Upcoming Bridget Riley exhibition shows the method behind her works

Date
10 June 2015
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1 minute read

Bridget Riley’s work is utterly fascinating to me. Her enormous geometric canvases, ranging from illusory patterns to orderly explosions of colour have developed over the course of her career to create an extensive oeuvre exploring every dark corner of shape and form. Behind the expansive canvases lies a deeply methodical approach which, although invisible to the viewer, is the concrete foundation to her work, and in this new UK retrospective at the De La Warr Pavilion the accompanying studies will be displayed alongside the finished canvases. Spanning 50 years worth of her curve paintings and including more than 30 paintings and studies, it looks set to be a show to remember.

Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961-2014 runs from 13 June until 6 September at De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea.

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Bridget Riley: Study for Arrest. © Bridget Riley 2015. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.

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Bridget Riley: Red With Red. © Bridget Riley 2015. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.

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Bridget Riley: Untitles (Right Angle Curve). © Bridget Riley 2015. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.

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Bridget Riley: Turquoise and Red Greys with Black in Separate Curvilinear Segments. © Bridget Riley 2015. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.

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Bridget Riley: Lagoon. Courtesy Karsten Schubert. © Bridget Riley 2015. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.

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Bridget Riley: 2nd Revision of July 26 2002. © Bridget Riley 2015. All rights reserved, courtesy Karsten Schubert, London.

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Bridget Riley: Untitled Following Warm and Cold Curves. Courtesy the Trustees of the British Museum London

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Bridget Riley: Courtesy British Council Collection

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Maisie Skidmore

Maisie joined It’s Nice That fresh out of university in the summer of 2013 as an intern before joining full time as an Assistant Editor. Maisie left It’s Nice That in July 2015.

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