This student-curated art exhibition Into the Void is going to blow your mind.
That’s what it’s designed to do.
Optical art evolved out of the Abstract and Expressionist tradition, and de-emphasized subject matter, focusing instead on what artists could achieve purely through color and form. For the counter-culture of the 60s, Op-art became a symbol of rejection of authoritative or artistic control.
The U.S. Department of State assembled a collection of modernist paintings in 1946, to show the world America’s artistic coming of age and to illustrate the freedom of expression enjoyed by contemporary American artists. "Advancing American Art" became a lightning rod of controversy, described by some as subversive and un-American.