This exhibition—the first dedicated exclusively to her drawings in over fifty years—provides an intimate view of Bridget Riley's studio practice, in which the making of works on paper plays a central role. The exhibition includes more than 75 studies from the artist's collection, created between the 1940s and the 2000s.
This exhibition includes early figurative and landscape drawings made during her student years; black-and-white studies for Riley's best known paintings from the 1960s, when she became closely associated with the Op art movement; and a diverse array of color compositions, which have occupied her attention since the late 1960s. Together they demonstrate Riley's unceasing commitment to paper, pencil, ink, and gouache, as tools of exploration and innovation.
Image: Detail from Bridget Riley (b. 1931), July 1 Bassacs, 1994 / courtesy of The Morgan Library & Museum