Heather Day: Keep Still at Hashimoto Contemporary

SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Keep Still, a solo exhibition of new works by Heather Day.

The California-based artist creates abstract paintings that are informed by sensory interpretations. Shifting between traveling and working in her studio, Day creates pieces that represent both profound and mundane situations. Her encompassing murals, spacious canvas paintings and intimate drawings read like handwriting—from one side to another.

The artist’s lexicon of marks is an evolving language; symbols meant to bridge the thoughts between what is known and how it is felt. Keep Still is a reflection on this process. Flooded acrylic pigment, intentionally rakish graphite marks, and torn paper - these new works are a study of the relationships found through consequential shifts in perspective.

Day writes, “There’s a rhythm. A deep breath that causes the paint to stray from the destined route. Using the limitations of the body, there’s an emotional blur of concrete moments that take up space and time.”

Please join us for Keep Still, opening Saturday, May 5 with an evening reception from 6pm - 9pm where the artist will be in attendance. In collaboration with Juxtapoz Magazine, the gallery will host an artist talk on Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 pm. The exhibition will be on view through May 26. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at info@hashimotocontemporary.com


Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.


Heather Day lives and works in San Francisco, California. Day received a BFA from The Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) on the Presidential Scholarship in Baltimore. The artist’s work has been shown at the Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Art on Paper Fair NYC, Bedford Gallery and will be in a group exhibition at The Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in June. Her work can be found in the collections of Facebook, JCREW, The Ritz-Carlton, AirBNB, Snapchat, Dropbox, Warner Brothers, YouTube and The Chicago Philharmonic Orchestra.