'True Grid' student art on display through Tuesday

Western Today staff

Responding to the process of artist Chuck Close, students in assistant professor Cynthia Camlin’s Art 220 class made grid-based paintings of photos of themselves. Using an un-pixelated image, each student judged an average color for each unit of the grid, applying to the canvas 1,260 different optically mixed colors, on average.

While the paintings technically tackle color mixing problems, they also reflect on perceptual psychology: how information is synthesized, how scale and proximity influence recognition.

The students' finished artwork is on display near the skybridge in Wilson Library through Tuesday, March 15.

Monday, March 14, 2011