The Optical Conscious: Bridget Riley's Op Art from an Historical Perspective

Image Credit: Frances Follin

The Holburne Museum, Great Pulteney Street, Bath BA2 4DB

01225 388569
enquiries@holburne.org
www.holburne.org

Thursday 16 November 2017
7pm - 8pm
Opening Hours: 10am to 5pm (11am to 5pm Sunday and Bank holidays). Closed 24 to 26 December and 1 January)
Admission Fee: £10
Booking essential
http://www.holburne.org/events/the-optical-conscious-bridget-rileys-op-art/?instance_id=11092

In the 1960s Bridget Riley was recognised as producing some of the most varied, serious and interesting Op Art paintings. Yet her work also attracted negative reactions. Join Frances Follin, co-curator of Seurat to Riley: The Art of Perception as she explores why Riley’s work aroused such controversy amidst a backdrop of the Cold War, when artists and ordinary people were increasingly engaged in political life. There will be an opportunity to purchase a signed copy of the exhibition catalogue after the lecture.

Frances Follin is an editor, writer and curator. She researched Bridget Riley’s work for her doctoral thesis at Birkbeck College, University of London, published by Thames and Hudson as Embodied Visions: Bridget Riley, Op Art and the Sixties (2004). Frances has written for exhibition catalogues, Burlington Magazine, The Art Book and Cassone. Her article on US artist Sue Fuller is due to appear on the Tate website later this year.

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