A new Michael James Kidner RA (1917-2009) – one of the original pioneers of Op art in the mid 1960s – exhibition has opened at the Flowers Gallery in London (Flowers, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP, +44 (0)20 7920 7777). The exhibition runs from the 12th September 2012 to 20th October 2012. Entrance to the exhibition is free and we would strongly recommend that you go to see this one if you are in London over this period.
“Dreams of the World Order, Early Paintings explores four areas of Michael Kidner’s painting practice: After Image, Stripe, Moiré and Wave. Works are predominantly from the 1960’s and are prime examples of Kidner’s progressive experiments with optical effects and rational procedures, inspired by his preoccupation with how space, pattern, and form function. A year after his death in 2009, a roll of paintings was discovered at his Hampstead Hill Gardens studio. This exhibition provides a unique opportunity to view these iconic works, (some of which have not been displayed since they were created,) alongside others from the same period.”
Michael Kidner @ Flowers Gallery, London by Olly