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Now on display in Wilson Library until March 17!
An Exhibition of Paintings by Students in ART 220
Responding to the process of artist Chuck Close, students made grid-based paintings of their own image. Working with an unaltered photograph that was not pixilated, students sought an average color for each grid-unit of the photograph, mixing and applying that average color to each unit of the canvas.
While the paintings technically tackle optical color mixing problems, they also reflect on perceptual psychology: how information is synthesized, how scale and proximity influence recognition.
Take a moment to stop into the Wilson side of the library to experience the exhibit for yourself.