Paintings and Gouaches, 1979-80 & 2011
Bridget Riley: Paintings and Gouaches 1979-80 & 2011 features three new paintings which represent an important new direction in the artist’s work. Riley brings her exploration of the circle from the wall to the canvas, and from black and white to color. Through the layering of circles of yellow and orange, Riley asks the eye to continuously adjust as the shapes grow and compress, recede and advance, and dance across the canvas. Nine early ‘wave’ gouaches, twisted and curved, show the relationship and interplay of assorted colors. Full-color illustrations are accompanied by a conversation between Bridget Riley and Robert Kudielka from 1978, in which the artist discusses her move away from the blacks, grays and whites of the 1960s into the use of the curve as a rhythmic vehicle for color.
Softcover/ 9 3/4 x 10 x 1/4 inches
40 pp/ 15 color
Retail Price: $29.95