Magnolia Editions' own Donald and Era Farnsworth recently traveled to the Canary Islands to preview an exhibition by Faisal Abdu'Allah which included several works created at and published by Magnolia.
The exhibition, a retrospective of Abdu'Allah's work entitled "The Art of Dislocation," can be seen at the Centro Atlántico de Arte Moderno (CAAM) in Gran Canaria until May 27, 2012.
The London-based artist was introduced to Magnolia by Barbaro Martínez-Ruiz and Enrique Chagoya, both professors at Stanford University's art department.
Abdu'Allah, whose work often uses cannily staged portraits to confront accepted notions of criminality and heroism, is also a lecturer at the University of East London and a visiting professor at both Stanford and the University of Wisconsin, Madison.
An early adopter of digital media, Abdu'Allah has spent several intensely prolific sessions at Magnolia, using the studio's high-tech tools and the expertise of Donald Farnsworth to translate images from photographic media (in some cases, low resolution images made with some of the earliest available versions of Adobe Photoshop) into blisteringly high-impact prints and tapestries.
Please contact Magnolia for pricing and availability of Abdu'Allah's editions, or visit Magnolia's website for more work from Faisal Abdu'Allah.