Chuck Close Shares His Struggles with Disadvantaged Children as Part of Federally-Funded Program

December 19th, 2012

Chuck Close, Pace Gallery, photo by Kirsten Luce for The New York Times“Everything about my work is driven by my learning disabilities”, said Chuck Close as he gave a private tour of his current exhibition at Pace Gallery to a group of schoolchildren from a poverty-stricken community in Bridgeport, CT. It is part of Turnaround Arts, a federally-funded public-private partnership with a focus on arts using a mentorship program. The artist has faced numerous challenges in his life, from neurological and learning disabilities at a young age, to prosopagnosia (inability to recognize faces), to his paralysis from a spinal artery collapse.Read the article via NYTimes