Exhibitions

UPCOMING:
New York University Abu Dhabi Institute, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
September – December, 2014

PAST:
making space
@ Google Venice Offices, Los Angeles
October 2013 – February 2014

Science + Art Residency:  Being Formed
@ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles
July – December, 2013

An Alternative Guide to the Universe
@ Hayward Gallery, London
June 11 – August 26, 2013

Out of Fashion
@ GL Holtegaard Museum, Copenhagen
April 2013 – Jan 2014

making space
@ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles
December 15, 2012 – June 29, 2013

Physics on the Fringe
@ Institute For Figuring, Los Angeles
April 14 – November 10, 2012

Mosely Snowflake Sponge Exhibition
@ The USC Libraries
September 20, 2012 – January 30, 2013

Midden Project
@ The New Children's Museum, San Diego, CA
October 15, 2011 –September 15, 2013

The Logic Alphabet of Shea Zellweger
@ The Museum of Jurassic Technology
Opening reception March 3, 2007 – March 3, 2012

IFF
@ The Walker Art Center
April 24 – September 29, 2009

Inventing Kindergarten
@ Art Center College of Design, Alyce de Roulet Williamson Gallery
October 13, 2006 – January 7, 2007

Hyperbolic Cactus Garden + Hyperbolic Kelp Garden
@ Fair Exhange, during the LA County Fair, Pomona Fairgrounds
September 8 – October 1, 2006

The Business Card Menger Sponge
@ Machine Project, Los Angeles
Los Angeles – August 26 – September 24, 2006

Crocheting the Hyperbolic Plane
@ Machine Project, Los Angeles
Los Angeles – July 2005

Philosophical Toys
@ Apex Art, New York
June/July 2005

Lithium Legs and Apocalyptic Photons
@ The Santa Monica Museum of Art
April 20 – June 9, 2002

 

Crochet Coral Reef Exhibitions

Hyperbolic: Reefs, Rubbish, and Reason
@ The Williamson Gallery, Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
June 6 – August 21, 2011

Crochet Reef
@ The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, Washington, DC
October 16, 2010 – April 24, 2011

Crochet Reef
@ The Science Gallery, Dublin
March 20, 2010 – June 11, 2010

The IFF "Bleached Reef"
@ The National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt, NYC
May 14, 2010 – January 9, 2011

Crochet Cactus Garden
Jackson Hole, WY
June 26 – September 28, 2009

Crochet Reef
Scottsdale, AZ
April 11 – July 11, 2009

Crochet Reef Show
@ Track 16 in Los Angeles
Jan 10 – Feb 28, 2009

New York and Chicago Reefs
Staten Island
Sept 27 – Dec 20, 2008

UK Reef Tour
Autumn 2008

Plastic Exploding Inevitable Reef
San Francisco
Sept 7 – Oct 3, 2008

Crochet Reef Symposium
@ Southbank Center
Friday June 13, 2008

Crochet Reef
London
June 11 – August 17, 2008

Crochet Reef
New York
April 6 – May 18, 2008

The Crochet Cactus Garden
@ The Wignall Museum, Chaffey College
January 29 – March 1, 2008

The Crochet Cactus Garden
@ The David Weinberg Gallery
October 26 – December 29, 2007

The Crochet Coral Reef
@ The Chicago Cultural Center
October 13 – December 16, 2007

The Crochet Coral Reef
@ The Andy Warhol Museum
March 11 – June 17, 2007

THE HYPERBOLIC CROCHET CORAL REEF - Showing in NEW YORK

Exhibition Dates: April 6 - May 18, 2008

In association with the New York Institute for the Humanities and the Steinhardt School at NYU, and arts>World Financial Center, the Crochet Reef is showing in Manhattan at two separate locations:

- Broadway Windows at NYU (corner of Broadway and East 10th Street)

- World Financial Center, Winter Garden (220 Vesey Street, Battery Park City)

Opening Reception: Sunday April 6th, 3-6pm at World Financial Center, Winter Garden (beside staircase)

Crochet Reef Symposium: Sunday April 20, 11am-3pm. NYIH will host a crochet reef symposium on pattern and peril in nature and art. Location: NYU Cantor Film Center, 38 E. 38th Street.

The Crochet Reef at Broadway Windows at NYU - Spring 2008. Elegant, old Grace Church is reflected in the glass, overlaying woolly wonders by Christine Wertheim, Cindy Bennish, Sarah Simons and Evelyn Hardin.

