Precise Printmaking: Bridget Riley
Bridget Riley’s printmaking practice takes center stage at Perpetual Abstraction, a retrospective on the beloved artist’s seven decade career at the Yale British Art Center. The exhibition demonstrates Riley’s dedication to her “sparks of ideas,” drawing connections between her large-scale paintings and printmaking practice. YCBA’s print display includes artworks spanning the artist’s lifetime, leading the viewer on a journey of Riley’s creative progression. From the artist’s early black-and-white compositions of the 1960s to her mid-career exploration with grey tones and later introduction of bold color, the display showcases the entire scope of her printmaking. Ultimately, the Center celebrates Riley’s vision and gives a voice to the canonical artist.
About Lilac from the Zane Bennett Contemporary Art collection is just one piece from Riley’s impressive catalogue of prints. Drawing upon one of the artist’s iconic concepts, About Lilac’s Op-art pattern is found across her compositions with juxtaposing color palettes. This serigraph recalls a sunny garden at the start of spring or a fresh bouquet brightening your tabletop—it strums the senses with the sight and smell of flowers!
We’re delighted that YCBA is honoring Bridget Riley with her first major survey in the United States and that they are commemorating the medium that brought accessibility to collecting audiences.