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Edward Kienholz, Sawdy, 1971, car door, mirrored window, automotive lacquer, polyester resin, screenprint, flourescent light, galvanised sheet metal, Power Collection PW1972.29.2, © Estate of Nancy Reddin Kienholz. Courtesy of LA Louver, Venice, CA.

Light and Darkness

15 Oct 2022
Chau Chak Wing Museum 10 Jan - 27 Nov 2022

Bridget Riley has always understood the relationship that exists between our sight, our bodies and the world. In a 1967 interview with the art critic David Sylvester, the renowned British op artist remembered climbing a mountain in France. The heat transformed the land around her into a shimmer. Back in her studio, the artist painted Static 3 (1966), a constellation of black discs on a white field. As I stand in front of it, six decades on, the tiny ovals wobble. I feel off balance. The more time I spend with the painting, the less sure I am of where my edges are.

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