A major Julio Le Parc exhibition is currently running at Malba – Fundación Costantini, Avda. Figueroa Alcorta, 3415 Buenos Aires, Argentina. The exhibition opened at the beginning of July and will run until October 6, 2014.
It features a selection of works by Le Parc (born Mendoza, Argentina in 1928) belonging to the Daros Latin America Collection, Zurich. The exhibition focuses primarily on Le Parc’s Kinetic experiments with light that he completed in the 1960s. There are 16 installations on display in 2 halls of the museum.
Polly Merredew is taking part in a new exhibition at Quad in Derby (QUAD, Market Place, Cathedral Quarter, DerbyDE1 3AS). The exhibition is part of a series of 3-D inspired events taking place at Quad. The exhibition runs through to Sunday 23rd February 2014. Entrance is free. The organisers found Polly’s work through this site so I’m kind of pleased about that.
Untitled 120cm x 120cm Acrylic on Canvas Polly Merredew
“X-Y-Z is an exhibition that explores 3D through the work of international artists utilising age-old techniques such as lenticulars, autostereograms, stereograms, holography and anaglyph 3D. Here these classic and nostalgia-inducing methods which offer us the illusion of depth and three-dimensionality are embraced and championed.
Using these techniques the artists play with the notion of perception and sensation, giving us an opportunity to view the world in a unique and playful way. Each artist tackles different concepts within their work, from Thomas Hämén’s series Metadata (stereogram) inspired by the computer generated Magic Eye® autostereograms from the 1990s, to Chloe Humenko’s stunning filmic anaglyphic 3D photographs, evoking memories of classic 3D cinema.
The resulting exhibition takes us on a nostalgic journey through the recent history of 3D technology and how it is being applied creatively to contemporary art practice.”
Las Manos Gallery is currently exhibiting the recent Op Art works of Mark Pease, a painter, printmaker, photographer, and animator. Mark is also a teacher at the University of Southern Illinois. The show is called ‘Climb into Space’ and runs until the end of November 2013.
If you want to find out more about the show, you can do so on the Las Manos Gallery blog, where you can also see some fascinating photos of Mark at work in his studio.
“My work is focused on perception, vision and how we process visual material as we travel through our surrounding urban and suburban environments. I start with a fascination for the architecture of shopping malls, commercial offices, modernist buildings and public transportation. I’m interested in the observation of these places and non-places and other visual experiences as they relate to human daydreaming, artificiality and the recognition of our visual sensitivities. I also draw from a variety of sources for inspiration including Op art, children’s toys and 3D animation. The integration of digital imaging, vector graphics, modeling and animation allow me to reconstruct scenarios regarding these observed spaces. Investigating through several media in projects that are both abstract and representational, I explore the line between dazzling and lackluster, flat and dimensional, object versus image, print versus painting, and mass produced object versus high art object. I’m attempting to create physical experiences in much of what I do; either through optical energies that force the eye to manage contradictory illusions or through the re-focusing of light, shadow and space in a way that the viewer is able to empathise and attach themselves to inanimate objects, architectural elements, and man-made surfaces.”
The Musee d’Ixelles in Brussels, Belgium is currently running a Victor Vasarely tribute exhibition curated by Serge Lemoine featuring works that have been brought together from around Europe. Entrance is €8 for a regular ticket and €5 for concessions. The exhibition runs until 19 January 2014.
“A key figure in kinetic art (or ‘Op Art’ as in optical art), Victor Vasarely attained distinction in twentieth century art history for his prolific abstract geometric pieces. A true master of composition, Vasarely combined, connected, swapped and assembled geometric elements with an accomplished vision, advocating formal minimalism and optical effects.
This hommage invites you to rediscover Vasarely’s rich and radically modern work.”
If anybody out there goes to this and wants to send me a copy of the exhibition poster I’d be really happy..!
The White Room Gallery in Bath is currently running a Bridget Riley limited edition prints exhibition. The exhibition will move to the White Room, Leamington Spa in November. UPDATE: Exhibition now at White Room, Leamington Spa until end of January 2014.
Entrance is free. The exhibition (in Bath) runs until the 31st October.