Jacob Hashimoto, "The Dark Isn't the Thing to Worry About," 2017-2018, bamboo, resin, UV ink prints, paper, wood, acrylic, and Dacron, dimensions variable. Installed at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. Photo: Michael Tropea.
10 Mar 2019 / 05 Oct 2018

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

Jacob Hashimoto uses traditional kite-making techniques to create distinctive works comprised of hundreds of bamboo and paper elements strung together and suspended between parallel dowels to form fragmented and layered elds. These works express Hashimoto’s longtime fascination with the intersections of painting and sculpture, abstraction and landscape. Hashimoto’s working method is very open-ended, allowing him to sample art-historical references, icons of the every-day, and mismatched narratives within each composition. In this new SITElab exhibition Hashimoto will create a new site- specific large scale installation responding to the SITElab’s unique triangular space.

Jacob Hoshimoto is generously supported by Karen and Steve Berkowitz and the patrons of SITE Forum.


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 features new works out of artists’ studios, as well as experimental, interdisciplinary, and community-based projects.