18 Mar 2019 / 05 Oct 2018

SITElab 11: Jacob Hashimoto: The Dark Isn't The Thing to Worry About

 SITE Santa Fe presents a solo exhibition by New York-based artist Jacob Hashimoto from October 5, 2018 – March 18, 2019. This exhibition features a range of new and recent works as well as a site-specific installation that integrates SITElab’s unique architecture.  The exhibition, entitled The Dark Isn’t The Thing To Worry About, explores the balance of the natural world, and Hashimoto’s longtime fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture, abstraction and landscape. Exploring these intersections, Hashimoto creates distinctive works comprising hundreds of bamboo and paper elements strung together and suspended, forming complex layered compositions.His accretive works reference video games, virtual environments, and cosmology, while remaining deeply rooted in art-historical traditions, notably landscape-based abstraction, modernism, and handcraft.

Central to the exhibition is an immersive installation made of brightly colored, and intricately patterned handmade Japanese rice paper “kites.” Clustered together in a cloud-like canopy suspended from the ceiling are layers of white, black, red, and yellow geometric tiles interspersed with bold and multi-colored patterns. Cured with resin, each piece is rich with a density and luster akin to encaustic or stained-glass, transforming the dynamic triangular space of the SITElab gallery.

Jacob Hashimoto Is generously supported by Karen & Steve Berkowitz and the patrons of SITE Forum.

About Jacob Hashimoto:

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 Ossining, New York. Hashimoto has been featured in solo museum exhibitions at MoCA Pacific Design Center in Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome, Fondazione Querini Stampalia in Venice, 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, EMMA – Saastamoinen Foundation, Schauwerk Sindelfingen, The California Endowment, and numerous other public and private collections.

About SITElab:

SITElab is an experimental exhibition series presented in a newly configured gallery space located off the lobby of SITE’s building. SITElab showcases new directions in the work of established and emerging artists and feature new works out of artists’ studios, experimental, interdisciplinary, and community-based projects. Jacob Hashimoto: The Dark isn’t the Thing to Worry About is the eleventh exhibition in the SITElab series.