Afterimages: Geometric Abstraction and Perception
October 2, 2021-January 9, 2022 | Karl and Bertl Arnstein Galleries
During the 1960s and ‘70s, many abstract artists made their work bold, bright, and dazzling in new and exciting ways. For some of them, scientific discoveries about human sight led the way to wild perceptual effects, from pulsating patterns to fluctuating colors and afterimages that linger even after viewers turn to look at something else. Others were guided simply by their intuition and a desire to test the limits of our eyes and minds. At times these artists even outpaced science by creating works with unanticipated, unexplained visual properties.