Face Value

Artists’ Portraits by Alphonse van Woerkom

October 6 - November 26, 2017

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A master of the medium, Van Woerkom uses a  variety of  drawing techniques to create a likeness that is realistic yet full of evocative and provocative marks.

Alphonse van Woerkom is an artist fascinated with other artists. As a life-long draftsman, his natural response is to draw portraits of them. He invites friends and colleagues to sit for him and using his numerous smaller sketches, works up a wall-sized drawing. A master of the medium, Van Woerkom uses a wide variety of drawing techniques. The result is a likeness that is realistic yet full of evocative and provocative marks. The visitor will see up close the artist’s methods and how they come together to form powerful images.

Learn more about the exhibition with our multimedia tour featuring in-depth discussions with experts from both inside and outside the art world.

MULTIMEDIA TAP TOUR

From the Exhibition

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William T. Williams back

Alphonse van Woerkom

William T. Williams back

Alphonse van Woerkom

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William T. Williams front

Alphonse van Woerkom

William T. Williams front

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Sam Gilliam

Alphonse van Woerkom

Sam Gilliam

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Molissa Fenley

Alphonse van Woerkom

Molissa Fenley

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Kiki Smith

Alphonse van Woerkom

Kiki Smith

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Ida Appelbroog eyes open

Alphonse van Woerkom

Ida Appelbroog eyes open

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Ida Appelbroog eyes closed

Alphonse van Woerkom

Ida Appelbroog eyes closed

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Pat Steir

Alphonse van Woerkom

Pat Steir

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Fred Wilson

Alphonse van Woerkom

Fred Wilson

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Elizabeth Catlett

Alphonse van Woerkom

Elizabeth Catlett

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Chuck Close

Alphonse van Woerkom

Chuck Close

Alphonse van Woerkom

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Face Value: An Interview with Alphonse van Woerkom

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Portrait artist Alphonse van Woerkom talks about what inspires his work and the process of creating portraits of some of New York's most well-known artists. 

Filmed in Manhattan at the Sragow Gallery in October 2017.

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ArtBreak: Psychology of the Creative Mind with Dr. Robin Rosenthal

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Dr. Robin Rosenthal, professor of psychology at Columbia College, dives into the science of the creative mind in this ArtBreak. ArtBreak is a program that looks at art through a different lens. Each session features a speaker who gives insight into their worldview by sharing their interpretation of works of art at the CMA.

Recorded November 14, 2017.

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