In this exhibit the two- and three-dimensional hybrids of Jesús Rafael Soto and John Goodyear demonstrate the visual dynamics of Op Art. Both artists use solid, but essentially linear, elements moving in front of painted geometric patterns to create eye-teasing optical illusions. Perhaps the most extreme technique for sculptural composition on view here involves the use of chance. Jean Arp was a major figure of Dada and Surrealism, early twentieth-century styles that encouraged semicontrolled techniques such as doodling, random placement, and acceptance of accidental effects.
The museum is closed Mondays, major holidays, and in August.
Hours for Saturdays and Sundays: Noon to 5pm
Dates:September 01, 2011 10:00 am to August 31, 2015 04:00 pm
Address:71 Hamilton Street, New Brunswick, New Jersey 08901, United States
Contact:Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum