An Artist Dialogue - Lyle Ashton Harris and Chuck Close
Tonight: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 6 p.m.
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Margaret Liebman Berger Forum
First come, first served
FREE - Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Widely known for his self-portraiture and explorations of identity in his photographs, videos, and performances, artist Lyle Ashton Harris has spent the last decade creating a monumental series of sepia-toned portraits with the large-format Polaroid camera. These 200 portraits of family, friends, cultural figures, celebrities, and fellow artists blur conventional roles, identities, and racial categories in subtle plays of light and shadow. Marking the publication of Excessive Exposure, a major new book from Gregory R. Miller & Co. which collects the complete series of "Chocolate Portraits," acclaimed artist Chuck Close, one of today’s most original creators of portraits in both painting and photography, joins Harris in a conversation on topics ranging from portraiture and photography in the context of the contemporary art world to aspects of their own art-making practices.