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Prismatic Menagerie

Origami-inspired sculptures made by Hacer

Sat, Jun 1st 2024 - Sun, Jun 1st 2025
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Sat, Jun 1st 2024 - Sun, Jun 1st 2025
The Center Sculpture Pad
Presented by:

National Museum of Wildlife Art

Prismatic Menagerie
Origami-inspired sculptures made by Hacer
Opening June 1st, 2024 

We are adding a bold pop of color to the Cache Street corridor this summer! 

Take a wander on the wild side and explore the Prismatic Menagerie from the National Museum of Wildlife Art to the Center for the Arts—it’s a straight shot down Cache Street/Hwy 89. With seven bold origami-inspired sculptures, this exciting outdoor exhibition brings Hacer’s work to Jackson through a collaboration between two of Jackson’s impactful art institutions. His installation at the Museum includes six sculptures (a bear, a rabbit, a coyote, and three bison). The exhibition at The Center will host Bixby, a magenta elephant located on the Cache Street Sculpture Pad.

The artist known as Hacer, which in Spanish is the verb meaning “to make,” creates sculptures from steel, which he appears to seamlessly fold into various abstractions and animal forms. His animals, including bears, rabbits, and an even more fantastical Pegasus, take their shape from origami, an artform that originated in East Asia, which Hacer became fascinated with in childhood. He was seven years old and living in a foster home when he first heard the story of Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes, by Eleanor Coerr. His determination to become a sculptor and develop his technique came after seeing the innovative sculptures of the well-known artist Alexander Calder. Hacer learned firsthand about experimenting with form and color while fabricating works for Jeff Koons and Ellsworth Kelly.


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