Posts Tagged ‘Chuck Close’

“Recent Editions” at Adamson Gallery, Reviewed

Upon entering “Recent Editions” at Adamson Gallery, I was told that there is no overarching theme to the exhibit. That seems to be accurate—it’s a collection of recent works by Adamson favorites—but individually, the works by Marc Babej, Chuck Close, Robert Longo, and Gary Simmons each have something to recommend them, even if the works [...]

Reviewed: Chuck Close, “New Work” at Adamson Gallery

There's not much new to discuss when it comes to Chuck Close's subjects. Mark continues to be Mark. Lucas continues to be Lucas. After 40 years, the portraits of Close's friends and family are no longer strangers to us. We're all old friends, and we know them by their first names.
Never mind most of them [...]

Openings: Chuck Close and “The Civil War and American Art”

What's new this weekend in local arts.
Get out and absorb a little art before the countdown to Thanksgiving face-cramming begins. A couple of must-see shows are opening this weekend.
Today at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, an exhibit opens that shows how famous American artists of the time period represented the Civil War and its aftermath. [...]

“We Changed the Conversation”: Philip Glass Interviewed, Part the Second

PREVIOUSLY! On ARTS DESK!
Prolific avant-garde composer Philip Glass will be dropping by the Corcoran Gallery of Art this evening at 6:30 to discuss his life, career, and four-decade friendship with Chuck Close, a tie in with the traveling exhibition Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, which closes Sept. 26. In this, the second part [...]

“Everyone He Photographed That Day Became Famous”: Philip Glass Talks About His Friend Chuck Close

Philip Glass has spent the last four decades as one of the most versatile, prolific, and adventurous composers in the world. His body of work includes more than 20 operas (Einstein on the Beach and The Voyage among them), and film scores ranging from The Hours to the Qatsi trilogy (unimaginable without his music) to [...]

Freestylin’ D.C.: Weekend Edition

For the Thursday editions of Freestylin' D.C., I'll highlight the best low-cost and free events in D.C. from tonight 'til Sunday.
Thursday
Head over to Columbia Heights for final Movie Nights in the Heights event of the season . Catch Shrek at 8:30 p.m. and DJ Gavin Holland at 8 p.m. for free in the [...]

For Young Musicians, Shows May not Pay, but Soundtracking That Chuck Close Promo Will

At Aaron Thompson's level, there's not too much money to be made in making music—the D.C. ambient folkie knows this, and sees his career as in an embryonic stage. But he's taking a forked approached to getting his songs out there. You won't just hear his music on his recent Sockets Records EP or on [...]

The Corporation of Chuck: An Interview with Curator Terrie Sultan

Terrie Sultan is the organizing curator of the Corcoran's current exhibit "Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration," and author of the eponymous catalog. Currently a director of the Parish Art Museum on Eastern Long Island, Sultan originally organized the exhibition while she was director of the Blaffer Gallery, the art museum of the University of [...]

The Corporation of Chuck: An Interview with Chuck Close

Since 1967, Chuck Close has been painting the portraits of his family, friends, and fellow artists; some of the work measures nearly 10 feet tall. Before 2003, some might have overlooked the fact that Chuck Close is also a printmaker. Typically when painters make a print, their aim is to reproduce the painting. Due to [...]

Reviewed: More Photographs Than Bricks at George Washington University

Chuck Close's "Kara"
Using a mix of internationally known artists (including Chuck Close and Edward Burtynsky) and D.C.-area figures (Amy Lamb and Bruce McKaig), George Washington University’s Luther W. Brady Art Gallery attempts to explore the boundaries of painting and photography–a worthwhile pursuit, even if it’s not exactly a new one. Not all of the exhibit’s [...]

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