Optical art at David Richard Gallery – exhibition

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Santa Fe Railyard Arts District-based David Richard Gallery opens “Post Pop: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After”, the first show of a cycle reviewing the seminal MoMA exhibition.

Julian Stanczak, 'Translucent Orange', 1968, acrylic on canvas, 36" X 36".
Julian Stanczak, ‘Translucent Orange’, 1968, acrylic on canvas, 36″ X 36″.

From the article “Optical Art 50 years later at David Richard” published on NewsOK,

“In Op Art, colors could produce a kinetic visual effect or illusion simply by the way in which an artist placed two or more colors in proximity. The same can be done by overlapping geometric forms or varying line thicknesses, as Benkert did with his Untitled work on paper from 1967. Color was not necessarily of immediate concern. Many of the Op Art artists worked in black and white, as Benkert did. Or, like Stanczak does now, they moved back and forth between black and white and color.”

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