Thursday, December 23, 2010

Happy holidays

Doug Hall - Teatro Ponchielli, Cremona, 2008
Jacquard tapestry, 78 x 96 in. Edition of 9

Happy holidays from the staff at Magnolia Editions!

The studio will be closed for the holidays between December 24 and January 2.

We look forward to collaborating with you on more mad science and unprecedented art projects in 2011!

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New Chuck Close tapestries being woven

Chuck Close watches an image of Lucas Samaras being woven

Don and Era Farnsworth are in Belgium for the holidays, working with Chuck Close on some potential new tapestry editions.

Below, some photos from the mill where the tapestries are woven (based on files painstakingly created by Close and Don Farnsworth.) Please bear in mind that the artworks shown are still in the experimental stage.

Close's nurse Carol, video artist Sienna Shields, White Cube Gallery's Tim Marlow, Chuck Close, and Don and Era Farnsworth in Belgium

More tapestries by Chuck Close at Magnolia Editions

Friday, December 17, 2010

SECA award winners announced

Kamau Amu Patton - Feedback 1, 2010
Acrylic on panel, 60 x 40 in.
c/o the artist and SFMOMA

Magnolia Editions would like to congratulate Colter Jacobsen, Ruth Laskey, Kamau Amu Patton, and Mauricio Ancalmo, the winners of this year's SFMOMA SECA (Society for the Encouragement of Contemporary Art) award.

Past winners include Barry McGee, Chris Johanson, and longtime Magnolia associate Squeak Carnwath.

Check out this article for images of art by the winners, including the above work by Kamau Patton, printed at Magnolia Editions!

Kamau Amu Patton's website

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

David Best at the studio - part two

David Best is on fire at Magnolia Editions, with a host of sculptural, monotype, and etching/mixed-media works underway.

Today Best pulled prints with the assistance of printers Sam Bennett, Tallulah Terryll, and Brian Caraway.

Best also used the UV-cured acrylic printer to create transparencies which will ultimately end up as silkscreen elements in his unique monotype process.

Keep checking the blog for more pictures as these projects continue!

More art by David Best at Magnolia Editions

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Openings at Pence Gallery and Melissa Morgan

Donald Farnsworth - Origin:Specimens IV, pt. 2, 2007
Pigmented inkjet on rag paper, 30.75 x 26.5 in. Edition of 24

"POMP," a show of recent work by Deborah Oropallo, 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 tomorrow evening, December 10, 2010.

"Birds of a Feather," an exhibition sponsored by Far Western Anthropological Group, also opens December 10th at Pence Gallery in Davis, CA. The show explores recent work by regional artists that is thematically tied to the subject of birds and includes artwork by Donald Farnsworth.

More work by Deborah Oropallo at Magnolia Editions

More work by Donald Farnsworth at Magnolia Editions

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Mel Ramos puzzle

Here's Mel Ramos with a trial proof of a new jigsaw puzzle edition, courtesy of Magnolia's laser cutter...

Mel with Don Farnsworth

More art by Mel Ramos at Magnolia Editions

Mel Ramos's website