Surface to Structure: Folded Forms

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms Until July 3rd, 2014. Surface to Structure is an exhibition at The Cooper Union in NYC featuring artists who create timeless sculptures through folding.

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms is an exhibition of artists who create timeless sculptures through folding. This collection of artwork will communicate the complexity and range of contemporary origami styles and earlier techniques that gave rise to modern origami, dating back to the times of Akira Yoshizawa. The gallery will showcase origami from masters as well as up and coming artists, and br

Surface to Structure: Folded Forms is an exhibition of artists who create timeless sculptures through folding. This collection of artwork will communicate the complexity and range of contemporary origami styles and earlier techniques that gave rise to modern origami, dating back to the times of Akira Yoshizawa. The gallery will showcase origami from masters as well as up and coming artists, and br

Hi Friends!Check out the work of artist Alessandro Beber, who had these two works on view in Surface to Structure: Folde...
07/02/2016

Hi Friends!

Check out the work of artist Alessandro Beber, who had these two works on view in Surface to Structure: Folded Forms. If you didn't get a chance to see them in person at the exhibition two years ago, here's an opportunity to own some of his artwork and help advance his artistic career!
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/alessandro-beber-to-bridges-2016-finland#/

Vancouver Fashion Week
08/21/2015

Vancouver Fashion Week

We are so excited to announce a new #SS16designer.
VOGEL SS16 is a NYC based women’s wear brand run by Freni. Her design philosophy is centered on the tension between order and enigma.

See the designer's profile here: http://vanfashionweek.com/vogel/

#VFW #vanfashionweek #VFWdesigner #usdesigner #fashionweek #fashiondesigner #designer

Dear Origami Friends,It has been a full year since the Surface to Structure exhibition in NYC.  I’d like to thank you fo...
07/12/2015
CLICK HERE to support Send VOGEL to Vancouver Fashion Week!

Dear Origami Friends,

It has been a full year since the Surface to Structure exhibition in NYC. I’d like to thank you for your support and enthusiasm of this project and would like to announce my latest project, VOGEL, a collaboration with Lea Freni on origami inspired contemporary women’s wear. We are currently at the crowdfunding stage of this project, and would be grateful for any form of support. Help us spread the word!

Many Thanks,
Uyen Nguyen, SSFF Curator

igg.me/at/vogel
facebook.com/VOGELSS16

Emerging contemporary womenswear brand showing Spring/Summer 16 collection at Vancouver Fashion Week | Crowdfunding is a democratic way to support the fundraising needs of your community. Make a contribution today!

07/01/2014
Surface to Structure | Exhibiting 88 Artists From 5 Continents

We have sold out of catalogs! If you or someone you know would like to buy one, please join our waiting list. If there is enough interest then we'll do a second print run of the catalog. http://www.surfacetostructure.com/catalog-waiting-list/

"Rabbits in Motion,” 2012, designed by Ronald Koh (Singapore), folded by Ng Boon Choon (Malaysia). Photographed by Christopher Bierlein.OPENING RECEPTION Thursday, June 19, 7–10PMOn view until July 3, 2014, 11AM–10PM every dayOrigamiUSA Reception Friday, June 27th, 3–5PM (info)The Cooper Union, 4…

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032250/art-folds-into-science-in-robert-langs-extreme-origamiFast Co.Create has released a ...
06/26/2014
Art Folds Into Science In Robert Lang's Extreme Origami

http://www.fastcocreate.com/3032250/art-folds-into-science-in-robert-langs-extreme-origami

Fast Co.Create has released a new article on origami artist, consultant, physicist, and engineer Robert Lang.

On view at The Cooper Union until July 3rd we have four works by Robert Lang, two collaborations between Robert Lang and Kevin Box, and a photograph of the microscopic self-folding polymer described in this article.

Former NASA laser physicist Robert Lang applies computer programs and math to create seemingly impossible new origami designs.

