Works by 2009 Furman alumna Rebecca Gieseking will be on display Oct. 6-25 in Thompson Gallery of the Roe Art Building on the Furman University campus. Thompson Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday, Oct. 25. A reception will be held Friday, Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. featuring a gallery talk with the artist at 7 p.m.
The origami and paper sculpture exhibition, Intersections: The Art and Science of Folded Paper, is free and open to the public, and is presented by the Furman Department of Art.
In her statement, Gieseking says origami represents a synthesis of her two interests: the scientific and logical in harmony with the artistic and creative. “I apply logic and math to engineer new ways of transforming flat paper into three-dimensional forms, continually pushing the boundaries of what is possible. At the same time, I am mindful of the aesthetic qualities of the forms I create and gravitate toward designs where the complex series of folds produces simple, elegant figures,” says Gieseking.
For more information about Gieseking’s work, visit http://rebecca.gieseking.us/, or contact Furman’s Department of Art at (864) 294-2074.