June 6- August 25, 2013 Opening Reception: Thursday, June 6th 6 - 9 pm, Free and open to the public
Upper & Theater Galleries – Free Admission, open during normal business hours
Hungarian born Victor Vasarely is considered one of the fathers of the kinetic and op-art movements, and his motto was “Art for all.” He studied art in Hungary, and then settled in Paris where he began redefining what art meant in a modern world. One of the featured artists in the exhibition The Responsive Eye at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1965, Vasarely, along with peers such as Yaacov Agam, Bridget Riley and Jesús Soto, continued the traditions of Joseph Albers, Frank Stella and Larry Poons.
Perhaps one of his most important actions was to invent the “Alphabet Plastique,” a new ‘language’ for art. With language there are letters, but with art there are colors and shapes, and the way they are manipulated create unique works of art that go beyond two dimensions. His style influenced architecture, design and fashion, and still continues to do so today.
A living legend, Israel born Yaacov Agam is most known for creating dynamic works of art that are never the same. One of the fathers of the kinetic and op art movement, he has created his own style of printmaking, the “Agamograph” which uses lenticular printing, making the image ever fluid and never constant. One of his artistic missions is to always involve movement and time, and therefore the fourth dimension. His work requires the viewer to move with it, both physically and optically, to experience every possible angle of the piece.
The work in these exhibitions is generously loaned by collector David Goodman, whose passion is to educate about the wonderful effects of Kinectic and Optical Art.
To schedule a free, docent-led tour, call 720-898-7255