Friday, February 25, 2011

Deborah Oropallo at Gallery 16

Deborah Oropallo - Entangled, 2011

"Tale Spin," a new body of mixed-media work by Deborah Oropallo, opens at Gallery 16 in San Francisco this Friday, March 4th from 6 - 9 pm.

The works in "Tale Spin," several of which incorporate elements printed at Magnolia Editions, find Oropallo drawing from traditional fairy tales to explore themes of fear, fantasy, and eroticism.

Check out this blog post for pictures of Oropallo working on a piece from the series at Magnolia earlier this year.

Gallery 16 website

More art by Deborah Oropallo at Magnolia Editions

Monday, February 14, 2011

Rupert Garcia: The Magnolia Editions Projects 1991–2011

Rupert Garcia - Obama from Douglass, 2010
Pigmented inkjet print. 44 x 96 in. sheet; 31 x 90 in. image. Edition: 5

Magnolia Editions is pleased to announce a show of works created by Rupert Garcia at the studio over the last twenty years, to be exhibited at the de Young Museum in San Francisco from February 19 - July 17, 2011.

Magnolia Editions will also publish a catalogue to coincide with the exhibition: the 120 page book includes color reproductions of every project Garcia has worked on at Magnolia, in media ranging from tapestry to silkscreen to works combining hand painted elements with inkjet printing, together with an introduction by curator Karin Breuer and a new essay on Garcia's Magnolia works by poet, critic, and curator John Yau.

The editions by Garcia featured on Magnolia's website are but a fraction of his output at the studio over the last two decades. "Rupert Garcia: The Magnolia Editions Projects 1991–2011" offers an unprecedented chance to experience a selection of experimental, editioned, and unique works by this iconic Bay Area artist.

More art by Rupert Garcia at Magnolia Editions

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Guy Diehl painting workshop in Davis, CA

Guy Diehl, who has been creating prints at Magnolia Editions since 1991, will be teaching an acrylic painting workshop at the John Natsoulas Gallery in Davis, CA on Saturday, March 19 from 1-5 pm.

Diehl writes:
I'll be conducting this workshop more like a science class. Where I'll be covering the physical and chemical properties of acrylic paints. How to overcome the nature of a medium that dries so quickly. Working with mediums to enhance your techniques. Also covered will be how to set up your studio for acrylic painting.
For more details and to sign up, please visit the Natsoulas Gallery website.

Art by Guy Diehl at Magnolia Editions

Monday, February 7, 2011

Google Art Project

Michael Wild of Oakland's Bay Wolf restaurant stopped by Magnolia today and tipped us off to Google's new Art Project, an online archive of staggeringly high resolution images of art from top museums all over the world.

So far, the project includes works from the Met and the MoMA in New York; the National Gallery in London; France's Palace of Versailles; the Uffizi Gallery in Florence; and the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid, to name only a few.

Check it out at!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Codex International Book Fair in Berkeley, CA

The third biennial Codex International Book Fair and Symposium takes place February 6-9, 2011, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Magnolia Editions will have a table at this "World's Fair of the Artist Book," a truly unique event which features hundreds of exhibitors from all over the globe. Magnolia will be exhibiting artist books and portfolios including:

  • John Yau and Norbert Prangenberg's 2010 artist book, A Child's Vi[r]gil;

  • William Wiley's custom leather-bound etching button box set, Kali-fornia Dreamin';

  • Two new artist books by Squeak Carnwath - Philosophy and her 100 Poems collaboration with John Yau;

  • A new laser-cut jigsaw puzzle edition by Mel Ramos;

  • Enrique Chagoya's electronic multiple, One Recession Watchdog (Instant Update);

    and more...

The fair is located at the ASUC Pauley Ballroom (Telegraph & Bancroft), UC Berkeley.

Public hours are as follows:
Sunday, Feb. 6 from 12:00 – 4:00;
Monday, Feb. 7 and Tuesday, Feb. 8 from 12:30 – 6:30;
and Wednesday, Feb. 9 from 12:30 – 4:30.

For more information, please check the Codex Foundation website.