Sunday, July 05, 2009


Nevada Museum of Art
160 West Liberty
Reno, Nevada

Faces: Chuck Close and Contemporary Portraiture
through October 18

"A leading figure in contemporary American art since the 1970s, Chuck Close is celebrated for his successful efforts to reinvigorate the field of modern portraiture. Best known for the monumental faces he has painted, photographed, and most recently woven into tapestries, Close has developed a formal methodology based on color and structural analysis that radically departs from traditional modes of portraiture. Featured alongside works by Close will be a selection of portraits by some of the twentieth and twenty-first century’s leading artists including Cindy Sherman, Shirin Neshat, Gerhard Richter, and Andy Warhol. These artists are noted for the innovative ways they approach issues of identity, autobiography, and narrative in their works."

[text and graphic from museum website.]

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