Past Exhibitions :: Op Art Revisited: Selections from the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Saturday, April 8, 2006 - Sunday, August 13, 2006
West Gallery

Untitled Tadasky oil on canvas

Tadasky (Kuwayama), Untitled B #125, 1964. Oil on canvas. 32 ½ x 32 ½ (82.55 x 82.55 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York, Gift of Seymour H. Knox Foundation, Inc., 1981

Op Art, also known to as "Optical Art," refers to the work of a growing group of abstract painters in the early 1960s who utilized parallel lines, concentric circles, and electric colors to create works of art that result in visual effects, such as afterimages. Op art's greatest celebrity came in 1965 when the Museum of Modern Art in New York held an exhibition entitled The Responsive Eye. While it quickly faded from the scene, Op Art is today enjoying a resurgence of interest from both artists and the general public. Selected from the world-renowned collection of the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, this exhibition will feature paintings and sculptures by such artists as Josef Albers, Richard Anuskiewicz, Francis Celentano, Bridget Riley, Julian Stanczak, and Victor Vasarely.

This exhibition is organized by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York.


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