- Times: From: 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
- From: June 24, 2017 to July 8, 2017
- Admission: Free
- Location: Index Art Center
- Address: 237 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 07102
'Porifera' is a solo exhibition of artwork by Amanda Thackray. Inspired by the relationship that scientists and researchers pursue with nature, Profera 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 pourous, 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. Index Art Center was established in May 2009 with a mission to help strengthen and revitalize Newark’s emerging art scene. They wish to create an environment where the local community and artists of all media can come together and take part in a unique dialogue, one which affirms Newark as a center for contemporary art. Index Art Center is located at 237 Washington Street, Newark, New Jersey near the corner of Market Street. It is easily accessible by car, The PATH and NJ Transit. Hours are Thursdays 6 to 9pm, Fridays and Saturdays 1 – 4pm and by appointment. Admission is free and open to the public.