PORIFERA – an installation inspired by the Venus’ flower basket sea sponge

Currently installed at Index Art Center, 237 Washington St, Newark, New Jersey 07102

Closing Reception, July 21, 6-8pm

Index Art Center is pleased to present “Porifera,” a solo exhibition of artwork by Amanda Thackray. Inspired by the relationship that scientists and researchers pursue with nature, Porfera is an amalgamation of fantastical narratives of sea sponges that spin cold, flexible glass, lizards that re-grow limbs, and the desire to understand and borrow. A mixed-media installation of twine dipped in abaca fiber, Porifera hangs from the sky tethered by decorative chains, and grows forward as a prosthetic tunnel. At once, the abaca is taut like a skin, yet porous, revealing thousands of tiny granules winding within.

Porifera is funded in part by the Purchase College Part Time Teaching Support Award, provided by faculty development funds from Emily and Eugene Grant.

See facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1906190002968717/





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