Scott Richards Contemporary Art presents OPTIC NERVE, a group exhibition of optical abstraction by a diverse collection of international artists. Op Art challenges conventional ideas of human perception by juxtaposing color and line to produce geometric surfaces that appear to vibrate or shift. Liberal use is made of available materials; the works can range from carefully taped and hand-painted tempera paintings to three-dimensional multi-media structures. With the aim of bringing a better understanding of this wide-ranging subject to a Bay Area audience, Optic Nerve will underscore the influence of the 1960s Op Art movement on a dynamic younger generation of artists. The show will contrast well–established 20th century masters — such as Victor Vasarely , Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak and Carlos Cruz-Diez – with younger contemporary

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