Friday, 21. June 2019, Scottish National Gallery, Curator’s Tour of Bridget Riley Exhibition

from 21. June 2019 - 15:00 till 16:00

Scottish National Gallery

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Join us for a tour of Bridget Riley with Curatorial Assistant Dr Leila Riszko. Bridget Riley (b.1931) creates compelling abstract paintings which explore the fundamental nature of perception. Through her observations of the natural world, her experience of looking at the work of other artists, and her own experimentation, Riley has made a penetrating investigation into the act of painting, and how we see. She is one of the most distinguished and world-renowned artists working today.
This exhibition will be the first museum survey of Riley’s work to be held in the UK for 16 years, and the first of its kind in Scotland. Spanning over 70 years of work, it places emphasis on the origins of Riley’s practice and traces pivotal moments across her acclaimed career.  It will feature early paintings and drawings (many of which are being shown for the first time), iconic black-and-white works of the 1960s, Riley’s explorations into colour, wall paintings and recent works, as well as studies that reveal Riley’s working methods. A feature of the exhibition will be the bringing together of key works in series, which offer fascinating insights into how Riley has developed, as she says, through ‘the spirit of enquiry’. As well as paths followed and developed, the exhibition will also show some areas of enquiry, which the artist chose not to follow.
Please note that places are limited, please book as soon as possible! We are unable to provide refunds for any tickets purchased on this occasion.

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