Detail of a painting by Bridget Riley, titled Lagoon 2, dated 1997.

Bridget Riley

David Zwirner is pleased to present the gallery's first exhibition with Bridget Riley in New York. On view across 525 and 533 West 19th Street, this will be her first show in the city since 2007, and the only New York presentation since Bridget Riley: Reconnaissance at the Dia Center for the Arts in 2000 to feature new and older works. The exhibition marks fifty years since Riley's participation in The Responsive Eye at The Museum of Modern Art, the highly influential group show which led to instant, international recognition for the young British painter. Last year, David Zwirner hosted her inaugural show at the London gallery, which was a major survey of her stripe paintings from 1961 to 2014.

One of the most significant living artists, Riley's work has radically explored the active role of perception in art, using the interrelationship between line and color to convey movement and light within the pictorial field. From the early 1960s, the artist has employed elementary shapes–such as circles, stripes, and curves–to create visual experiences that actively engage the viewer, testing the limits of each element at various stages throughout her career.

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Installation view of the exhibition Bridget Riley at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Bridget Riley at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Bridget Riley at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Bridget Riley at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Bridget Riley at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.

Bridget Riley: Works 1981–2015

Texts by Robert Kudielka and Richard Shiff Bridget Riley’s explorations of perception through form and color have made her into one of the most significant painters working today. Since the early 1960s, she has used elementary shapes—lines, circles,...

Artist: Bridget Riley

Published on the occasion of her 2015 solo exhibition at David Zwirner, Bridget Riley: Works 1981–2015 presents paintings from the last thirty-four years of her career, including images of Rajasthan, a wall painting previously shown in Germany and England, and exhibited for the first time in New York. Also included is a selection of the artist’s works on paper. Published by David Zwirner Books.

A painting by Bridget Riley, titled Rustle 3, dated 2015.

Bridget Riley

Rustle 3, 2015
Acrylic on APF polyester support
73 1/2 x 77 3/8 inches (186.7 x 196.5 cm)
A mixed media work on paper by Bridget Riley, titled Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, and Lilac - five white intervals, dated 1984.

Bridget Riley

Blue, Yellow, Green, Red, and Lilac - five white intervals, 1984
Pencil and gouache on paper
30 1/4 x 25 3/4 inches (76.6 x 65.3 cm)

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