Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration
Portraits from one of America’s best-loved visual artists are coming to Sydney this summer, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.
It features around 200 works from local and international collections, spanning from the photorealistic 1970 ‘Bob’ painting from the National Gallery of Australia’s collection, to a 2014 Japanese-style woodcut self-portrait.
Chuck Close is noted for his highly inventive techniques used to paint the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. He is also an accomplished printmaker and photographer whose work has been the subject of more than 200 solo exhibitions in more than 20 countries.
This exhibition comprehensively surveys Close’s long involvement with the varied forms and processes of printmaking. It shows the artist’s range of invention in etching, aquatint, lithography, handmade paper, direct gravure, silkscreen, traditional Japanese woodcut, and reduction linocut, among others and features images ranging from early mezzotints to monumental later works as well as water colour pigment prints and a new series of Jacquard tapestries.
The MCA exhibition Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration is the largest exhibition of Close’s work ever presented in the southern hemisphere and is exclusive to Sydney.
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