Works Well With Others

Chuck Close shows the faces of printmaking

For an artist who has worked on solo projects most of his career, collaboration with another artist (or technician) may be one of the most difficult things to master. (Picture this: Cage match. Ego versus ego.) Apparently, little is beyond the realm of mastery for Chuck Close, an artist who can list painting, photography, drawing, etching, aquatinting and silkscreen as talents, right along with traditional Japanese woodcutting, lithography and more. For all of his printmaking talents, Close also had to master the partnership of working with a master printer. According to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, such work would require the "unique artistic language of printmaking, a process that requires a special degree of trust and cooperation between artist and technician." Impressive. We applaud Close simply for being an artist that can list "trust" and "cooperation" among his traits. Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration, featuring 100 works in a variety of printmaking forms from a 30-year period, is on view Sunday through June 25 at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Saturdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays. General admission (including special exhibition) is $4 to $8. Call 817-738-9215 or visit themodern.org.
April 5-June 25

 
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