The 39 works in this exhibition span Chuck Close's career and will feature limited edition prints (including new revolutionary archival watercolor pigment
prints and felt hand stamps, mezzotint, aquatints, etchings, linocuts, screenprints, woodcuts, and paper pulp works), photography (including unique Polaroid prints and daguerreotypes, woodburytypes, and gridded working maquettes), and large-scale Jacquard tapestries.
When the natural objects were removed, it was obvious that the watercolor pigment had floated and settled around them, creating suggestions of texture.
Next, wet the surface of the papers to allow students to apply watercolor pigments in a wet-on-wet technique.
The third step is to take liquid watercolor pigment
and squeeze a few drops of color onto the wet paper, watching the paint "bleed" across the environment.
Students are encouraged to explore visual translations of irregular, organic shapes created by blending puddles and splotches of watercolor pigments
Students can color first, then add water with gentle brush strokes to activate the brilliant watercolor pigments