Join the City of Slidell for the eye-popping exhibition Deceptive Space: Op Art From the New Orleans Museum of Art, on display in the Slidell Cultural Center at City Hall. The exhibit runs March 18, 2017 (opens during Arts Evening, 4-10pm) through April 29. Admission is free.
Wednesdays and Fridays, 12-4pm; Thursdays, 12-6pm, and on Saturday, April 29, the show is on display for its final day from 9am to 12pm.
The Slidell Cultural Center is located at 2055 Second Street, on the first floor of City Hall in Olde Towne Slidell.
Short for optical art, Op Art is abstract artwork that gives the viewer impressions of movement and other illusions, done through a combination of precision, one-point perspective and linear space, as well as the use geometric shapes, shading and color. Artists whose work will be on display in the exhibition include Victor Vasarely, Bridgett Riley, Robert Gordy, John Clemmer, Kendall Shaw, Francis Celentano, W. Medford Johnston and Arnold Schmidt. While op art pieces sometimes are starkly black-and-white, "Deceptive Space" will feature very colorful works.
Shown: painting by Robert Gordy