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Eye Attack

IMG_7139 Random Distribution of 88,000 Squares Using The ∏  Number Decimals, 50% Odd Digit Blue, 50% Even Digit Red // François Morellet

Warning: this exhibition can cause dizziness and nausea. This was written on the wall label before the entrance to the Louisiana Museum of Art’s exhibition Eye Attack. This show explores Op Art and Kinetic Art from 1950-1970. Works spin, twist, flicker. Or so they seem. It is up to you to decipher what works are actually moving and which works make you think they are in motion by playing tricks with your eyes. There are optical environments you can enter, videos to watch and a timeline of Op Art and Kinetic Art. This exhibition will  attack your eyes but in an unique and pleasing manner.

IMG_7143Blaze 4 // Bridget Riley // 1964


Dynamics of Color // Jesús Rafael Soto // 1957


Optic Environment


Volumes // Richard Josepha Anuszkiewicz // 1970


Chromosaturation // Carlos Cruz-Diez // 1965-2016



FullSizeRender 18Penetrable // Jesús Rafael Soto // 1990 // Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros

Looking at the neon yellow tubes hanging from a metal crate outside LACMA, all I could think of is how I want to run my fingers through the noodles. Unlike most works of art in museums, you can touch this piece. In fact, walking in it is encouraged. Children freely roam through the work playing in the suspended squishy tubes. Adults leisurely walk through it experiencing the shifting light among the densely hung material. How nice for a work of art to be so inviting to adults and children alike. However, I was not ready for the title of this piece: “Penetrable.” We are penetrating the work of art.