Matt Shlian Exhibit

May 6, 2016

Matt Shlian, a paper engineer rooted in book arts, print media and design, brings his traveling to theLSU Student Union Art Gallery from April 15- May 24, 2016. The exhibit is free & open to everyone.

Through the exhibit, Shlian explores how fine
art, design, math and science relate to each
other. Shlian allows his work to evolve on its own by beginning with an initial fold-a single action that then causes a transfer of energy to subsequent folds-that ultimately manifest in his drawings and three-dimensional forms.
Shlian also uses his engineering skills to create kinetic sculpture, collaborating with scientists at the University of Michigan. While researchers see paper engineering as a metaphor for scientific principles, he sees their inquiry as a basis for artistic inspiration, according to Shlian.

The Gallery is located in the LSU Student Union, on the second floor, across the center lobby from the Tiger Lair Food Court, next to the Information Center. The gallery is open Monday- Friday 9:00 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.  The gallery is free and open to the public.  Parking for the Union Art Gallery is available at Union Square in the parking garage behind Barnes and Noble.