Stanton Williams have designed the gallery space for the new exhibition, Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961-2014, at the De La Warr Pavilion, opening Saturday 13 June until 06 September 2015.
The show is the De La Warr Pavilion's major summer exhibition, and surveys the artist's use of the curve motif in a career spanning over 50 years. It launches a year of celebrations marking 80 years of the Pavilion as one of the UK's first and most significant modernist public buildings.
Bridget Riley: The Curve Paintings 1961-2014 is formed from a selection of over 30 paintings and studies, illustrating the artist's close dedication to the interaction of form and colour by looking at a single motif.
The De La Warr Pavilion is one of the best early examples of architectural modernism, championed by the 9th Earl De La Warr, and designed by Erich Mendelsohn and Serge Chermayeff. The Building was restored by John McAslan and Partners in 2005 and is one of the UK's most notable contemporary art galleries.
Stanton Williams have previously designed exhibitions for Bridget Riley at the Hayward Gallery and Tate Britain, London, and Galerie Max Hetzler in Berlin.
Paul Williams, Director of Stanton Williams, comments: 'We deeply admire both the work of Bridget Riley and the architecture of the De La Warr Pavilion. So this has been a wonderful opportunity to work closely with the artist and curator to create an installation that harmoniously unites the two. The Curve Paintings adjacent to the seafront is a joy to behold.'
Image: Bridget Riley with Rajasthan, Museum fur Gegenwartskunst Siegen, Siegen, 2012
Photo: Copyright Christian Wickler, Siegen