The Proof Is in the Process

The Proof Is in the Process

Installation view, Chuck Close Photo Maquettes, Eykyn Maclean. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

Chuck Close employs an atypical process to achieve atypically good results. Of course, that process is due in part to Close’s rare set of circumstances. He is face blind — he has difficulty recognizing people’s faces — in addition to being wheelchair-bound, following a spinal artery collapse in 1988 that left his legs paralyzed.

Self-Portrait II/maquette, 2011, color Polaroid with ink, red-colored dot adhesive, and tape mounted to foamcore, image; 24 x 20 inches, mounted approx.; 38 x 26 inches (irregular), signed, titled, and dated recto in ink, unique. © 2013 Chuck Close, courtesy Pace Gallery

In the recently ended Chuck Close Photo Maquettes at Eykyn Maclean gallery in New York City, viewers could see how Close achieves his unique... keep reading

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