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Chuck Close print show planned for MCA, New South Wales

Chuck Close print show planned for MCA, New South Wales
27 Aug 2014

Later this year, artist Chuck Close will be the subject of an exhibition on show at The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia (MCA), in New South Wales.

Chuck Close: Prints, Process and Collaboration, will begin at the gallery on November 20th, and can be seen there up until March 15th next year.

There will be more than 200 pieces on show - it's being billed as the biggest display of the artist's work to go on display in the southern hemisphere to date.

The experience spans the whole span of the creator's printmaking art. The first piece in the display is 1972's Keith, which is the first masterprint he made while a professional artist.

To date, Close's art has gone on show in over 200 one-man exhibitions which have graced over 20 nations.

His printmaking uses a range of different techniques, among them Japanese woodcut and silkscreen.

Photography and painting are also among his artistic skills, although these are not the focus of the New South Wales show.

New York's Parrish Art Museum has helped to organise the presentation with The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia.

Glenn Barkley, consulting curator, and Terrie Sultan, exhibition curator, have worked on the show, which is part of the Sydney International Arts Series.

Currently on show at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia, until October 26th, is the show Annette Messager: Motion/ Emotion, which is the first time that Australia has hosted a retrospective exhibition about the artist.

"We are lucky to have such a phenomenal artist like Annette showcased at the MCA, and we hope that Sydney audiences revel in this woman’s 40-plus years of practice,"  Elizabeth Ann Macgregor, the museum's director, has said.ADNFCR-408-ID-801744899-ADNFCR

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