Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 7:00 pm | PAI

Round Table

How Does the 2D Artist Navigate in the Digital World?


PAI cordially invites you to a roundtable discussion with participating artists: Kirkman Amyx, Antonio Cortez, Michal Gavish, Daniel Joshua Goldstein, and Indira Martina Morre of “The Future Imagined: What’ Next?” We are joined by Donald Farnsworth, Director of Magnolia Editions, who is known for his innovative technique of weaving fine art, Jacquard tapestries, and use of digital technology.
This roundtable event is part of a series 2012 ZERO1 Biennial and “The Future Imagined” series of conversations that delve and examine the intersection of art and technology.
The discussion of how the 2D artist navigates in the digital world is one to watch and will take us behind the scenes by revealing the techniques, processes, and challenges of the ongoing evolution of digital art.
Thursday, November 29 at 7:00 pm
75 Boardman Place, San Francisco
The event is free

RSVP by calling Hanna Regev at 415-566-7515 or emailing


Kirkman Amyx

is a photographer and digital media artist based in San Francisco. His recent work explores the use of photography as a data visualization tool which can allow for the seeing of patterns, structure, and meaning through image repetition. These conceptually based projects utilize a hint of science, data analysis, the measurement of time, and the dichotomy between chance and predictability.

 Antonio Cortez

is a multimedia artist known for developing Mathematical Formulations in the Service of Art, a series of renderings and prints that explores geometries from abstract mathematical functions and their intersection with art. Mr. Cortez is also working in conceptual installation art projects integrating photography, media arts and para-design.

 Dr. Michal Gavish

is a San Francisco-based multimedia artist. Her previous career as a scientist is a major aspect of her practice. In her imagery she touches on issues of scientific perception such as measurement, order and disorder and uses them as a special lens for creating her work. Gavish has a PhD in Polymer Chemistry and was working as a professional scientist until she decided to concentrate on her art. She received her MFA from SFAI in 2008.

 Daniel  Joshua Goldstein

is a San Francisco based artist originally from New York. His woodblock prints, collages and sculptures have been exhibited in leading galleries and museums throughout the world. Permanent collections containing Daniel's work include The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, The Oakland Museum, The Berkeley Art Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago and The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Indira Martina Morre

grew up in the historical city of Dubrovnik, Croatia. In 1991 she immigrated first to London and four years later to the United States of America to pursue her dream of becoming an artist and an educator. She received her B.A. degree from University of California, Berkeley in 2003 as a double major in Practice of Art and History of Art. She was honored numerous awards as an undergraduate such as residency twice in The Honors Studio, Certificate of Excellence in Painting, and the Eisner Prize in Art - the most distinguished award for all creative arts at UC Berkeley.

Donald Farnsworth

received a BFA from the SF Art Institute in 1974 and an MA from UC Berkeley in 1977. Farnsworth is known internationally as an artist, master printmaker, an authority on the history and manufacture of handmade paper, and more recently as an innovator in digital technology and weaving techniques. As director of Magnolia Editions, Farnsworth has developed techniques which have revived and expanded the possibilities of processes including photogravure and tapestry, innovations which have led to Magnolia publications by artists including Alex Katz, Ed Moses, and Ralph Goings. Since 2005 Farnsworth has worked with Chuck Close to produce works in various experimental media, the most well-known of which are Close's tapestry editions translated from dageurreotype photographs.

Magnolia Editions

(aka Magnolia Tapestry Project and Magnolia Press) is a fine art studio in Oakland, California. For over two decades we have 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, we have also been working since the late 1990s on a set of techniques which put industrial weaving technology in the service of artists. To date, we have woven editions by artists such as Bruce Conner, Chuck Close, Alex Katz, Ed Moses, Leon Golub, and Nancy Spero, among others. 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.