Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Tapestries at Guild Hall NY and Modernism SF

Chuck Close - Self-Portrait (Pink T-shirt), 2013
Jacquard tapestry - 93 x 76 in. Edition of 10

New tapestry editions by Chuck Close published by Magnolia Editions, as well as a suite of watercolor prints printed at Magnolia, will be exhibited in "Chuck Close: Recent Works" at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York.

The show will kick off with a conversation between the artist and Robert Storr on Saturday, August 10 from 3-4 pm; an opening reception from 4-6 pm will follow. Both the talk and the opening are free for Guild Hall members.

For more details on the show and associated events, please see this entry; for information on visiting Guild Hall, please check their website.

Kiki Smith - Cathedral, 2013
Jacquard tapestry - 113 x 75 in. Edition of 10

Meanwhile, here on the West Coast, San Francisco's venerable Modernism gallery will mount an exhibition of tapestries published by Magnolia from a diverse group of artists including Kiki Smith, Deborah Oropallo, Donald & Era Farnsworth, Chester Arnold, Doug Hall, Mel Ramos, and Guy Diehl.

"Selected Tapestries" opens August 2nd at Modernism; for visiting information and to see images of the tapestries in the show, please see their website.

More tapestries from Magnolia Editions

Monday, July 8, 2013

"Chuck Close: Recent Works" at Guild Hall

Chuck Close - Cindy (smile), 2013
Archival watercolor print on Hahnemuhle rag paper.
75 x 60 in. Edition of 5

Those in the New York area this summer will have the opportunity to see several brand new Magnolia Editions publications by Chuck Close at Guild Hall in East Hampton:
In our showcase exhibition of the summer season, we will present recent paintings, prints and tapestries by Chuck Close. Close is noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face [...] His first retrospective was in 1981 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and his work is found in numerous museum and private collections worldwide. Chuck Close was the recipient of the 1995 Guild Hall Academy of the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award Winner in the Visual Arts. He had a one person exhibition of his large-scale Polaroid photographs, "Chuck Close Up Close" at Guild Hall in 1991. He has been a part-time resident of the East End for more than 40 years.
This show, on view from August 10 through October 14, 2013, will kick off with a Summer Gala to benefit Guild Hall on August 9:
Join us for a convivial evening of music, dancing, dining, and an exhilarating live art auction all held at a breathtaking Bridgehampton estate of Louise and Leonard Riggio. Truly a unique Hamptons experience!

Exclusive VIP preview of the "Chuck Close: Recent Works" exhibition for gala guests at Guild Hall from 6-7 pm. Cocktails and tented sit down dinner immediately to follow at the Riggio home.
For more information about the exhibition including museum hours, please visit the Guild Hall website.

More art by Chuck Close from Magnolia Editions

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Thank you, Bay Wolf!

At Magnolia's recent fundraiser for the Friends of the Oakland Art Murmur, one of the clear highlights was the world-class food kindly provided by Bay Wolf restaurant in Oakland.

To Larry Goldman, Michael Wild, and the entire staff at Bay Wolf, we would like to extend our most sincere thanks.

As Era Farnsworth writes, Bay Wolf is such a vital, warm and generous institution; words cannot begin to convey.

How many luminaries of the Bay Area art scene can you spot in these photos from our Bay Wolf-catered fundraiser for the Oakland Art Murmur?

Monday, July 1, 2013

Magnolia's new gallery space

We are pleased to say that our recent events in the newly renovated entry space have been fantastic successes.

For those who could not make it, please have a look at these photos for an idea of what it's like walking into the new and improved Magnolia! (Click any image to enlarge.)

Shelly the dog and Squeak Carnwath's 2006 tapestry Relic greet visitors at the door

Works by Chuck Close, Enrique Chagoya, Hung Liu, and Rupert Garcia in our new gallery space / showroom

Print shop manager Tallulah Terryll with recent prints by Hung Liu

Innovative mixed-media works by John Buck and Enrique Chagoya

Work by Kiki Smith, Chuck Close, Enrique Chagoya, and Squeak Carnwath in the front room at Magnolia Editions