Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Masami Teraoka at the studio

Masami Teraoka working at Magnolia Editions

Masami Teraoka flew in from Hawaii this week and visited Magnolia to work on his new tapestry edition, AIDS Series/Geisha in Ofuro.

Teraoka preparing colors for his tapestry

A color trial proof of AIDS Series/Geisha in Ofuro is currently on view at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco as part of "Masami Teraoka: The Last Supper/The Inversion of the Sacred," a show including prints, paintings, and drawings. The exhibition will be up through November 13, 2010.

Don Farnsworth and Teraoka working on the weave file

Lynda Hess with Teraoka and Hess's daughter, Eve

Era Farnsworth and Eve

Eve performed some ballet for us!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The Missing Peace at the Nobel Museum

The Nobel Museum in Stockholm; photo by Donald Farnsworth

"The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama," a traveling exhibition including Donald and Era Farnsworth's Dharmakaya tapestry, Lewis deSoto's giant inflatable sculpture Paranirvana, and works by Squeak Carnwath, William T. Wiley, and Chuck Close, is currently installed at the Nobel Museum in Stockholm, Sweden.

The Farnsworths traveled to Sweden for the opening, meeting up with deSoto and Carnwath in Stockholm. Below, photos from the show by Donald Farnsworth.

"The Missing Peace" will be on view at the Nobel Museum until January 2, 2011.

Just before the opening; Michelle Townsend working at right

Lewis deSoto's Paranirvana with a painting by Squeak Carnwath in the background

Era Farnsworth toasting with Dharmakaya

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

William Wiley at Marin MOCA

William Wiley - Serpent Frightened by Color, Abstraction & Time, 2004
Jacquard tapestry with metallic thread, 76 x 105 in. Edition of 6

William Wiley is featured in the Marin Museum of Contemporary Art's "Legends of the Bay Area" exhibition, on view through November 21, 2010.

The show includes six tapestries and a mixed media work on panel by Wiley, all published by Magnolia, plus work by Cornelia Schulz and Richard Shaw.

Marin MOCA website

More work by William Wiley at Magnolia Editions

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Faisal Abdu'Allah at Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery

Installation photos by Brian Caraway

Faisal Abdu'Allah's "The Art of Dislocation" will be exhibited at the Thomas Welton Stanford Art Gallery through the end of November.

Curated by Stanford professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz and Indie Choudhury of the Tate Britain, the show features work in sculpture, photography, and print from the last 20 years and includes several suites of large scale prints published by Magnolia Editions.

Also check out the accompanying publication, The Art of Dislocation, published by OrbisAfrica Graphic Writing Systems Lab and the Stanford Department of Art and Art History.

"The Art of Dislocation" website

More work by Faisal Abdu'Allah at Magnolia Editions

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Masami Teraoka tapestry at Catharine Clark

Tapestry by Masami Teraoka; photo by Michael Strickland

Local blogger sfmike graciously shared this image of AIDS Series: Geisha in Ofuro, a color trial proof from Masami Teraoka's forthcoming tapestry edition, published by Magnolia Editions.

Check out more photos from the opening of this show on his blog, Civic Center.

The exhibition which includes this tapestry will be on display at Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco through November 13, 2010 and also includes paintings, drawings, and prints.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Art Publishing Now Highlights

Thanks very much to Southern Exposure and the Advisory Board that organized the first ever Art Publishing Now summit and fair this weekend.

Magnolia Editions was particularly impressed by the publications of Margaret Tedesco's Second Floor Projects and Jessica Silverman's Silverman Gallery, both based in San Francisco.

If you're not familiar with them yet, we encourage you to take a look. Second Floor Projects is currently showing Bruno Fazzolari and Kevin Killian, while Silverman Gallery has a show by Tammy Rae Carland.

Also thanks to everyone who stopped by our table. We enjoyed meeting you and we hope you will keep in touch!

Nick Stone and Tallulah Terryll at APN

Friday, October 8, 2010

In support of Enrique Chagoya

Enrique Chagoya - Roadmap, 2006
Jacquard tapestry, 75 x 76 in. Edition of 8

Magnolia Editions extends its sympathy and whole-hearted support to our friend Enrique Chagoya after the violent destruction of his lithographic codex The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals at Colorado's Loveland Museum this week. 

In a letter to a Colorado news station, Chagoya explained that his Misadventures, published by Shark's Ink in 2003, is a satirical work "about the corruption of the spiritual by the institutions behind it," noting: "All I do is use my art to express my anxieties, with some sense of humor." Chagoya's work often references Francisco Goya, who was called before the Inquisition in 1815 to explain his painting La Maja Desnuda, and whose subsequent work skewered the savagery and blindness of both the Spanish Inquisition and oppressive forces worldwide.

Detail of Roadmap

Pictures of the woman responsible for Wednesday's "criminal mischief" (the charge on which she was arrested) show her dressed in a shirt bearing the slogan "Tougher Than Nails" with an image of three large, bloody nails. Apparently, the imagery in Chagoya's artwork, which involves Christ as a figure among many in a complex and satirical collage, was too much for someone who is otherwise quite happy to advertise His grisly execution. 

The staff at Magnolia Editions has the greatest respect and admiration for Chagoya and his work. We are grateful to have allies with critical and iconoclastic minds and we hope Chagoya will serve as a positive role model, encouraging others to express their own anxieties through creativity and humor rather than thoughtless violence.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Art Publishing Now

Come chat with representatives from Magnolia Editions at the Art Publishing Now fair at Southern Exposure, this Sunday, October 10th from 11 to 6 pm.

Art Publishing Now comprises two days of events dedicated to art publishing practices in the Bay Area: a day of presentations and critical discussions with an after party (Saturday), an art publishers fair (Sunday), plus a library and web archive.

For more information check out the Art Publishing Now website. We hope to see you at Southern Exposure on Sunday!