PRINTS: Process and Collaboration
MAY 12 - SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
Schack Members / Seniors (65+) / Youth (7-18) / Military: $5
Children (6 and under) FREE
Schack Art Center's hours of operation are as follows: Monday through Friday 10am-6pm; Saturday 10am-5pm; and Sunday 12-5pm. Special hours will be observed for Labor Day 12-5pm.
Exhibition-Related Events/Special Hours
Admission Free Days: Everyone receives free admission on Mondays during the exhibit. Admission charged on Labor Day, hours 12-5pm.
About the Exhibit
Nearly 90 large-scale prints and working proofs by artist Chuck Close will be on view at the Schack Art Center in Everett, Washington from May 12 to September 5, 2016. The exhibition, titled Chuck Close Prints: Process, and Collaboration, surveys the artist's groundbreaking innovations in a broad spectrum of printmaking mediums.
Starting with the large-scale mezzotint print Keith (1972), Close's first master print as a professional artist, and ending with recent, monumental watercolor digital prints such as Lorna (2012), the exhibit shows the artist's range of invention in etching, aquatint, lithography, handmade paper, silkscreen, traditional Japanese woodcut, and reduction linocut, among others.
Born in Monroe, Washington in 1940, Close is widely known for creating large-scale portraits in mediums ranging from painting to drawing and photography to printmaking. Always interested in the process required to generate his portraits, Close has consistently turned to printmaking to experiment with visual ideas, resulting in some of his most captivating and accomplished works.
Exhibition curator, Terrie Sultan, worked alongside Close in making a selection of works that illuminates his commitment to artistic process and to his close partnerships with print studios including Magnolia Editions, Crown Point Press, and Two Palms. Collaboration is crucial to the artist's print process, with Close and master printmakers working for up to two years on the completion of a print.
Visitors to the exhibit will have the opportunity to visualize Close's creative and technical processes through the display of progressive proofs, matrices, woodcut blocks, and etching plates that illustrate the steps involved in making a print.
Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration at the Schack Art Center is also the first time Close's work has been exhibited in Snohomish County, Washington, where the artist was born and raised. Close attended Everett High School and Everett Community College (formerly Junior College), where he received an associate of arts degree (1960), before transferring to the University of Washington.
Video of Chuck Close & Terrie Sultan
In this video, curator Terrie Sultan and Chuck Close discuss the exhibit and the re-release of the book "Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration" in May 2014.
Exhibit Credits & Sponsor Information
Local support for Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration at the Schack Art Center comes from The Boeing Company, Klein Honda, the Jon & Mary Shirley Foundation, the TPA Fund of Snohomish County, Washington, the Snohomish County Hotel/Motel Tax Fund, the City of Everett Hotel/Motel Tax Fund, Jeanne Metzger, and Everett Community College.
Chuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration is organized by Terrie Sultan, Director of the Parrish Art Museum, Water Mill, NY, and has been made possible, in part by generous underwriting by the Neuberger Berman Foundation and grants from the Lannan Foundation and the Jon and Mary Shirley Foundation.
Images credits top from left:
Keith/Mezzotint, 1972, Mezzotint, 51" x 42.5", Edition of 10, Crown Point Press, Oakland, California, printer (Kathan Brown, Particia Branstead), Parasol Press, Ltd., New York, publisher, Courtesy of the artist.
Emma, 2000, Oil on Canvas, 72" x 60", Courtesy of the artist
Self-Portrait (Pink T-Shirt), 2013, Archival watercolor pigment print (90 degrees) on Hahnemuhle rag paper, 75 x 60 inches, Edition of 10, Magnolia Editions, Inc., Oakland, California, printer and publisher (Donald Farnsworth, Nicholas Price, Tallulah Terryll), Courtesy of the artist and Pace Editions, Inc., New York.