I’m a little late on this one as there are only 8 days left as of this post, but if you’re near Scottsdale, please go in and have a look at Carrie Marill’s work at the Lisa Sette Gallery. The exhibition is called ‘Hi n Lo’.
The title is a reference to a thought that struck Lisa after a visit to the Museum of Modern art (NY) and a subsequent visit to the American Folk Art Museum, namely: “Why is an Op Art piece considered ‘high’ art and an intricate quilt considered ‘low’?”
“The theme centers around this idea of blending the two worlds. What if Joseph Albers was a quilter or Gee’s Bend quilts turned into Abstract Expressionist paintings?” (Carrie Marill)
A new extra-sized DC Comics special ‘Batman Incorporated: Leviathan Strikes’, written by Grant Morrison with art by Chris Burnham has recently gone on sale (21st December 2011). If you’re wondering what this has got to do with Op Art, it’s that the artist Chris has intensified the story by drawing beautiful and detailed Op Art backgrounds for the action.
When discussing his visual style for the comic, Chris says:
“I think it was more trying to have each scene have its own vibe. The whole issue has that weird circular structure where Batman goes into the same room over and over – or really four different rooms. But I wanted to have each time that he stepped in there have a bit of a different feel to make it easier on the reader and to give myself something interesting to draw… That’s where all the op art and style effects come from.”