Blue Sky Oregon Center for Photographic Arts
122 NW 8th Ave.
Through November 3, 2013
Continuing his lifelong exploration of experimental portraiture, artist Chuck Close’s Tapestries series features the faces of internationally renowned artists woven into these mural-sized textiles. To create them, several of Close’s iconic black-and-white daguerreotypes were digitally scanned to capture and magnify the dense, detailed layers of silver particles in each of the photographic plates. The resulting digital “weave files” became blueprints for these imposing textiles that were expertly woven by Magnolia Editions on electronic Jacquard looms.