Bridget Riley exhibition opens at the Hunterian Art Gallery

Bridget Riley, the artist who first achieved fame in the mid-1960s when her black and white op-art paintings became an integral part of British fashion, will open an exhibition of her work at the Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow today, Friday 1st February. A press viewing will take place from 2-4pm, Ms Riley will give a press talk at 3pm.

This exhibition includes 40 prints, among them her remarkable experiments on plexiglass of the mid-sixties, supplemented by about a dozen gouaches (watercolours mixed with glue), providing a small-scale retrospective of one of Britain's most accomplished and influential contemporary artists.

Bridget Riley employs colour theory and subtle shifts of fluctuating pattern to create extraordinary optical sensations and spatial dislocation, so that flattened spaces lift and float, lines flicker and flash, evaporate and refill.

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The press viewing will take place from 2-4pm in the Hunterian Art Gallery, next to the Main Library, at the University of Glasgow.

Bridget Riley will give a press talk at 3pm.

For further information contact Hunterian Curator, Peter Black on 0141 330 5430 or his assistant Hannah Brocklehurst on 0141 330 3100.

Alternatively please contact the University Press Office on 0141 330 3535.

First published: 31 January 2002

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