WUHO Gallery will present Folded Landscapes on Saturday December 9th from 8:30am-3:00pm. In this workshop students will first learn the basics of the Miura folding pattern, developed as a method of folding large satellite arrays into the space shuttle to be easily unfolded and deployed once in space.
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 at 8:30am-3:00pm
6518 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
The Miura pattern, along with its variations, will be applied to large flat sheets of paper of the students’ own design, creating a three dimensional ‘landscape’. Techniques will also be taught to apply color to the paper in a loose process, echoing the complexity of a naturally formed environment. The piece will move from plane to terrain and from terrain into territory as the grid created by the folding pattern begins to delineate space within the otherwise ambiguous landscape of the paper. As a final layer, students will take an objective look at the landscape and territory that they have created and take steps to map and define the space through drawing and line work.
The workshop will take place during the day at WUHO Gallery in Hollywood and the work will be hung at the end of the workshop to be displayed in conjunction with the opening of the show There is Only One Paul R. Williams: A Portrait by Janna Ireland the same evening. Workshop materials will be supplied including paper, paints, pens and hanging materials along with transport between the gallery and Woodbury University.
About the Artist
The work of Los Angeles-based artist Jeff Morrical incorporates single sheet paper sculptures shaped by folds and gravity. With a background in architecture, finding form, structure and pattern in everyday materials has always been a driving force in his work. He uses drafting software to design 2-dimensional patterns and graphics on large custom sheets of paper that correspond with the 3-dimensional forms created through the folding process. This synthesis of patterns and folds results in light and whimsical paper forms that take on a life of their own.
Located on the iconic Hollywood Boulevard Walk of Fame, the Woodbury University Hollywood gallery (WUHO) provides a welcoming space for multi-disciplinary, boundary-crossing collaboration that supports the study and practice of the design disciplines. WUHO is committed to hosting exhibitions that reposition important voices in architecture and design often overlooked by mainstream sources. In a city that notably does not have a permanent architecture collection in any of its major museums, WUHO provides a venue for emerging designers who would not otherwise have an opportunity to publicly display work. Woodbury University has occupied this 7500 square foot storefront and studio space since 1995 and provides free gallery programming throughout the year.