“Op Infinitum: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After” @ David Richard Gallery – exhibition

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The exhibition “Op Infinitum: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After” opens at David Richard Gallery in Santa Fe, NM, from May 26 to July 6, 2015.

Charles Hinman, 'Docking In Space', 1970, Shaped canvas, 28.75 x 56.5 x 5 in (74 x 144 x 13 cm).

Charles Hinman, ‘Docking In Space’, 1970, Shaped canvas, 28.75 x 56.5 x 5 in (74 x 144 x 13 cm).

Thomas Downing, 'Kissii', 1972, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 in (127 x 127 cm).

Thomas Downing, ‘Kissii’, 1972, Acrylic on canvas, 50 x 50 in (127 x 127 cm).

Rakuko Naito, 'RN1468-64', 1964, Acrylic and metallic acrylic on linen, 68 x 68 in (173 x 172 cm).

Rakuko Naito, ‘RN1468-64’, 1964, Acrylic and metallic acrylic on linen, 68 x 68 in (173 x 172 cm).

Francis Hewitt, 'Pursed', 1964, Acrylic on canvas on masonite, 24 x 24 in (61 x 60 cm).

Francis Hewitt, ‘Pursed’, 1964, Acrylic on canvas on masonite, 24 x 24 in (61 x 60 cm).

Peter Stroud, 'Green Circumvert with Yellow Green', 1963, Emulsion on wood, 60 x 60 in (152 x 152 cm).

Peter Stroud, ‘Green Circumvert with Yellow Green’, 1963, Emulsion on wood, 60 x 60 in (152 x 152 cm).

Francis Celentano, 'Poniard Series', 1965, Acrylic on masonite, 34 x 42 in (86 x 106 cm).

Francis Celentano, ‘Poniard Series’, 1965, Acrylic on masonite, 34 x 42 in (86 x 106 cm).

Leo Valledor, 'Together', 1968, Oil on canvas, Two panels 48 x 23 in and 48 x 46 in each, total dimensions 48 x 68 in (122 x 172 cm).

Leo Valledor, ‘Together’, 1968, Oil on canvas, Two panels 48 x 23 in and 48 x 46 in each, total dimensions 48 x 68 in (122 x 172 cm).

Leon Berkowitz, 'Oblique #6', 1968, Oil on canvas, 114 x 37 in (290 x 63 cm).

Leon Berkowitz, ‘Oblique #6’, 1968, Oil on canvas, 114 x 37 in (290 x 63 cm).

Ward Jackson, 'Parallel Point #1', ca 1963, Acrylic on canvas, framed in painted wood shadow box frame canvas size 24 x 24 inches, 37 x 37 in (94 x 93 cm).

Ward Jackson, ‘Parallel Point #1’, ca 1963, Acrylic on canvas, framed in painted wood shadow box frame canvas size 24 x 24 inches, 37 x 37 in (94 x 93 cm).

Leroy Lamis, 'Wall Relief #15', 1975, Plexiglass, 24 x 24.5 x 2.25 in (61 x 63 x 5 cm).

Leroy Lamis, ‘Wall Relief #15’, 1975, Plexiglass, 24 x 24.5 x 2.25 in (61 x 63 x 5 cm).

From the press release of the exhibition,

“Op Infinitum: ‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After” is the second installment of a four part series commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the ground-breaking “Op Art” exhibition organized by William C. Seitz at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in February, 1965. The gallery’s first presentation earlier in 2014 focused on the roster of the “The Responsive Eye”, critically examining the artwork both during the 1960s and later in the careers of a group of American artists who were part of that seminal exhibition. This presentation moves beyond an analysis of the “roster” and turns toward the “spirit” of “The Responsive Eye” and that period of time in the early 60s as Seitz curated his presentation. David Richard Gallery’s sequence of exhibitions examining and reconsidering “The Responsive Eye” is organized by art historian, curator and critic Peter Frank and gallerist, historian and curator David Eichholtz.

Featured artists are Richard Anuszkiewicz, Hannes Beckmann, Karl Benjamin, Ernst Benkert, Leon Berkowitz, Francis Celentano, Thomas Downing, Lorser Feitelson, John Goodyear, Francis Hewitt, Charles Hinman, Will Insley, Ward Jackson, Leroy Lamis, Mon Levinson, Alexander Liberman, Ed Mieczkowski, Rakuko Naito, Paul Reed, Oli Sihvonen, Julian Stanczak, Peter Stroud, Tadaaki, Tadasky, Leo Valledor, Mario Yrisarry, Larry Zox.

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