© Chuck Close
© Chuck Close

“Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration” at MCA

A comprehensive survey of Chuck Close’s prints will be on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia November 20, 2014—March 15, 2015.

The show features many prints made during the artist’s nearly 40-year history with Pace Editions. Chuck Close is internationally-renowned for his inventive methods of depicting the human face, and has produced many iconic portraits of artists, celebrities and other well-known public figures, some of which will be on view at Pace Prints 57th Street in the exhibition, Chuck Close: Portraits of Artists.

Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration surveys Close’s long involvement with the varied forms and processes of printmaking. It shows the artist’s range of invention in etching, aquatint, lithography, handmade paper, direct gravure, silkscreen, traditional Japanese woodcut, and reduction linocut, among others. The exhibition features images ranging from early mezzotints to monumental later works as well as water color pigment prints and a new series of Jacquard tapestries.

The MCA exhibition Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration is the largest exhibition of Close’s work ever presented in the southern hemisphere and is exclusive to Sydney.