|Medium||Synthetic emulsion on canvas|
|Dimensions||70 x 70 in. (177.8 x 177.8 cm)|
|Collection||Courtesy of the artist|
In this work, Riley moves away from solid black and white to explore, as she puts it, “tone in its purest sense.” Evenly spaced, identically sized disks form a diamond-shaped grid. Each row introduces a tonal gradation that shifts from light to dark or dark to light. By setting the darkest row off-center, Riley harnesses the unstable, shifting relationships between form and hue. The enlargement of the disks, which are larger than those in the small-scale study (cat. 18), has the perceptual effect of slowing down their movement.