PaceWildenstein presents Chuck Close: Recent Paintings in its Chelsea gallery at 534 West 25th Street, New York. The exhibition will be on view from May 10 through June 18, 2005.
Nine large-scale, oil-on-canvas paintings from 2002-2005 will be on exhibit, including portraits of the artists Lynda Benglis, Inka Essenhigh, and Andres Serrano; choreographer Merce Cunningham; Close?s family friend, Herb Kramer; and three self-portraits rendered in both black and white and color. A full-color catalogue with a text by Robert Rosenblum will accompany this exhibition.
In his essay Facts and Fictions, Rosenblum discusses Close within the broader context of art history but concludes that, ?Close, for all his ties to the past, has created a new human species, an almost science-fiction hybrid of our old-fashioned recognition of unique human physiognomies and our new languages of mechanical reproduction.?
Added by higa on May 25, 2005