Chuck Close

Chuck Close
Join us for the first Swiss screening of the film Chuck Close, the third in Art Tours, Etc.’s series of Kunstkino Abend. A short discussion will follow. Drinks, popcorn, and other appetizers will be provided.

Kunstkino Abend is a program that brings to the local public art documentaries previously not screened in Swiss art spaces, and supports independent filmmakers through screening proceeds.
About the film:
CHUCK CLOSE, an astounding portrait of one of the world’s leading contemporary painters, was one of two parting gifts (her second is a film on Louise Bourgeois) from Marion Cajori, a filmmaker who died recently, and before her time. With editing completed by filmmaker Ken Kobland, CHUCK CLOSE limns the life and work of a man who has reinvented portraiture. Close photographs his subjects, blows up the image to gigantic proportions, divides it into a detailed grid and then uses a complex set of colors and patterning to reconstruct each face. The genius of this film is not only to allow the artist to illuminate his methodology (he is wonderfully articulate), but also to feature his friends and colleagues (Brice Marden, Robert Storr, Dorothea Rockburne, Philip Glass, Arne Glimcher, Kiki Smith, Elizabeth Murray, Alex Katz, Kirk Varnedoe, among others) who make important contributions to appreciating Close’s gifts.

We’ll be meeting on Thursday, May 16, 7pm-9pm at Bob Gysin Gallery Cost: 20fr per person includes appetizers and drinks. Members get 20% off.

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To participate, RSVP May 9 to This is an RSVP only event.