Op-art: one of the good aspects of the Sixties

typed for your pleasure on 8 September 2005, at 1.54 pm

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A full-colour insert for this fluttered out of this week’s MetroTimes and onto my lap:


This exhibition encompasses forty years of uncompromising and remarkable innovation, exploring Bridget Riley’s characteristic and distinctive optically vibrant work. Her last exhibition in North America was at the Dia Center, New York, in 2000.

Riley’s work is celebrated for its ability to engage the viewer’s sensations and perceptions, producing visual experiences that are complex and challenging, subtle and arresting. Her paintings employ a simple vocabulary of colors and abstract shapes to generate sensations of movement, light and space. This exhibition traces the development of Riley’s work from the early 1960s to the present day.

It’s taking place over at Cranbrook Art Museum, which is a place I’ve not been to since I was in gradeschool. I’ve definitely gotta check that out..
Bridget Riley herself will also be there on 23 and 24 September. Huh! I didn’t even know she was still alive!

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5 have spoken to “Op-art: one of the good aspects of the Sixties”

  1. Jeff "Wolfgang" Lilly writes:

    Let’s go! I love the Cranbrook art museum!

  2. Davecat writes:

    Sounds like a date! Besides, you know how to get there; I don’t. 🙂

  3. SafeTinspector writes:

    Two things:
    1 – Why bother with full-color when the pictured artwork is black and white?
    2 – I wanna go, too!

  4. Zip Gun writes:

    I would be in for that as well, depending on day and time.

  5. me writes:

    WOW! hadn’t seen this in some time. when i 1st read your post, i really attempted to make it up to mi on the appropriate dates. today is it, as is tomorrow, and i will miss out. too bad! i did email my brother and asked him to go for me, meet the artist, and get an autograph. a bit cheeky but better than a fake signature of j.k. rowling bought on ebay hope that u get to go. tell us all about it. cheers and beers, the b-man

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