Friday, May 11, 2007

Back to Art

This is what has been occupying most of my time the last few weeks. We have been putting up a Chuck Close exhibition. For those unfamiliar with this artist, he does huge face portraits (some are taller than me). The show we put up concentrates on his printmaking techniques, although there is one painting. He uses a grid and layers of colors and works from a photograph (which he takes). If you are far away from the work or squint your eyes, the grid disappears and it looks more like a photo.

Up close it looks more like these squares of shapes with different colors. Very cool! If you are in the Boise area, stop by. He is a well-known artist, nationally and internationally.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cool. Can you email me a good quality (300 dpi) copy of the bottom photo (close up of the squares)? Thanks.