Richard Shiff discusses "Britain's most brilliant abstract artist"
24 Grafton Street, London
January 19, 2018

Join Richard Shiff for a discussion at the gallery on the occasion of the exhibition Bridget Riley: Recent Paintings 2014-2017. The Guardian has named the show "exhibition of the week", saying: "Britain's most brilliant abstract artist returns with new works created in the past four years. Riley's intelligence is a marvel to behold."

Richard Shiff is the Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art at The University of Texas at Austin, where he directs the Center for the Study of Modernism. His scholarly interests range broadly across the field of modern and contemporary art. His publications include Cézanne and the End of Impressionism (1984), Critical Terms for Art History (co-edited, 1996, 2003), Barnett Newman: A Catalogue Raisonné (co-authored, 2004), Doubt (2008), Between Sense and de Kooning (2011), and Ellsworth Kelly: New York Drawings 1954-1962 (2014).

Friday January 19, 630 PM
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David Zwirner is pleased to present recent work from the last four years by British artist Bridget Riley, her third solo exhibition with the gallery. Spanning three floors of the 24 Grafton Street location in London, the exhibition will include wall paintings and works on canvas as well as a group of related studies that focus on two themes: works in black-and-white and the disc. The works on view both extend and rework the artist's previous investigations of these motifs in new ways. "Sure to mesmerise," wrote Catherine Milner in The Financial Times, "the artist returns to David Zwirner London."

Image: Bridget Riley in her London studio, 2017