- Graphite and acrylic paint
- Acquired through the Christchurch Art Gallery Foundation with the generous help of Heather Boock; Ros Burdon; Kate Burtt; Nicki Carter; Dame Jenny Gibbs; Ann de Lambert and daughters, Sarah, Elizabeth, Diana, and Rachel; Barbara, Lady Stewart; Gabrielle Tasman; Jenny Todd; Nicky Wagner; and the Wellington Women’s Group (est. 1974).
Unwavering in her exploration of sharp-edged, shimmering abstraction since the early 1960s, Bridget Riley draws inspiration from nature and optical sensation. She also recognises that her work conveys subtle, unexpectedand sometimes fleeting effects.
Stand back and take it all in: Bridget explains that “the colours [are] organised on the canvas so that the eye can travel over the surface in a way parallel to the way it moves over nature. It should feel caressed and soothed, experience frictions and ruptures, glide and drift. Vision can be arrested, tripped up or pulled back in order to float free again.”
(Perilous: Unheard Stories from the Collection, 6 August 2022- )