Chuck Close at the Henry Art Gallery

This exhibition features Chuck Close’s photographic work. Chuck Close is renowned for his highly inventive techniques of painting the human face, and is best known for his large-scale, photo-based portrait paintings. He has mostly photographed friends and relatives but you can also see some nudes, flowers, and celebrities. But what I found more interesting is how he has used photographs as tools or first step to create paintings, prints, and also tapestry. This exhibitions also shows how photography has always played a fundamental role in his art.
If you like Chuck Close’s artwork, you may also have heard that in NEW YORK, the new Second Avenue Subway Line (an extension of the Q line on Upper West Side) has opened on New Year’s day and 12 works of Chuck Close adorn the brand new 86th Street station’s walls.
If you are interested, here are two New York Times Articles on this subject: Art Underground: A First Look at the Second Avenue Subway  and Second Avenue Subway opening 
Through April 02, 2017

— Henry Art Gallery  

University of Washington
4100 15th Ave NE
Seattle, WA 98195
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Command-Shift-4 by Pae White

Last days for a great installation at Henry Art Gallery, through Jan 24.
Don’t miss Pae White‘s Command-Shift-4
Depending on where you stand, your perception of what you can see changes.
A colorful installation with painted graphics and strings of yarns attached between walls, the ceiling, and the floor, that appear to form shapes, words, and letters when you move around.
Be careful not to bump into the yarn…
— Henry Art Gallery, 15th Ave NE and NE 41st St – Open Wed – Sun