"Chuck Close Photographs" opens on May 10 and continues through July 26 at the Parrish Art Museum.
This comprehensive survey explores how Chuck Close—perhaps one of the most important figures in contemporary art—has stretched the boundaries of photographic means, methods, and approaches. The photographic origin of each Close painting is well known; however, Close’s exploration of the medium extends far beyond the use of photographs as a programmatic tool. For the first time in his extensive exhibition history, this project delves into the full range of his photographic works, presenting some 90 images spanning 1964 to the present, ranging from straightforward black and white portraits to monumentally scaled, composite Polaroids to the intimately scaled daguerreotypes.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by Prestel, authored by co-curators Colin Westerbeck and Terrie Sultan.
The Parrish Art Museum is located at 279 Montauk Highway Water Mill, NY 11976. www.parrishart.org.