The First Art Newspaper on the Net Established in 1996 United States Thursday, August 21, 2014


Unique exhibition of photo maquettes by Chuck Close on view at Eykyn Maclean
Eric/maquette, 1990, color Polaroid with ink, paint and tape mounted to foamcore, image; 24 x 20 inches mounted; 32 3/8 x 23 inches, signed, titled, and dated recto in ink, unique.
NEW YORK, NY.- Eykyn Maclean presents a unique exhibition of photo maquettes by Chuck Close. Spanning the artist’s career to date, this is the first exhibition to focus solely on his maquettes and their relationship to his large-scale painted portraits. As curator Kristy Bryce notes “this show will allow a deeper understanding of the technical process behind Close’s work while also opening an important line of enquiry into the relationship between the distinct practices of painting and photography.”

The photographs are overlaid with a grid and translated, cell by cell, into the final painted portrait by hand. This painstaking process emphasizes the distinctly analogue nature of the finished product and focuses attention on the complex relationship between photography and painting, between the mechanical and the hand-made.

Chuck Close Photo Maquettes includes images of many close friends and fellow artists, including the composer Philip Glass, artist Elizabeth Murray, and the art collector and philanthropist Agnes Gund. Self-portraiture has always been an important area of exploration in Close’s work, and this exhibition brings together eleven self-portraits from as early as 1975 to more recent examples from 2011.

That is the great thing about the maquettes. You see the decisions that I made, where those lines fall … And if someone were going to take a lot of time analyzing them I think they would find that there’s a method in the madness.” --Chuck Close, 2013

A fully illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition, with a new essay by art historian and artist Jonathan Weinberg.

Eykyn Maclean is a private art gallery with locations in New York and London, specializing in museum caliber work by key Impressionist and 20th century European and American artists. Christopher Eykyn and Nicholas Maclean established Eykyn Maclean in New York in 2006, launching their exhibition program in 2010 with the critically acclaimed show In Giacometti’s Studio – An Intimate Portrait, which was followed by Matisse and the Model (2011). Eykyn Maclean opened their London gallery in Mayfair in February 2012 with Cy Twombly: Works from the Sonnabend Collection. Other exhibitions include Interviews with Artists (London, 2012) and Andy Warhol Flowers (New York, 2012).





Today's News

April 22, 2013

First comprehensive museum retrospective of works by Urs Fischer opens at MOCA

Never before seen photographic portraits by Mario Testino on view at his cultural institute in Lima

Into darkness: The art of troop life in Afghanistan with Archibald portrait prize winner

Kunsthalle Marcel Duchamp: One hundred years of contemporary art in half a cubic meter

The Ross Art Group: New York City art gallery to host Coney Island 'Sideshow' exhibit May 2-25

Solo exhibition of new resin sculptures and drawings by Peter Alexander opens at Quint Contemporary Art

Exhibition of new work by Martin Boyce opens at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery

Unique exhibition of photo maquettes by Chuck Close on view at Eykyn Maclean

Diamonds sparkle at Bonhams New York: Fine Jewelry Sales total over $5.3 million

Alan Gussow: Interrupted Spring" opens at Driscoll Babcock Galleries in New York

First U.S. presentation of The Museum of Non Participation exhibition by artists Karen Mirza and Brad Butler

"Xul Solar and Jorge Luis Borges: The Art of Friendship" at Americas Society in New York

Chrysler Museum roadshow takes the art into the air with Rafael Lozano-Hemmer's "Airborne"

Bells toll for Warsaw ghetto uprising 70 years on

Will.I.Am records Mona Lisa song in Paris's Louvre

Absence, disappearance and loss of memory in the work of twelve Iranian artists

Rebecca Warren's 'The Living' opens at Kunstverein Munich

Judy Chicago contributor exhibits in New York's first non-art fair

Most Popular Last Seven Days



1.- Mystery over massive Alexander the Great-era tomb unearthed in northern Greece

2.- An ancient money box containing a large rare hoard of coins found in Israel

3.- Robin Williams' portrait installed today at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington

4.- The Baltimore Museum of Art announces three new contemporary exhibitions in fall

5.- New Aspen Art Museum designed by architect Shigeru Ban opens to the public

6.- New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art launches 82nd & Fifth app in 12 languages

7.- MoMA online-only publication features new research on Pablo Picasso and Cubism

8.- Volunteers needed for massive Smithsonian digitization project

9.- Tate Britain welcomes home John Everett Millais's Ophelia and Rossetti’s The Beloved

10.- Bogart estate: Hollywood golden age icon Lauren Bacall dead at 89 in New York



Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .

 

Founder:
Ignacio Villarreal
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal - Consultant: Ignacio Villarreal Jr.
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Rmz. - Marketing: Carla Gutiérrez
Special Contributor: Liz Gangemi - Special Advisor: Carlos Amador
Contributing Editor: Carolina Farias

Royalville Communications, Inc
produces:

ignaciovillarreal.org theavemaria.org juncodelavega.org facundocabral-elfinal.org
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
Hommage
to a Mexican poet.
Hommage
       

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site