Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding, has become so popular that it is now practiced all around the world. In the hands of some extraordinary artists, this art form has evolved in remarkable new directions, including sculpture, large- scale installations, and conceptual works that express contemporary social, political, and aesthetic ideas.

Currently on view at the Art Gallery of Hamilton until May 26, 2019, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami presents the work of nine renowned artists including Yuko Nishimura (Japan), Erik DeMaine and Martin DeMaine (Canada/USA), Vincent Floderer (France), Miri Golan (Israel), Paul Jackson (UK/Israel), Robert J. Lang (USA), Richard Sweeney (UK), and Jiangmei Wu (China/USA). Including seventeen installations, some as large as twenty feet, visitors will be amazed by the modern sophistication of this highly evolved ancient practice. The Art Gallery of Hamilton is the only Canadian venue for this exhibition.

“Origami has had a profound impact on international arts and sciences, from space exploration, engineering, and molecular biology, to fashion, architecture, and design,” says Art Gallery of Hamilton President and CEO Shelley Falconer.

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