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Bridget Riley: Our Instinct Enhanced
Christchurch Art Gallery

Richard Schiff writes on the paintings of Bridget Riley on the occasion of Bridget Riley: Cosmos on view at the Christchurch Gallery, New Zealand through November 17, 2017. Schiff observes: “Riley grants that the ‘role of art’ changes. Yet this social and historical role is merely an aspect of the art that an artist creates. […]

Anoka Faruqee @ Koenig & Clinton

John Yau reviews Anoka Faruqee: Rainbows and Bruises at Koenig & Clinton , New York, on view through April 8, 2017. Yau concludes: “By opening up the geometric while maintaining a painstaking approach, Faruqee seems to have entered new, uncharted territory. While the Moireseries recalls the history of weaving and decorative fabrics, the white Circlepaintings evoke the […]

Julian Stanczak (1928 – 2017)

Alex Greenberger remembers painter Julian Stanczak (1928 – 2017) who passed away March 25. Greenberger writes: “Stanczak’s acrylic paintings often tended toward brightly colored shapes and grids. Typically made through contrasting unlike hues, Stanczak was able to create compositions that are jarring to the eye. They highlight the act of seeing, in the process showing […]

Bridget Riley: Repetition, Rhythm, & Learning to Look

In a recent interview with The Guardian’s Charlotte Higgins, painter Bridget Riley discussed “movement, shimmering, sparkling and reflecting … all those things that happen in landscape” as the inspiration for her abstract paintings. In the two videos below, Riley elaborates on the influence of landscape from an early age, and the visual power found in […]