Above the Fold presents the work of renowned artists from four continents. The exhibit is an engaging, thought-provoking, and interdisciplinary look at the modern advances of origami through contemporary artwork that demonstrates the extraordinary artistic achievements being made in the world of contemporary origami.
These artists have been pushing the boundaries of origami—the Japanese art of paper folding— to elevate what was once considered a children’s craft into a sophisticated global art form. In their hands, this art form has been evolving in remarkable new directions, including sculpture, large-scale installations, and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, and aesthetic ideas.
Above the Fold participating artists include Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine (Canada/USA), Vincent Floderer (France), Miri Golan (Israel), Paul Jackson (UK/Israel), Dr. Robert J. Lang (USA), Yuko Nishimura (Japan), Richard Sweeney (UK), and Jiangmei Wu (China/USA).
Gallery Hours are 10 am - 5 pm Tue-Sun except: closed Thursday, November 22. Gallery closes at 1:00pm on Sunday, September 16.
Observe & Play Family Day Saturday, October 27, 2018; Schaefer International Gallery; 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Families are invited to view the exhibit together, discover the art and mathematics of origami, and enjoy the fun of paper-folding with hands-on activities. FREE!
Workshops conducted Sept 1 by Dr. Robert J. Lang:
Introduction to Modular Origami Polyhedra: 3D geometry in modular origami and folding polyhedra; and Bringing Origami to Life: Artistic Folding Techniques: wet-folding techniques as developed in the late 20th century
This exhibition is supported in part by Matson® with additional funding by Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and the County of Maui Office of Economic Development. "Above the Fold" is curated by Meher McArthur and tour organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.