Pictured above: Bridget Riley
Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Bryan Wynter and Nicolas Deshayes are among artists featured in Tate St Ives’s brilliant new exhibition Images Moving Out Onto Space (until 27 September).
The show asks the question what happens when art works are set in motion, moving around a gallery or out into the world?
In answer the exhibition brings together eight very different artists with works spanning fifty years. The title and inspiration for the show comes from a series of kinetic sculptures that Cornwall-based artist Bryan Wynter began to make in the 60s.
Liliane Lijn and Bridget Riley are shown for their interest in perception, movement and the relationship of their work to the body of the viewer. A pioneer of Op art, Riley has been producing vibrant paintings which have a disorientating effect on the eye for half a century. Lijn uses light and motion to focus the viewer’s attention on her kinetic sculptures.
The show also features an installation by American minimalist artist Dan Flavin, a series of T-shaped structures of fluorescent lights.
Brazilian artist Rivane Neuenschwander (below)shows a participatory work I Wish Your Wish which consists of thousands of multi coloured ribbons, each stamped with one of 60 wishes gathered from local residents.
Images Moving Out Onto Space runs til 27 September