Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Artists at Magnolia

Don Farnsworth and Hung Liu

Mildred Howard and Hung Liu stopped by the studio today to work on mock-ups for public art commissions with Donald Farnsworth.

Liu and Howard are both accomplished in the world of large scale public art installations –- check out the Public Art section of Magnolia's web site for images of work by both artists at Bay Area airports.

Mildred Howard and Hung Liu

Art by Mildred Howard at Magnolia Editions
Art by Hung Liu at Magnolia Editions

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Andy Diaz-Hope at Catharine Clark Gallery

Andy Diaz-Hope and Laurel Roth - Allegory of the Monoceros, 2008
Jacquard tapestry, 106 x 76 in. Edition of 8

We highly recommend Andy Diaz-Hope's show "Infinite Mortal" at Catharine Clark Gallery, featuring two tapestry editions created in collaboration with Laurel Roth and published by Magnolia Editions, as well as some fascinating sculptural works.

"Infinite Mortal" will be on view until January 1, 2011.

Catharine Clark Gallery
150 Minna St
San Francisco, CA 94105

Tapestries by Andy Diaz-Hope and Laurel Roth at Magnolia Editions

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Miriam Wosk (1947-2010)

Miriam Wosk passed away on November 5 in Santa Monica, CA, having achieved renown as an artist, designer and illustrator.

This article in the Canadian Globe and Mail details many of the artist's accomplishments, including her iconic design for the cover of the first issue of Ms. magazine. Peter Clothier has also written a tribute to Wosk here.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

David Best at the studio

David Best and Tallulah Terryll

David Best has been working at Magnolia lately, using the laser cutter to translate drawings into three-dimensional pieces for his ornate wooden sculptures and creating plates for a new series of prints. Visitors to Burning Man have probably seen the enormous temples Best builds (and destroys) at the desert festival every year.

Mel Ramos also stopped by with his daughter Rochelle on the same day that Best's son Kelly visited the studio:

Mel Ramos and daughter Rochelle, Era and Don Farnsworth, Kelly and David Best

Best created numerous monoprints at Magnolia in the late 1980s and early 90s; Nick Stone is currently working on a catalog of these images, many of which have never been reproduced in print before.

David Best - Untitled, 1993 (Detail)
Monoprint on handmade paper, 42 x 32 in.

More art by David Best at Magnolia Editions

Friday, November 5, 2010

Christine Eudoxie

Christine Eudoxie - Figure in Transition, 2008
Mixed media on canvas, 48 x 48 in.

Artist Christine Eudoxie, friend of Magnolia Editions for many years, visited the studio today for the first time in quite a while. It was great to see Eudoxie, who told us she has been very busy creating an interactive art installation on the web.

Using animation, imagery from her work, and music created by Eudoxie herself, the artist has created a miniature world in which her artwork weaves in and out of the life and landscape of Oakland.

Please have a look! (We recommend Firefox for the best viewing experience.)

More work by Christine Eudoxie at Magnolia Editions

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Enrique Chagoya videos

Since the destruction of his lithographic codex The Misadventures of the Romantic Cannibals at Colorado's Loveland Museum by an angry zealot, Enrique Chagoya has been at the center of an unfortunate controversy and the subject of harassment by groups and individuals who obviously don't understand the spirit of his work.

One especially unpleasant aspect has been a threatening and hateful video circulating on YouTube. We don't want to draw more attention to this video by linking to it, but if you run across it, please Flag it for removal!

Also, please considering viewing more positive videos of Chagoya to bump them to the top of the search rankings: share them on Facebook, "Like" them, and add positive comments! Let's support our dear friend, teacher, and colleague.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Upcoming shows: Wiley, Oropallo, & more

Deborah Oropallo - Drill Team, 2009

"Deborah Oropallo: POMP" runs from November 27 through the end of January at Melissa Morgan Fine Art in Palm Desert, CA. There will be a reception with the artist on December 10, 2010.

"Badly Happy: Pain, Pleasure, and Panic in Recent Romanian Art," curated by Erwin Kessler, runs from November 4, 2010 to January 8, 2011 at the Performance Art Institute in San Francisco. There will be an opening reception and performance Thursday, November 4th from 6-9 PM.

(Kessler was instrumental in bringing "The Missing Peace: Artists Consider the Dalai Lama," a show featuring several Magnolia artists, to the Brukenthal Museum in Sibiu, Romania earlier this year.)

And finally, "William T. Wiley and H.C. Westermann: Watercolors and Sculpture" opens November 4 and runs through December 4, 2010 at John Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco.