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Magic Eye: Op Art At Mixed Greens by New American Paintings
August 10, 2012, 8:10 am
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“They may be cold, they may be as objective as a laboratory experiment, they may say nothing about the spiritual goals that have concerned great art of the past. But they are at least an art, or a craft, truly of our time,” John Canaday wrote in 1965 of MoMA’s op art exhibition “The Responsive Eye.” Mixed Greens’s present show “Post-Op” (on view through August 17th) seems to second that thought for 2012, but this time, without the punch. Since being written-off by many critics, Op’s life has, for a while, popularly been linked more to drug culture andadvertising than the art world. Mixed Greens’s handful of work instead documents the movement’s silent, pervasive seeping-into highbrow culture. – Whitney Kimball, NYC Contributor


Install shot | “Post-Op,” Mixed Greens Gallery. Photo courtesy of Mixed Greens

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