The Sewell Centre Gallery is exhibiting the Responsive Eye Revisited from 15 January to 11 February 2016
The Sewell Centre Gallery Responsive Eye Revisited exhibition features 22 works of art and includes many of the original artists shown at MOMA in 1965. It is a rare opportunity to see work by Bridget Riley, Antonio Asis, Francois Morelett, Peter Sedgley, Alberto Biasi and others. To see the opening of MOMA's original 1965 show, please view the video by clicking here Sewell Centre Gallery.
With Op-Art’s place so firmly established in the canon of 20th-century avant-garde movements, it is hard to imagine today the ambivalence that met the opening of MOMA's 1965 show, THE RESPONSIVE EYE. It attracted more than 180,000 visitors from all walks of life and was heralded as “one of the most exciting artistic events in a decade”. The exhibition, held in New York in the spring of 1965, showcased more than 120 paintings and constructions by artists from over 15 countries including Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely and Hugo Demarco. Its aim was to document a ‘widespread and powerful new development in contemporary art.’
Radley parent, Jeremy Wiltshire has loaned the Sewell Centre Gallery this body of work because of the huge educational value of making important art accessible to Radley students. Exhibiting work by world renowned artists such as Tracey Emin and Bridget Riley has enormous relevance to contemporary art history and stimulates invaluable discourse and debate.
The Sewell Centre Gallery is delighted to be hosting the Responsive Eye Revisited exhibition from 8 January to 11 February 2016.