"bridget riley's practice might be described as a sequence of controlled efforts to rock the boat without upsetting it . . . her 'stravinsky paintings' aspire not just to activate space but also to shape it," according to dave hickey, who provides a thoughtful introductory essay for this gorgeous exhibition catalogue of the british artist's bright, mesmerizing paintings and works on paper. riley, who developed her signature op art style around 1960, is represented by david zwirner in new york and museum collections worldwide. her use of basic shapes and tessellated patterns actively engages viewers, often creating sensations of vibration and movement.