At AS220's Project Space (93 Mathewson Street, Providence, through March 26), Pawtucket artist Amy Leidtke paints in the more currently familiar style of neo-Minimalism. They're fun, tricky paintings featuring the optical pyrotechnics of '60s Op Art (as in optical illusions). Horizontal canvases, like Katahdin, alternate crisp vertical stripes of soft pastel grays, purples, and blues. As the colors shift in tone or the patterns repeat, the stripes appear to pulse. Sometimes the paintings just seem like eye candy, but if you have the right sweet tooth, they become more interesting the more they appear to vibrate, the more the stripes become a buzzing mirage.
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: Museum And Gallery
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