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press release

For more than 30 years, Chuck Close-renowned as one of America's foremost artists in any medium-has explored the art of printmaking in his continuing investigation into the principles of perception and representation. This exhibition provides a comprehensive survey of the full extent of Close's long involvement with the varied forms and processes of printmaking. Featuring images from the intimately scaled mezzotint, Keith, 1972, to the monumental later works such as Alex/Reduction Block, 1993. this exhibition shows the range of the artist's invention in etching, aquatint, lithography, handmade paper, direct gravure, silkscreen, traditional Japanese woodcut, and reduction linocut, among others. The exhibition provides viewers with an in-depth perspective on the different technical and creative processes involved in realizing these complex and varied images.

Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, was organized by Blaffer Gallery, the Art Museum of the University of Houston. The exhibition and publication have been generously underwritten by the Neuberger Berman Foundation. The exhibition was made possible, in part, by a major grant from Jon and Mary Shirley, and by generous grants from The Eleanor and Frank Freed Foundation and Houston Endowment Inc. Pressetext

Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration