Recent Acquisitions: Louisiana Art & Science Museum Collection
June 23-September 13 | Colonnade Gallery
On view for the first time are recently acquired paintings and prints dating from the mid-1950s through 2012 by significant American artists, including Bob Kane, Richard Segalman, Hunt Slonem, and Robert Vickrey. The artworks on view were selected from a group of fifteen recent gifts representing the work of eight artists. The artworks were donated to the Louisiana Art & Science Museum by the artists themselves or their estates through the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, Florida.
Hunt Slonem, Peace Plan, 2012, oil on canvas. Gift of Richard Segalman.
Richard Segalman, Black Stockings, 2014, monotype. Gift of the artist.
Folding Paper: The Infinite Possibilities of Origami
July 11–September 27
The first major exhibition to explore the rich tradition of paper folding both in Japan and Europe, Folding Paper features 140 works by more than 50 international artists. At the cutting edge of math, science, and design, folding paper has become an international fine art form. Japanese paper folding, or origami, is assumed to have begun shortly after paper was introduced via China around the sixth century AD. Today considered much more than a craft, origami has inspired innovative concepts in math and design, and inventions in engineering, architecture, and technology.
Daniel Kwan, Six Interlocking Pentagonal Prisms, 2010. 90 rectangles of paper. Photo © Shue-Yu Kwan.
Bernie Peyton, Frog on a Leaf, 2007. Leaf: Fabriano backed with Mango; Frog: Back-coated Shikibu Gampi Shi. Armature: wood, acrylic, nylon thread, magnets Photo © Susanne Tilney.
Miri Golan, Two Books, 2010. Paper and handmade books. Photo © Leonid Padrul-Kwitkowski/Eretz Israel Museum.
Folding Paper is curated by Meher McArthur and organized for tour by the Japanese American National Museum, Los Angeles, CA and International Arts & Artists, Washington, DC. The exhibtion was generously supported by the E. Rhodes & Leona B. Carpenter Foundation.