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"Bridget Riley: 1960 to Present"
2004-12-14 until 2005-03-05
Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
Opened on Tuesday 14 December, Bridget Riley presents a major retrospective of this acclaimed British artist's work from the 1960's to the present day. Bridget Riley's distinguished career encompasses over forty years of uncompromising and remarkable innovation. Her distinctive works engage the viewer's sensations and perceptions, producing challenging visual experiences through a simple vocabulary of colour and shape.
"No painter, dead or alive, has ever made us more aware of our eyes than Bridget Riley." - Robert Melville, The New Statesman, 1970.
Included in this exhibition is a selection of the artist‚s dynamic black and white "dazzle" paintings, which led to her inclusion in the seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye at MOMA in 1965, as well as a number of works from the late 1960s which represent Riley‚s earliest exploration of colour. Bridget Riley will also create a new wall drawing on site in Sydney.
In addition, on Tuesday 14 December, the MCA hosted a free curator's talk by Lynne Cooke, Curator, Dia Center for the Arts, New York, and catalogue contributor, reflecting on Riley's remarkable innovations which have kept her at the forefront of developments in contemporary painting.