OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, June 19, 7–10PM
On view until July 3, 2014, 11AM–10PM every day
OrigamiUSA Reception Friday, June 27th, 3–5PM (info)
The Cooper Union, 41 Cooper Square, New York, NY 10003
Free and public
Surface to Structure: Folded Forms is an exhibition of origami artwork that brings together the work of 88 artists spanning five continents. The 134 works in the show encapsulate a broad spectrum of origami’s possibilities, both artistic and scientific, and push the perceptions of this art form beyond its traditional boundaries.
Surface to Structure marks the 55th anniversary of the very first origami exhibition held in the United States, which was also housed within The Cooper Union. The historic works of that seminal exhibition served as a foundation for the contemporary origami of today, which has progressed into a far greater range and complexity of styles, techniques, and genres.
COLLECTIONS ON VIEW
Historical | Representational | Modular | Tessellations | Pleats and Corrugations
Mathematical | Scientific| Fashion | Paper and Metal
The Historical collection will feature works by artists who participated in the 1959 exhibition.
Getting to 41 Cooper Square
By public transit: Take the 6 Train to Astor Place or N,R Trains to 8th Street. The 41 Cooper Gallery is located
in 41 Cooper Square, on 3rd Avenue between 6th and 7th Streets. (map)
This exhibition was made possible through the many individuals who supported the SS:FF Indiegogo campaign, support of The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, and sponsorship in part by the National Science Foundation through the EFRI ODISSEI-1240441 grant as well as Cornell University, University of Massachusetts Amherst, and University of Western New England.