Featuring nine new wall-mounted sculptural works, the exhibition highlights Hashimoto’s continued exploration of the intertwined traditions of landscape painting, handicraft, and modernist abstraction. From the artist’s densely layered compositions of elaborately patterned bamboo-and-paper kites, kaleidoscopic images emerge that reference virtual space, natural environments, and the cosmos.
A resolutely interdisciplinary artist, Hashimoto’s practice spans painting, sculpture, printmaking, and installation. His works often respond to memories and experiences of specific sites, in particular where nature and civilization coalesce. For Hashimoto, the intensely laborious process that goes into creating his works from hundreds of handmade kites is a crucial component of their meditative, experiential quality, inviting contemplations of scale at both the micro and macro register.