823 Congress Ave
Austin, Texas 78701

Friday, August 21, 6-9 pm
Be the first to see the show and then enjoy complimentary light bites, cocktails and live music. Not a member?
Don’t worry! Join online now at amoa.org or at the door that evening!

A Couple Ways of Doing Something evolved from the extraordinary daguerreotype portraits created by Chuck Close. The exhibition features fifteen of Close's delicately intimate daguerreotypes (including striking enlargements) of leading contemporary artists, paired with Bob Holman's witty and beautifully typeset poems. As individual portraits, each daguerreotype offers an intimate and immensely revealing study of the subject, extending the hyperrealist tradition of portraiture for which Close is renowned. In keeping with the exhibition title, Chuck Close, as curator, has included examples of his other works taken from each daguerreotype in a variety of media, including photogravures and large-scale tapestries. The collected work becomes a transfixing group portrait of Close's influential and highly creative circle of friends and colleagues—from Andres Serrano to Cindy Sherman—as well as an exploration of challenging photographic mediums.
Aperture, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to photography and the visual arts, has organized this exhibition and the accompanying publications.

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Added by salvo cheque on July 24, 2009

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