Corcoran Gallery of Art Extends Chuck Close Exhibit

The Corcoran Gallery of Art has extended its most recent exhibition on American photorealist, Chuck Close.  Instead of closing last weekend, the exhibit is now running through September 29th.   I would strongly recommend going to see this collection of work which spans from 200+-color silk screens to a revolutionary new technique involving extremely detailed “matrices” in which Close’s team layers different color paper pulp to create a large scale reproduction of other images (photos, drawings, etc.).  Especially interesting was the 8-

Some of Close's work. From Wikipedia.

Some of Close's work. From Wikipedia.

minute long time-lapsed video shown at the end of the exhibit chronicling several hours of work done by the team of artists.  Viewing the video makes you appreciate the thought, time and genius that goes into one of his pieces.  Tickets are $10 ($8 for students) and if you go now you can see multimedia artist Spencer Finch’s new exhibit on the subject of clouds as well.

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