True Grid: Student Art Exhibit

Posted on: Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 10:11am

On display in the Wilson Library Skybridge
Gallery March 3 - 15.

Responding to the process of artist Chuck Close, students in Cynthia Camlin’s  Art 220 class made grid-based paintings of their own image.  Using an un-pixelated image, each student judged an average color for each unit of the grid, applying to the canvas on average 1,260 different optically mixed colors.  While the paintings technically tackle color mixing problems, they also reflect on perceptual psychology:  how information is synthesized, how scale and proximity influence recognition.