John Goodyear’s works are so playful that it’s easy to ignore their seriousness. Goodyear’s show at David Hall Fine Art spans five decades, and from the start he has explored perception by activating the viewer’s eye. His works — call them kinetic paintings, call them Op Art (he was included in “The Responsive Eye,” the Museum of Modern Art’s 1965 Op Art survey) — literally move. They shift and turn, their composition constantly changing, and we’re compelled to keep looking.
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