Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s

Serpentine Gallery

18 Jun 1999 to 30 Aug 1999

Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s

This exhibition brought together thirty of Bridget Riley's paintings created during the 1960s and 70s.

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This was the first time this seminal period of Bridget Riley's work had been shown in London in such depth since 1971. The selection of works demonstrated Riley’s rigorous and continuing engagement with ‘putting the elements [of painting] through their paces.’

The exhibition charted the evolution of Riley’s practice from her first black and white painting of 1961, to her introduction of grey and, finally, her move into colour. This exhibition provided a new generation with an opportunity to see this important body of work during a period when there was a resurgence of interest in formal abstract art of the 1960s and 70s.

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Bridget Riley 1999

Bridget Riley

1999
Installation view from the exhibition Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s, Serpentine Gallery, London (18 June – 30 August 1999)

Bridget Riley 1999

Bridget Riley

1999
Installation view from the exhibition Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s, Serpentine Gallery, London (18 June – 30 August 1999)

Bridget Riley 1999

Bridget Riley

1999
Installation view from the exhibition Bridget Riley: Paintings from the 1960s and 70s, Serpentine Gallery, London (18 June – 30 August 1999)