Obama from Douglass, 2010. Pigmented inkjet. Printed and published by Magnolia Editions Inc., Oakland. Courtesy of the artist and Magnolia Editions.

Rupert Garcia: The Magnolia Editions Projects 1991–2011

February 19, 2011July 17, 2011

Renowned Bay Area artist Rupert Garcia is committed to creating artwork not only as a means of achieving aesthetic ends, but also as a viable way of addressing social and political concerns. Through his bold silkscreens and layered pastels and paintings, Garcia catalyzes discussion and debate in a broad audience about the pressing issues that have faced the late 20th and early 21st centuries. His recent editions elaborate on his political concerns, as well as addressing his interest in challenging notions of folk and high art.

For over two decades Magnolia has worked closely with artists to produce and publish fine art projects, including unique and editioned works on paper, artist books and public art. The exhibition includes approximately 25 prints made by Garcia at the presses of Magnolia Editions, Oakland.