Julian Stanczak (American, b. 1928)
Unframed - h:182.80 w:243.80 cm (h:71 15/16 w:95 15/16 inches)
Contemporary Collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art
Julian Stanczak: Optical Paintings, an exhibition that opened at the Martha Jackson Gallery, New York, in 1964, inadvertently gave the Op Art movement its name when an art critic reviewing the show shortened "Optical" to "Op." Stanczak did not approve of the exhibition’s title as coined by Jackson; indeed, most artists associated with Op Art dislike the term, instead preferring more descriptive designations such as "Perceptual Abstraction." Nevertheless, Op Art remains widely used to describe the movement.