Austin Museum of Art has a new Chuck Close show opening this weekend. It's called 'A Couple Ways of Doing Things'.
Self portrait of Close and also cover of the exhibition catalog:
In typical Close fashion, the show will feature ultra realistic portraits, in this case of notable contemporary artists such as Cindy Sherman and Andres Serrano. But this time the chosen media is a very old and traditional one, the daguerreotype (which someday I will learn to spell without looking). These same portraits are also done in a variety of media like photogravures, digital pigment prints, and large-scale tapestries- thus the show's title. Finally, each portrait is accompanied by the poetry of Bob Holman.
The exhibition opens tomorrow and runs through November 8th. AMOA charges admission but I can't seem to figure out how much from their website. Looks like you can see the show for free though on Austin Museum Day, September 20.
And because it's Friday, here's a short and cute video of Chuck Close hanging out with Big Bird on Sesame Street. Why not?