Signal Hill has long been a communications point on the Southern California landscape. In an earlier era, Native Americans signaled their brethren with fire and smoke, from Santa Catalina Island to the foothills of the Coastal Range bordering what is now L.A.

Today the signals are electronic, connecting us--at the click of a mouse--to vast, new worldwide networks.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Chuck Close Portraits---A Showing @ Blum & Poe in Culver City

An evening gallery hopping in Culver City with Jeff & Elena Endlich. The highlight was a visit with the "star of the show," Chuck Close, Jeff's uncle, who does these amazing portraits in oils and tapestry.

It's the cells and stitches that fascinate. Up close (pardon the pun), they are squiggles and bits of yarn. Back up and compelling character emerges. You'll see Paul Simon, Laurie Anderson and many self portraits of Close himself, among others.

Click here if you want to read a bit more about Chuck Close and his technique.


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