The painting "White Disks II" (1964) by Bridget Riley forms the basic arrangement of the work. The painting has a number of black circles painted onto a white square canvas. On closer examination of the painting one can see that there are three different sizes of black circles and they appear to have been placed within a regular systematic arrangement, but that arrangement is in fact not regular. There is a disturbing kind of order to it, and the contradiction of careful placement and disorder within the painting forms a point of interest for Bulloch.
For the work "Smoke Three Speed" she borrows a small part the structure, three of the black circles, and repeats it on the walls with luminous spheres of smoked glass. It is a kind of transposition of the original that strives to uncover the secret of its layout, to unearth its understated and elusive order.
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