close and Don Farnsworth at Magnolia Editions

Photos, articles, and reviews of the Chuck Close tapestries published by Magnolia Editions

More work by Chuck Close at Magnolia Editions

Monday, September 13, 2010

Faisal Abdu'Allah at the studio

Faisal Abdu'Allah printing at Magnolia

After weeks of visa delays courtesy of the British government, Faisal Abdu'Allah arrived in the Bay Area on Friday and visited Magnolia today to work on prints for his upcoming show, "The Art of Dislocation."

Abdu'Allah consulted with Stanford Art History Associate Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz and Project Assistant Rachel Newman as he worked on prints on aluminum and paper.

Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, Rachel Newman, and Faisal Abdu'Allah

Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz and Faisal Abdu'Allah discuss printing possibilities

One work was printed in negative on aluminum and etched using ferric chloride to create a subtle background, which was then printed with an image:

Tallulah Terryll prepares a print on aluminum for etching

The same print after being etched and reprinted with an image by Abdu'Allah; new work by Rupert Garcia hangs in the background

"The Art of Dislocation" opens September 28 at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Prints by Faisal Abdu'Allah

Prints on raw aluminum panels by Faisal Abdu'Allah

Work for an upcoming show at Stanford University by British artist Faisal Abdu'Allah was printed at Magnolia Editions this week.

Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz, an assistant professor of Art History at Stanford, acted as Abdu'Allah's liaison; the artist was present from across the Atlantic ocean for proofing and decision-making via a Skype video connection on Martinez-Ruiz's laptop.

Detail of a print by Faisal Abdu'Allah

Abdu'Allah's show "The Art of Dislocation" opens September 28 at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery, with an opening reception on October 1 from 5 to 7 pm.

Faisal Abdu'Allah exhibition website

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

New prints by George Miyasaki

George Miyasaki - Between Accident and System Series IV (v.2), 2010
collagraph and mixed media, 31.5 x 25.5 in.

George Miyasaki has produced sixteen new prints in an edition variƩe entitled Between Accident and System, created at Magnolia Editions with printer Brian Caraway.

Miyasaki prints multiple layers from a collagraph plate and embellishes each print with color by hand, so that each work in the series has its own unique character.

We highly recommend making an appointment to come see these prints in person; the variations in tone and color are worth experiencing first hand! Miyasaki is truly a master of his craft.

More work by George Miyasaki at Magnolia Editions

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Hung Liu smart car

Photo by Bruce Matthews

The Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City has teamed with Hung Liu to create a smart car covered in artwork by Liu. The car will be raffled off in October as part of a fundraiser for the museum.

Magnolia Editions worked with Liu to select and configure imagery from various paintings into a composition designed specifically for the car's exterior.

For more information about the raffle, please check the Kemper Museum website.

More art from Hung Liu at Magnolia Editions