Archives: 2007: Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s
Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s
Columbus Museum of Art
Date:
16 February - 17 June 2007
Venue:
480 E Broad St, Columbus, OH, USA

The first comprehensive survey of Op Art by an American museum in more than twenty-five years, Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s examines the development and lasting influence of the international movement exploring perceptual phenomena in painting, sculpture, and light installation. Combining color and abstract patterns, the works produce optical illusions of pulsating movement through precise, mathematically-based composition.

Showcasing works by 55 international artists and collaborative groups, Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s includes fashion and design objects that illustrate the movement's influence on the pop culture of the 1960s.

Among the artists represented will be Josef Albers, Edna Andrade, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Tadasky (Tadasuke Kuwayama), Carlos Cruz-Diez, Ellsworth Kelly, Francois Morellet, Larry Poons, Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto, Julian Stanczak, Frank Stella, and Victor Vasarely.

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