Allegory of the Monoceros, 2008. Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth. Jacquard tapestries. Photograph courtesy of the artists.
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During the month of March, de Young Artist Fellows Andy Diaz Hope and Laurel Roth exhibit their triptypch of tapestries, The Conflicts, which explores and illustrates the fundamental themes of conflict in literature. Their final piece, created during their yearlong fellowship at the museum, addresses the theme of "Human vs Him/Herself" by focusing on how human evolution has been driven by a combination of cooperation and competition in the face of conflict. Allegory of the Prisoner's Dilemma focuses on a massive Tower of Babel and other iconic examples of architecture that present a historical timeline from the dawn of mankind to the present day, and into the uncertain future.
The Conflicts lecture series
presented with Bergarde Galleries and Magnolia Editions
Piazzoni Murals Room
Saturday, March 16, 2 pm
Architecture Archi-torture Agri-tecture
Tuesday, March 26, 6:30 pm
From Digital to Woven Image: Making a Jacquard Tapestry
Saturday, March 30, 2 pm
The Stories We Live In: Architecture, Literature, and Ideology
Donald Farnsworth obtained his BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and his MA from UC Berkeley. Farnsworth’s work has been displayed throughout the United States and Japan. He is known internationally as a master printmaker and papermaker, and an authority on the history and manufacture of handmade paper. He has taught his craft widely at California College of the Arts and Crafts, UC Davis, UC Berkeley, and the University of Hawaii. In addition to being a well-known artist, he is also the director of Magnolia Editions in Oakland, is a former president of the World Print Council, and currently sits on the board of The Graphic Art Council.
Magnolia Editions (aka Magnolia Tapestry Project and Magnolia Press) is a fine art studio in Oakland. For over two decades it has worked closely with artists to produce and publish fine art projects, including unique and editioned works on paper, artist books, and public art. Primarily a printmaking studio, it has also been working since the late 1990s on a set of techniques that put industrial weaving technology in the service of artists. To date, the press has woven editions by artists such as Bruce Conner, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Ed Moses, Leon Golub, and Nancy Spero. Magnolia Editions tapestries have been exhibited in museums and galleries worldwide including the Whitney Museum of American Art and the White Cube Gallery in London.