A Fold in Time/ MIT's Martin & Erik Demaine

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Presented by Duncan McClellan Gallery at Duncan McClellan Gallery, St. Petersburg FL

Aug 10 2019
A Fold in Time/ MIT's Martin & Erik Demaine

This is a rare chance to see the Demain’s give a talk followed by a blindfolded Glass Blowing demonstration!

Special Artwork Exhibition with MIT’s Martin and Erik Demaine
Saturday, August 10,
5:30-8pm: Public slide/video followed by blindfolded glass blowing demonstration with Martin and Erik Demaine
9-9:30pm: Live jazz with the Henry Ashwood Jazz project
Free Admission.
The Demaine will display a body of new works at the gallery for their exhibit “A Fold in Time”,  opening at the Duncan Mcclellan Gallery Saturday, August 10th.
Here’s what they have to see about this new work:
“This work focuses on new ways to combine folded paper and hand-blown glass in a kind of “ship in a bottle”.  Paper and glass are two mediums that we enjoy and are distinctly different in concept: while we touch paper to fold it, glass is hot and normally not touched.  To make the two materials more compatible, we have made some of these glass forms blindfolded, relying almost entirely on touch.

In our most recent work, we print patterns onto the paper before folding and combining with glass.

Some of the Destructors series is on exhibit at the MFA.  At the DM Gallery, we are exhibiting for the first time a new way to combine Destructors with glass.  We crizzle and crack (a form of destruction) the glass by pouring water inside the glass while it is hot.  The temperature shock causes cracks on the inner surface, forming destruction.  The paper inside the glass has The Destructors short story, and together the paper and glass are \\\”destroyed\\\” into a new sculpture.

Another unusual pattern printed onto paper is made by pouring/dripping hot glass onto paper to burn the paper in a “pyroprint”, thus combining hot glass with paper in two different ways; see the video:

Other current work that we are excited about includes designing art fonts that incorporate scientific research or unsolved problems.  For example, some fonts relate directly to glass blowing (glass “squishing” font,, and glass cane font, while other fonts relate directly to paper folding.
On Sunday, at the MFA St. Petersburg, Marty and Eric will be the guests for their Marley Room series.


Free Admission

Contact: 855-436-4527

Email: mary@dmglass.com



  • Martin and Erik Demaine explore the science of art and play.


Duncan McClellan Gallery

2342 Emerson Avenue South, St. Petersburg, FL 33712


    • Closed Caption
    • Sign Language
    • Wheelchair Access

Low vision tactile tour and Sign Language interpreter can be made available by prior arrangement.

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