Chuck Close: A Couple of Ways of Doing Something


The companion exhibition to A Couple of Ways of Doing Something, produced by Beyer Projects in 2006, was organized by Aperture and opens next at the Tarble Art Center on October 26th, 2013.
"As reflected in the title, A Couple of Ways of Doing Something is made up of portraits of some of Chuck Close's artist friends, represented in different media with photographs by Close — daguerreotypes, tapestries, pigment prints, and photogravures — and with lyrical praise poems by Bob Holman.  Lyle Rexer observed that Close regularly exhibits work in different media together so that viewers can experience the radical differences inherent among them and the various ways of seeing they engender. Says Close, "People think that if you have a photographic image, there is pretty much only one thing you can do with it, that because of its iconography, it is fixed. But changing the medium, the method of mark-making, and the scale transforms the experience of that image into something new.” (Source: Tarble Art Center)