Access Series On Disability and Art: Feature by Feature

Chuck Close,
Prosopagnosia and Pixels

Lecture by Amanda Cachia
with Rosemarie Garland-Thomson
and Anthony Tusler

de Young Museum — Koret Auditorium
Saturday, October 13
10:30 a.m., reception following

In conjunction with the exhibition Chuck Close and Crown Point Press: Prints and Processes, this talk highlights how the disabilities of Chuck Close (b. 1940) have given his work a unique edge. Since the 1960s Close has created highly detailed, “pixelated” portraits as a means to better recognize and remember faces. Disability manifests itself in his practice to the benefit of both the artist and the viewer, and provides a lens to learn about an alternative perception of the world.

This event is free of charge. To ensure availability, please make requests for accommodations before October 1.

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