Tate Liverpool: Op Art in Focus

    Peter Sedgley, Colour Cycle III 1970, Tate © Peter Sedgley
    Location (with MAP): Tate Liverpool
    Date/Time: 21 July 2018. - 2 June 2019. All Day
    Event: Exhibition - Tate Liverpool: Op Art in Focus
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    16 JULY 2018 – 16 JUNE 2019

    A dazzling display from pioneering artists of the 1960s to today

    Op art – short for optical art – emerged in the 1960s. Its leading figures included Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely. They combined lines, geometric shapes and eye popping colour to create artworks that fool the eye. Images could be subtle or disorientating, giving the illusion of movement. The display moves beyond the typical period of op art and includes works by more contemporary artists such as Angela Bulloch and Cerith Wyn Evans. Included is a rare installation of Jim Lambie’s Zobop which floods the entire gallery floor with psychedelic patterning.

    Op art in Focus is a part of Tate Liverpool’s in Focus series – displays of the Tate collection dedicated to significant modern and contemporary artists or movements.