An excellent overview of the Chuck Close show at the Austin Museum of Art, from the Austin Center of Photography:
Collectively, A Couple of Ways of Doing Something is a challenging exploration of photographic techniques and processes that transcends any one medium. With the counterpoint of Holman’s engaging poetry... the exhibition becomes a transfixing group portrait that explores the idea of the “art circle” and its importance to an artist’s work and life. read more...
Additional programming related to the show:
Film: Portrait of Close’s Creative Circle
Thursday, September 10, 7 pm
In her film Chuck Close, director Marion Cajori examines the appeal of the human face by interviewing the artist and his circle of creative friends, including Philip Glass, Robert Rauschenberg, and Kiki Smith. Film introduction by Austin photographer George Krause.
Poetry Reading by Dean Young
Thursday, October 1, 7 pm
Poet Dean Young reads his new and published work. Largely influenced by the New York School of poets, Young combines aspects of experimentation and surrealism. His Elegy on Toy Piano (2005) was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry.
Slide Lecture: Realism of Low Resolution
Thursday, November 5, 7 pm
Art historian Richard Shiff will put the portraits of Chuck Close in context with the slide lecture Realism of Low Resolution: Chuck Close (and Others).
Every Saturday, 2 pm