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Pleasures of Sight

18 December 2021 to 10 April 2022 Woking

To mark Bridget Riley’s 90th birthday The Lightbox presents Bridget Riley: Pleasures of Sight, an exhibition of work by one of the most important and influential British artists of the past century. Bridget Riley has explored colour, structure and perception throughout a career spanning seven decades and is renowned for her black and white so called ‘Op Art’ works created in the 1960s. She developed an instantly recognisable abstract style, which focusses on the interaction of colour and geometric forms. The sensation of seeing her works has been said to induce everything from seasickness to spiritual emotion.

The exhibition features key loan works which trace the evolution of Riley’s work from the Sixties to the present day, including examples of her infamous black and white paintings (Movement in Squares, 1961) which experimented with optics and induced intense visual reactions in audiences As Bridget Riley explains “More than anything else I want my paintings to exist on their own terms…There the paintings hang…and then, for those with open eyes, serenely disclosing some intimations of the splendours to which pure sight alone has the key.”

Bridget Riley: Pleasures of Sight will be on show at The Lightbox in Woking, Surrey, from 18 December 2021 – 10 April 2022. The exhibition will be accompanied by a selection of engaging talks, tours and creative workshops. Free entry, entrance to Main and Upper Gallery exhibitions only with a £7.50 Day Pass. Lightbox Members and under 21s visit free.

For further information please visit The Lightbox webiste

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