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Bridget Riley Recommended Image Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: Nov. 11-March 15 2015

When op art attained a faddish popularity in the mid-1960s, its leading figure was Bridget Riley (b. 1931). The British painter's early canvases, featuring fields of dynamic black-and-white patterns, were the purest expressions of the movement's mind-bending aesthetic. And yet Riley has always been uncomfortable with the label's application to her work. "It was one that was imposed on me, one I dislike very much," she has said, "because it implies an emphasis on visual tricks rather than actual perceptual experience." Continue reading >>

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