“Experimental Paper Objects” featured at next TIMA exhibition


“‘brane, 2014” by Martha Lewis

The Tides Institute & Museum of Art (TIMA) is pleased to announce the opening reception for the next exhibition, “Do not fold, spindle or mutilate: experimental paper objects,” by Martha Lewis on Friday, August 22, from 4 to 7 p.m., with an artist talk at 6 p.m. Lewis’ works explore the kinetic and dimensional possibilities of paper, blurring the boundaries between drawing and sculpture and using simple and analog materials such as pencil, paper, office supplies, string and packing materials. She draws from such varied sources as architectural drawings, mechanical diagrams, various outdated technologies, the sciences, including geology, astronomy, physics, mathematics, and maps, and explanatory diagrams of all stripes and persuasions. Past exhibition venues include the deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, MA; Modern Art Oxford, UK; and The Tricycle Gallery, London.

Lewis is also the August artist-in-residence at TIMA’s StudioWorks facility in downtown Eastport. In this role, she’ll lead a free workshop titled “Weed Crush Diary!” in which participants aged 9 and up will have a chance to collect impressions and rubbings of plants in repurposed books. The workshop, which has limited enrollment, will take place Wednesday, August 13 at 1 p.m., at Peavey Memorial Library in Eastport. To sign up, call the library at (207) 853-4021.

To conclude her residency, Lewis will give a slide-illustrated talk about her work at 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 27, at StudioWorks, 48 Water Street, Eastport.
The exhibition at TIMA will remain on view through September 14. TIMA is located at 43 Water Street, Eastport, Maine, and is open Tuesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, please visit tidesinstitute.org or call (207) 853-4047.