The Easel

Seurat to Riley at Compton Verney

Op art was popular in the 1960’s but these days is passé. This review mounts a defence. This show “is a genuinely independent display of curatorial thinking. And I cannot tell you what a relief it is to encounter it. [Pop art is] the artistic equivalent of having an ice cream on a sunny day. The art world … needs to stop obsessing about identity and to place some renewed trust in its eyes.”