Jacob Hashimoto

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Earlier this month, artist Jacob Hashimoto opened an exhibition of new wall-mounted works at the Mary Boone Gallery in New York City. Hashimoto’s works are positioned somewhere between sculpture and painting, each piece being comprised of numerous tiny paper and bamboo elements constructed according to Japanese kite forms. Each individual kite-form is painted and collaged with images, and together they form one unifying composition. This month, Artforum features a review of the artist’s work from an exhibition with Studio La Citta in Verona, Italy (2006). Hashimoto is a graduate of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and currently lives and works in New York City and Verona, Italy. In 2005, the artist exhibited “Superabundant Atmosphere” with the Rice Gallery in Houston and “Skip Skitter Start Trip Vault Bounce – and other attempts at flight” with Rhona Hoffman Gallery in Chicago. Hashimoto’s latest exhibition was reviewed in last week’s The New York Sun (Jan. 11, 2007).

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