Tuesday, May 15, 2007


They say what goes around comes around and never was it so true than with Op Art as this month’s Artforum demonstrates. Bridget Riley, top of the ops in the sixties, has already been showcased at the DIA Foundation in New York and now others are being pulled in by some revisionist curating. This site sent to us by one of our readers even sweeps New Zealander Ray Thorburn into its focus on Perceptual Art (site declares it “hates the term Op Art”). Ray Thorburn is the subject of a survey exhibition at Te Manawa in Palmerston North until 15 July. The exhibition was curated by Alice Hutchison who you may recall from our Brett-Graham-in-Venice postings.