Throughout the history of Asian art, clouds have served many functions: as framing devices, interstitial motifs and as compositional boundaries. Hashimoto’s forthcoming central work, Nuvole — which means “clouds” — explores how clouds can function as divisions of space while remaining the apotheosis of ethereal formlessness. This new site-specific sculpture, which will weave around the gallery and over major works from the museum’s collection, shows how much can be found in both the intricate detail of minute components and the large-scale meanings that can result from their accumulation. Nuvole is joined by a selection of Hashimoto’s latest woodblock prints, exhibited for the first time in a U.S. museum.
A Colorado native, Jacob Hashimoto lives and works in New York. His work has been featured in solo museum exhibitions and gallery exhibitions throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Los Angeles, Rome, Venice, Germany and Finland, and his work is in the collections of Los Angeles County Museum of Art, EMMA - Saastamoinen Foundation (Helsinki), Schauwerk Sindelﬁngen (Germany), The California Endowment and in numerous other public collections.
The exhibition runs Sept. 28, 2018-Apr. 7, 2019.