Op Art Exhibition News
Posted By Olly / 16th February 2013
The Des Moines Art Center in Iowa is currently hosting a new Op Art and Kinetic Art exhibition – “Vibrations” – featuring 23 paintings drawn from the Center’s permanent collection. On display are works by Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Yaacov Agam, Jesús Rafael Soto, Frank Stella and Marcel Duchamp (amongst others).
The exhibition runs from January 22nd 2013 until May 12th 2013. Vibrations has been organized by Amy N. Worthen, curator of prints and drawings at the center.
Bill Komodore – Circe
Carlos Cruz-Diaz – Couleur Additive
Entrance to the exhibition is free. Hours are:
Monday – closed
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: 11 am — 4 pm
Thursday: 11 am — 9 pm
Saturday: 10 am — 4 pm
Sunday: Noon — 4 pm
Des Moines Art Center,
4700 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50312-2099
The Exhibition Press release is available here
Posted By Olly / 8th February 2013
A fantastic new free-to-enter exhibition – “Into the void” – is being hosted by the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of art within the Oklahoma University Campus, in Oklahoma, USA.
The exhibition is ‘student curated’ (by students from the Oklahoma University School of Art and Art History) and features works from the Fred Jones Junior Museum of Art’s collection. Artists on display include Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely and Richard Anuskiewicz.
Titan C – Victor Vasarely
The exhibition opens to the public on the 9th February 2013 and runs through until the 28th July 2013.
You can find out more about the exhibition here
Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art
555 Elm Avenue
Norman, OK 73019-3003
Tuesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Saturday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Entrance is FREE for everybody.
The exhibition features a great promotional logo design by Laura Fortner.
Into the void – Laura Fortner
Posted By Olly / 6th November 2012
Bridget Riley was recently awarded the Sikkens Prize and in honour of her win the Gemeentemuseum in the Hague, Netherlands is putting on an exhibition of her work.
Riley will create a special mural for the exhibition that will be almost 25m long. In addition to the new work, a further room will house a selection of her early work through to some of her most recent pieces.
Entrance to the Gemeentemuseum is €13.50 and the museum is open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 5pm. The exhibition will run until the 1st June 2013.
GEMEENTEMUSEUM DEN HAAG
2517 HV Den Haag
Posted By Olly / 15th October 2012
Maab Studio d`Arte are currently running an exhibition of the works of first-generation Op Artist Alberto Biasi.
Politipo – Alberto Biasi – 1972 – 60cm x 60cm
The exhibition is comprised of works from his ‘Polytypes’ series. Given that most of the works come from private collections it was no mean feat to collect together the works for the exhibition.
The Polytypes series was started in the 1960s and was a series that Biasi revisited in the 1970s, 1980s, 1990s and 2000s. With each visit, the series changed an became increasingly articulated, but the essential characteristic remains which is the creation of the perception of movement created by the subtle movements of the observer.
Insieme – Alberto Biasi – 1991 – 80x75cm
Alberto Biasi featured recently in shows such as ”Italian Zero & Avangarde ’60s” at the Museum Multimedia Art in Moscow and in Rome at the National Gallery of Modern Art in the exhibition ”Art Kinetic and Programmed by Munari, Biasi, Colombo…”
Un Insieme Geometrico – Alberto Biasi – 2010 – 78x74cm
The exhibition is on from October 13, 2012 to November 16, 2012.
Maab: Riviera San Benedetto 15, 35141 Padova, Italy
Entrance is free. Wednesday to Saturday from 16.30 to 19.30 or by appointment.
You can see some more of Alberto Biasi in the Op Art Gallery
Posted By Olly / 15th October 2012
The Laura Russo Gallery in Portland Oregon, USA is currently running an exhibition by Seattle based ‘first-generation’ Op Artist Francis Celentano.
In the 1960s Francis was the Professor of Painting at the University of Washington and it was there that he began to develop his interest in color theory. This interest in turn led to his Op Art style of painting. Francis was quickly recognised as being an important artist in the Op Art movement and his work was featured in the hugely influential exhibition ‘The Responsive Eye’. More recently, Francis’s work was featured in two major Op Art retrospectives: “Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s” (Columbus Museum of Art, Ohio) and “After Image: Op Art of the 1960s” (Loretta Howard Gallery, New York).
Francis is alive and well today and is still actively painting.
“Seattle artist Francis Celentano’s latest exhibition The Gemini Series presents mesmerizing images that further cement his position in the history of and resurgent interest in Op Art. In this show, Celentano’s acrylic paintings involve the concept of overlapping two identical patterns, and reorienting. He explored the pattern relationships initially using a computer program, and then migrating the designs to his paintings. The series evolves from the intersection of grey and white patterns, to a transformation through a variety of color ranges including blues, greens and reds. As a whole, The Gemini Series of fused patterns generates a dramatic tension in a variety of ways expressed differently by each painting”
Laura Russo Gallery – 805 NW 21st Ave., Portland Oregon, 97209
Tue – Fri 11 – 5:30, Saturday 11 – 5, & by Appointment. Entrance is free.