The “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami” exhibit at the Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg runs through this Sunday.
Origami is an ancient art form rooted in history and spirituality, but the nine international artists in the traveling exhibition are using light, shadow, nature and even math and science to elevate origami to a global art form, according to the museum located in downtown St. Petersburg. The exhibit, which has been on view since June 22, “includes nearly 20 paper-based works of arts in the form of dramatic sculptures, large-scale installations, and conceptual works that express contemporary, social, political, aesthetic, and cultural dialogues,” the museum said.
The MFA is the second-to-last museum to host the exhibition before it concludes in 2020. In “Above the Fold,” visionary master folders—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)—push the boundaries of paper as a medium to create bold, provocative works.
“Above the Fold” is curated by Meher McArthur and the tour is organized by International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC.
For more information and to purchase a ticket for the exhibit go to Museum of Fine Arts St. Petersburg.