Review of Artist Jacob Hashimoto at Crow Museum of Asian Art
When you first walk into the room with Jacob’s [installation], titled Clouds and Chaos, you see his site specific installation of kites. They are positioned up high to resemble clouds and wrap around the room.
“This exhibition’s central work, Nuvole (2006-2018) — which literally means clouds — explores these formal traditions and looks at how clouds can function as divisions of space while still serving as the apotheosis of ethereal formlessness.” - source Crowcollection.org
It’s really an experience to stand under his installation; you do get a sense of something bigger than yourself, which leaves you with an awe-inspiring feeling. It is a space where you could stand in for hours and lose track of time with the meditative vibe of the work.
More of his work is in a smaller room [located on the floor below the installation] and is equally fantastic. Just seeing the kites up close and how they all work together to form the final piece is amazing. They have an organic feel with each piece imperative to the final result.
“Nuvole is joined by a selection of Hashimoto’s woodblock and intaglio works in Gallery IV. Created over the last three years in collaboration with Durham Press in Pennsylvania, these works are now being exhibited for the first time in a U.S. museum. They are combined with several wall works from the artist’s own collection.” - source Crowcollection.org
This exhibit is not one to miss. Trust me, you will regret not seeing Hashimoto’s work in person…
Jacob Hashimoto was born in Greeley, Colorado in 1973 and is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He lives and works in Queens, New York. Hashimoto has been featured in solo museum exhibitions at MOCA Paciﬁc Design Center in Los Angeles, MACRO – Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Schauwerk Sindleﬁngen in Germany, and the Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art in Finland. He has also had solo shows at Mary Boone Gallery in New York, Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago, Studio la Città in Verona, Galerie Forsblom in Helsinki, Anglim Gilbert Gallery in San Francisco, and Leila Heller Gallery in Dubai, among others. His work is in the collections of LACMA – Los Angeles County Museum of Art, EMMA – Saastamoinen Foundation, Schauwerk Sindelﬁngen, The California Endowment, and numerous other public collections. - source Crowcollection.org
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