'Post-Op' On View At David Richard
Antiques and The Arts Weekly, 03/20/2015
SANTA FE, N.M. — “Post-Op:‘The Responsive Eye’ Fifty Years After” is on view at David Richard Gallery through April 12.
“Post-Op: ‘The Responsive Eye,’” the first in a series of presentations commemorating the 50th anniversary of the ground-breaking Op Art exhibition organized by William C. Seitz at the Museum of Modern Art, focuses on the aesthetic pursuits and choices during the careers of a select group of American artists who were included in The Responsive Eye. Post-Op and its successor exhibits examine the “roster” of artists from that seminal exhibition and compares and contrasts those artists’ endeavors, both during and after the Op Art “craze” of the mid-1960s. The later-career work featured in the current Post-Op exhibition spans the 1970s through 2015.
Featuring more than 34 objects by 17 artists, the exhibit focuses primarily on the artists and their interests in visual perception and less on the cultural phenomenon of Op Art per se. The exhibition will feature artwork by the following artists, all participants in The Responsive Eye: Richard Anuszkiewicz, Hannes Beckmann, Karl Benjamin, Ernst Benkert, Francis Celentano, Thomas Downing, Lorser Feitelson, John Goodyear, Francis Hewitt, Leroy Lamis, Mon Levinson, Alexander Liberman, Ed Mieczkowski, Oli Sihvonen, Julian Stanczak, Peter Stroud and Tadasky.
David Richard Gallery is at Railyard Arts District, 544 South Guadalupe Street. For information, 505-983-9555 or www.davidrichardgallery.com.