Yayoi Kusama, Dots Obsession – Love Transformed Into Dots, 2007, Installation view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Mixed media installation. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore; Victoria Miro, London; David Zwirner, New York., © Yayoi Kusama. Photo by Cathy Carver
Painting Explorations: Op Art Today
Inspired by Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirros exhibit and new interpretations of mid-20th-century geometric abstract art that deals with optical illusion, this workshop invites students to design and complete a final work in their own unique graphic style. Op art, or optical art, is achieved through the systematic and precise manipulation of shapes and colours, creating arresting chromatic tensions and an electric sense of movement. Both meditative and precise in its making, final results will enliven any room.
Materials for the first class are provided. Students will be working with acrylic paint and receive a list of required materials for the following classes.This course meets in the AGO's Anne Tanenbaum Gallery School. Participants must be 18 or older. Space is limited.
ATTENTION: No class on Monday May 21.
Please note: this course will NOT include a tour of the Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirros exhibition; students are encouraged to see it, but it is not required to participate in the class.