This exhibition presents over seventeen works from 1961 to 1966 by the overlooked Op artist Lynn Leland. A participant in many important exhibitions of op and perceptual art in the 1960s, Leland was fascinated with color theory and sequence, most recognizable in his series of pain
Lynn Leland is one of the group of influential artists included in The Museum of Modern Art's seminal 1965 exhibition of op and perceptive art; "The Responsive Eye".
Born in 1937 in Buffalo, NY, he studied at Pratt Institute in New York, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Europe in 1961, where he attended the Hochschule für Bildende Künste in Hamburg, studying with the British sculptor Eduardo Paolozzi.
Returning to New York, he exhibited at The Preston Gallery and A.M. Sachs Gallery in New York and, on the recommendation of the curator Henry Geldzahler, his work was included in the influential exhibition 'The Responsive Eye', held at The Museum of Modern Art in 1965.
Leland's work was also included in the following group exhibitions; Albright-Knox Museum, 1960; Brooklyn Museum Biennial, 1960; "Optics & Kinetics", Ohio University, 1965-66; "Multiplicity", ICA, Boston, 1966; The Jewish Museum, 1966 (works from the Harry Abrams collection).