JACOB HASHIMOTO “THE FIRST KNOWN MAP OF THE MOON”

NEWSText: Aya Shomura

The First Known Map of the Moon, 2016, paper, bamboo, acrylic, wood, and Dacron © Jacob Hashimoto

The First Known Map of the Moon, 2016, paper, bamboo, acrylic, wood, and Dacron © Jacob Hashimoto

Jacob Hashimoto the artist’s solo exhibition “The First Known Map of The Moon” started at Mary Boone Gallery located in 5th Avenue New York. His works – occupying a place between painting and sculpture – bear resemblance to models of a complex planetary system.

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For this exhibition, Hashimoto builds on this correlation to meditate on mankind’s enduring fascination with creating order of the world. The quest for knowledge represented in ancient celestial maps and bygone charts of the unknown serve as inspiration for new imagery and a new color palette.

He presents a new installation work, a ten by seven-foot square hanging column of resin-saturated paper modules. This medium – and its enduring physicality – represents a departure from earlier large-scale works, while the architectural volume defined by the translucent discs recalls his acclaimed 2014 installations for Moca Pacific Design Center.

Jacob Hashimoto “The First Known Map of The Moon”
Date: September 8th – October 29th, 2016
Opening hours: 10:00 – 18:00 (Till 17:00 on Saturday)
Closed on Sunday and Monday
Place: Mary Boone Gallery
Address: 745 5th Avenue New York, NY 10151
Tel: +1 (212) 752 2929
http://www.maryboonegallery.com

Text: Aya Shomura

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