- Broadway Windows at NYU

In conjunction with the New York Institute of the Humanities and the Steinhardt School at NYU, a selection of the IFF's most complex and delicate sub-reefs will be on exhibition in the Broadway Windows space, across the road from historic Grace Church. The exhibition includes the Bleached Reef, the Branched Anemone Garden, and the Ladies Silurian Reef.

Location: Broadway Windows, at the corner of Broadway and E. 10th St.

The New York Reef and the Toxic Reef at the World Financial Center, Winter Garden. Above hangs the Rubbish Vortex by Helle Jorgensen and Dr Axt's pink psychadelic Reefer Madness.

- World Financial Center, Winter Garden (Battery Park City, NYC)

As a sister exhibition to the Broadway Windows site, a second exhibition will be on show at the World Financial Center, Winter Garden. On display here will be the IFF's yarn-and-plastic-extravaganza, the Toxic Reef. The Winter Garden show will mark the debut appearance of the Rubbish Vortex, crocheted entirely from plastic shopping bags by IFF Australian contributor Helle Jorgensen. On display will also be a large cloud of plastic jellyfish forms by Irish contributor Inga Hamilton, Cambrian Explosion forms by Aviva Alter, hyperbolic octopii by Helen Bernasconi, Reefer Madness forms by Dr Axt, plastic diatoms by Evelyn Hardin, and beaded hyperbolic marvels by Rebecca Peapples and Sue Von Ohlsen.

Location: World Financial Center, Winter Garden
220 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10281.

On exhibition at the Winter Garden show will also be the brand new New York Reef and the Chicago Reef - which will remain on display through August 31.

Left: Crochet plastic diatom form, with cable ties, by Evelyn Hardin. Middle and Right: Crochet plastic jelly-fish by Inga Hamilton.

In association with the NY exhibitions a number of events and activities are planned:

Sunday April 6, 3-6pm: Opening Reception hosted by arts>World Financial Center and the New York Institute for the Humanities.
IFF directors and reef co-creators Margaret and Christine Wertheim will give an informal talk about the origin and evolution of the Crochet Reef Project and its many-tentacled, ever-expanding manifestations around the world. Irish contributor Inga Hamilton and Australian contributor Helle Jorgensen will also be in attendance to discuss their amazing works and techniques.
Location: World Financial Center, Winter Garden (beside staircase)

Tuesday April 8, 6:30pm: Talk at the American Museum of Natural History.
IFF Director Margaret Wertheim will give a talk about the Crochet Reef Project, followed by a discussion with AMNH marine biologist Kate Holmes.

More information about this event can he seen at the AMNH website:
http://www.amnh.org/programs/programs.php?src=p_h&date=2008-04-08&event_id=847

Sunday April 20, 11am-3pm. Coral Reef Symposium at New York Institute for the Humanities.
The New York Institute for the Humanities will host a crochet reef related symposium on pattern and peril in nature and art.
Morning Session 11am-12:30: An evocation of hyperbolic geometry and other mathematical structures in nature, and a discussion of how such natural forms inspire artists and handicrafters.
Afternoon Session 1:30-3pm: A discussion about the biology of coral reefs and the grave threats they face from global warming and plastic trash.
Symposium participants include Crochet Reef co-creator Margaret Wertheim, Smithsonian coral reef expert Dr Nancy Knowlton, AMNH evolutionary biologist Dr Niles Eldredge, NYU biologist Dr Tyler Volk, and pattern artist extraordinaire Tara Donovan.
Location: NYU Cantor Film Center, 38 E. 38th Street.

More information about this event may be seen at the NYIH website:
http://nyih.as.nyu.edu/page/events

The Bleached Reef (with outliers by Heather McCarren, Helle Jorgensen, and Sarah Simons) will be on display at the Broadway Windows at NYU.

- The NYU Broadway Windows exhibition is supported by NYU's Sustainability Task Force and the Joanna S. and Dan Rose Foundation.

- The Winter Garden exhibition is co-presented by arts>World Financial Center, which is sponsored by American Express, Battery Park City Authority, Brookfield Properties, and Merrill Lynch.

- The Crochet Reef Project has been assisted by grants from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and by the Norton Family Foundation.

- Our very special thanks to Lawrence Weschler and Molly Sullivan at NYIH, Ruth Newman at Broadway Windows, and Karen Kitchen at arts>World Financial Center.