Forests Collapsed Upon Forests
MARTHA OTERO 2009
September 12 - November 7, 2009 New York based artist Jacob Hashimoto presents his most recent work Forest Collapsed Upon Forests. For this exhibition Hashimoto has built a site-specific installation comprised of hundreds of small, white, hand crafted, paper and wood kites that will hurtle over the wall, tumbling in a wave-like tangle into the gallery. Jacob Hashimoto will also be exhibiting seven new wall based, painting-like kite assemblages. The works are best defined as a kind of landscape basted abstraction referencing everything from American post-war abstraction, to 70’s pattern design, to hard-edged painting, and even postmodern 90’s slacker painting.