Michael Kidner’s Works on Paper at the Flowers Gallery

“Unless you read a painting as a feeling then you don’t get anything at all.” – Michael Kidner


Flowers Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by the late British artist Michael Kidner (1917-2009), on display at Flowers Gallery, New York for the first time. The exhibition surveys two important periods of development during his long career, including works from the 1960s and the 2000s.


Michael Kidner was described by American art historian and critic Irving Sandler as “arguably the first Op Artist in Britain”, following his investigations of the optical effects of light, color and systemic structure during the 1960s. Optics presented Kidner with a challenge in his pursuit of a pure form of imagery, seeking a phenomenological approach to the fluctuating effects of light and color within the space set by the canvas.

Start Date

July 21, 2016

End Date

August 27, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Flowers Gallery, 529 West 20th Street, New York, NY 10011

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