"To understand the logic of these particularly complex structures requires some of the artists’ technical acumen from th...
06/24/2014
Mind-Bending, Mathematic Origami: You Didn't Know Paper Could Do This (+Photos) - The Epoch Times

"To understand the logic of these particularly complex structures requires some of the artists’ technical acumen from the viewer. But all of it is visually stunning and requires no computation to appreciate." - The Epoch Times

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/753147-a-survey-of-contemporary-origami-opens-at-cooper-union-photos/

The exhibit Surface to Structure at Cooper Union shows how origami design has evolved with the use of imaging software and complex mathematics.

From computer scientists to graphic designers, from Colombia to Japan to the Czech Republic. Click the name of any artis...
06/21/2014
Artists | Surface to Structure

From computer scientists to graphic designers, from Colombia to Japan to the Czech Republic. Click the name of any artist to learn more: http://www.surfacetostructure.com/participating-artists/

Disha BaagIndia / A scientific mind by education, an artist at heart, Ms. Disha Baag completed her Master’s in Information Technology from the renowned Calcutta University. Amid her diverse artistic interests, literature, music, dance, and painting take prior position. However, about two years back,…

06/21/2014
Anatomy

Christopher Yuki Itoh uses origami to represent anatomical concepts, including cardiac electrophysiology and skull anatomy. See more at his website, especially the video at the bottom of this page: http://cyitoh.wordpress.com/anatomy/

"Beauchene Skull" will be on display in New York until July 3rd at Surface to Structure: Folded Forms.

Visit the post for more.

06/20/2014
Plane geometry and fancy figures; the art and technique of paper folding

A precedent for our show, and an exhibition that we have referred to throughout, is Plane Geometry and Fancy Figures from 1959.

The beautiful 12-page publication accompanying the exhibition has been made free to view online by Smithsonian Institution Libraries:
http://archive.org/stream/planegeometryfan00coop

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Thank you for joining us for our opening night! We had so much fun meeting you all.We would love to see any photos that ...
06/20/2014
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Thank you for joining us for our opening night! We had so much fun meeting you all.

We would love to see any photos that you took at our opening! #surfacetostructure

instagram.com/p/pcjoBKoEsy

That's Uyen Nguyen in the top hat, by the way.

chrisbierlein's photo on Instagram

06/19/2014

Flapping bird designed by Samuel Randlett

Timeline Photos
06/18/2014

Timeline Photos

http://gizmodo.com/17-pieces-of-origami-from-a-huge-exhibit-about-the-art-1581888449 More than 130 pieces*, but we'll ta...
06/17/2014
17 Pieces of Origami From a Huge New Show About Paper Folding

http://gizmodo.com/17-pieces-of-origami-from-a-huge-exhibit-about-the-art-1581888449 More than 130 pieces*, but we'll take it! Thanks Gizmodo.

To most of us, the boundaries of origami are pretty well established: You have your cranes, your elephants, and your paper footballs. But hundreds of artists around the world use origami as a technical framework for making original art--and now, 88 of those artists are getting a high-profile show of…

Monday vs Tuesday. The show before ours ended on Saturday night and we deinstalled.  #picstitch
06/17/2014

Monday vs Tuesday. The show before ours ended on Saturday night and we deinstalled. #picstitch

88 artists + over 130 works + roundtrip shipping  = so many boxes.
06/15/2014

88 artists + over 130 works + roundtrip shipping = so many boxes.

06/15/2014

Engraving with the laser cutter.

Will you be in New York this Thursday evening?
06/14/2014

Will you be in New York this Thursday evening?

Only 11 more days until our opening reception! We just released new photos of some of the #origami works on display, sho...
06/08/2014
Gallery | Surface To Structure

Only 11 more days until our opening reception! We just released new photos of some of the #origami works on display, shot by Christopher Bierlein. Be the first to see them!

Hi All,I thought this was interesting, so I wanted to share it.  Here's a graph of all that we've raised from our starti...
05/30/2014

Hi All,
I thought this was interesting, so I wanted to share it. Here's a graph of all that we've raised from our starting date up until now. Our most successful days have been the past two. Today is the last day to donate to our Indiegogo, so let's make it the best! https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/surface-to-structure-folded-forms/x/5697755
Thanks for everyone's support.

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