NSU Art Museum of Ft. Lauderdale
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Chuck Close Photographs, on view from March 20 through October 2, 2016 features 86 images from 1964 to the present and illustrates the full range of the artist’s exploration of photography—from early black and white maquettes, to monumental composite Polaroids, to intimately scaled daguerreotypes and recent Polaroid nudes. The exhibition examines how Close, one of the most important figures in contemporary art, has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches and provides an in-depth look at photography as the foundation of his creative process. [...]
While most widely known as a painter, throughout his career Close has been deeply engaged in both photography and fine art printmaking, and these artistic approaches have informed and inspired him. Sultan notes, “The photographic origin of each Close painting is well known; however, Close’s exploration of the medium itself extends far beyond the use of photographs as a programmatic tool,. Whether he uses a photographic image as source material or as an end in and of itself, everything he creates begins with a photograph.”
See museum website for more information about the exhibition.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website