Bridget Riley: The Stripe Paintings 1961–2014

13 June - 25 July 2014

David Zwirner presents an exhibition by British artist Bridget Riley in close collaboration with Karsten Schubert. Featuring over thirty paintings and studies selected from all periods of her career, from 1961 to 2014, the show will be installed throughout the three floors of the gallery, making it the artist’s first major survey in London since her 2003 retrospective at Tate Britain.


Focusing on Riley’s recurrent use of stripes over the past fifty years, the exhibition demonstrates the visual variety she achieves by changes in colour, weight, rhythm, and density. Opening with an iconic black-and-white, horizontal stripe painting from 1961, the show includes her first stripe works in colour from later that decade, as well as a large two-panel diagonal stripe painting, Prairie (1971/2003), and vertical stripe works from the 1980s that demonstrate her ‘Egyptian’ palette. The survey finishes with the artist’s newest body of horizontal stripes, including several paintings that have never been exhibited before. Works on paper related to the paintings are also on view.


The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue published by David Zwirner, which will include texts by Richard Shiff and Paul Moorhouse, and an interview with the artist by Robert Kudielka from 1978. Additionally, the book features archival imagery of Riley and her work since the 1960s, as well as illustrations of her 1987 and 2013 commissions for St Mary’s Hospital in West London.


Further information can be found at David Zwirner.


David Zwirner
24 Grafton Street
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