Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close September 28, 2013 - January 26, 2014
This exhibition is on view in the main Love, Newman/Wild Galleries through January 5; the portion on view in the Lecture Gallery continues through January 26, 2014.
With a body of work composed almost entirely of portraits, Chuck Close has been investigating the mechanics of vision for more than four decades. The fluidity of his approach, and the intensity of his engagement with each of his print forays makes Close an exemplary figure of the post-war New York art world.
Methodical in his working methods and painstaking in his attention to detail, Chuck Close proclaims invention and pictorial exuberance as his highest goals. Each of Close’s prints is an adventure in problem-solving; working from the particularities of each print medium, he gives his imagination free rein to reconceive their aesthetic possibilities.
Organized with the participation of the artist himself and supplemented with loans from local collectors and Bruce Museum supporters, Closer: The Graphic Art of Chuck Close will present the finest and most intriguing examples of this great modern master’s oeuvre.
Come away with a deeper appreciation of the wide-ranging scope of Close’s printed production.