Op Art in Focus
21 July 2018 – 17 January 2021
Op art – short for optical art – emerged in the 1960s. Its leading figures included Bridget Riley, Jesus Rafael Soto and Victor Vasarely. They combined lines, geometric shapes and eye popping colour to create artworks that fool the eye. Images could be subtle or disorientating, giving the illusion of movement. The display moves beyond the typical period of op art and includes works by more contemporary artists such as Angela Bulloch. Included is a rare installation of Jim Lambie’s Zobop, which floods the entire gallery floor with psychedelic patterning.
- Opening times: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 am –5.30 pm; Booking is essential
- Entry is free with a charge for exhibitions
- Location Tate Liverpool, Albert Dock, Liverpool L3 4BB
- Getting there: By train – The nearest station is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.) – mainline rail tickets to Liverpool Lime Street station are valid for travel to James Street Station; By bus – Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock; By car – follow the brown signs to the Waterfront – the Q-Park Liverpool ONE in Strand Street is close by; By ferry – Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head (960 metres approx.)
- For more information please call 0151 702 7400