Chuck Close self-portrait

A Couple Ways of Doing Something, featuring poems by Bob Holman and photographs by Chuck Close, is on display through June 26 at the Arkansas Arts Center, Ninth and Commerce streets, Little Rock.

Admission is free.

Painter, printmaker and photographer Chuck Close is internationally renowned for his photorealist work. Since the 1960s, Close has radically transformed contemporary portraiture and was one of the first artists to use photography as a basis for his portrait paintings.

The exhibition features daguerreotypes, digital prints, photogravures and large-scale Jacquard tapestries that expose the depth and complexity of the human face. Digital prints are paired with New York poet Bob Holman’s typeset poems. 

A Couple of Ways: Artists and Poets, a talk by Holman, will take place at 6:30 p.m. June 16 in the AAC lecture hall. He will discuss his collaboration with Close on the exhibition and will read some of his work. Tickets are $5 (free for Arts Center members).

For more information or to make reservations for the lecture call (501) 372-4000.