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The Life and Art of Chuck Close with Christian Conrad

Chuck Close (1940- ) and others:
This August, Saturdays at LHUCA will focus on modern interpretations of the human figure, beginning with a look at the close-up paintings of Chuck Close. An artist typically associated with photo-realism, Close developed a system to translate photos into large scale paintings. At this larger size, the art reveals an overly detailed view of the face as the composition.  Following a tragic accident in 1988, Close began to change his method, creating images that were abstract in nature but continuing to use the face as a departure point. This lecture will also examine other artists, such as Gerhard Richter, who also use realism in association with the figure.

Saturday Lectures at LHUCA is an informal conversation over the life and work of contemporary artists. It’s a stress-free opportunity to examine the art and ideas that underlie much of the modern art world. Attendees are encouraged to ask questions and join the conversation.

This event is free to the public.

Join us for coffee and donuts!

Brought to you by LHUCA and The CH Foundation

Earlier Event: August 19
Tai Chi in the Gallery
Later Event: August 19
Contra Dance at the LHUCA Icehouse