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Spotlight: Stencil Exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary
Eelus

Eelus

April 6th - April 27th, 2019

NEW YORK CITY - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Spotlight: Stencil, a group exhibition surveying contemporary stencil art. The exhibition features an international roster of artists who push the boundaries of the medium both inside and outside the studio.

Eelus is a UK based mural artist and screen printer. An early member of the street-art bastion Pictures on Walls, Eelus is a contemporary of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, Hush, and many more working in stencils.

Jana & JS are an Austro-French duo whose work merge their shared passion for photography and urban environments. Inspired by the city, its architecture and inhabitants, their work focuses on urban landscapes, portraits and details of architecture.

Joe Lurato,

Joe Lurato,

Joe Iurato is a multidisciplinary artist whose works are built on a foundation of stencils and aerosol. Falling somewhere in between simplistic and photorealistic, his multi-layer stencils offer a distinctly clean and illustrative aesthetic.

Mando Marie

Mando Marie

Mando Marie is known for her graphic work, which uses images of tales and repetition of motifs to inform the compositions of her paintings. Her works play with elements of both the spooky and nostalgia.

OakOak is an anonymous artist who transforms everyday objects, utilizing them for his cleverly placed imagery, creating works that are a combination of humor and urban poetry.

Oak Oak

Oak Oak

Penny finds inspiration in everyday objects and often overlooked ephemera, but currency is the most prominent recurring theme in his work. He has received global critical acclaim for his hand cut, extremely detailed stencil work.

This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, April 27th. A limited edition 7-layer screen print titled Red Dress by Eelus is scheduled to be released in conjunction with the exhibition and will be available in person at the opening. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email nyc@hashimotocontemporary.com

Laura Berger : Sentient at Hashimoto Contemporary

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Sentient - the inaugural solo exhibition by Chicago-based artist Laura Berger. Utilizing her signature glyphic style, she explores connectivity and community in her new body of work.

Concise female figures commune, dance and support one another in Berger’s acrylic on panel paintings. Each character is at once an individual totem and an integral piece of a larger composition upholding the communities created within each of Berger’s paintings.

Shadowy echos of figures mirror their more vivid counterparts, evoking a sense of history and unity as in Next Life, pictured above. These ghostly apparitions seem to lend their support and serve as a reminder of past generations.

The new paintings created for Sentient are energized with more vivid and fiery tones, eliciting a sense of power and energy. Berger’s minimalist paintings are imbued with a deep reverence for community and togetherness paired with a perceptive sensitivity that emanates hope.

Please join us for Sentient, opening Saturday, December 1st with an evening reception from 6pm-9pm, where the artist will be in attendance.

This exhibition is on view December 2 through 24. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at sf@hashimotocontemporary.com

"Preludes", a solo exhibition by Helice Wen

Spoke Art San Francisco is pleased to present Preludes, a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based artist Helice Wen. For her second solo exhibition with the gallery, Wen will exhibit new drawings, paintings and photographs exploring the patterns of everyday life.

“In music, the prelude is an introductory piece; the smaller motif that will appear repeatedly through the whole act,” Helice Wen explains. Creating a visual prelude, Wen introduces the viewer to patterns throughout her everyday life. From the wink of a candle to the unfurling of a flower and its eventual death, the artist explores the beauty of these small, fleeting moments that can be overlooked.

Incorporating her traditional training in Chinese watercolor and calligraphy, Wen’s work displays both a tightly controlled command of her medium alongside fluid and serendipitous mark making. Exhibiting her photographs for the first time, we are given a behind the scenes view into Wen’s artistic process. The artist’s widely varied practice from carefully photographing her subjects to delicate drawings and richly colored paintings offer the viewer a small glimpse into intimate moments and recollections of memories.

Please join us for preludes, opening Saturday, September 8th, with an opening night reception from 6pm - 9pm. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, September 29th. The artist will be in attendance at the opening reception and there will be an exclusive giveaway print for the first 50 attendees. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spoke-art.com or visit our website at spoke- art.com.

"Old Enough to Remember" by Hoxxoh at First Amendment Gallery

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - First Amendment Gallery is proud to present Old Enough To Remember, a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist Hoxxoh opening Saturday, September 8th at 7pm. The exhibition features over 30 works created using self-designed painting mechanisms which obscure process and intention. The finished pieces contain visually striking abstract patterns, revealing little about their nature or creation.

Hoxxoh’s innovative technique departs from previous works and is incredibly difficult to imitate. This technique involves instruments like pendulums, spray cans, and dustpans, which allow each painting to develop its own life beyond his direct intervention. This process requires Hoxxoh to withdraw and let it run its course, which can make or break the final piece. Each piece stands alone as a finished work of art, but contain the story of their creation, creator, and his tools.

Douglas Hoekzema, AKA Hoxxoh, is a Miami. FL-based artist. He’s exhibited work at First Amendment Gallery in San Francisco, Superchief Gallery x Hieronymus Gallery in Akron, Ohio, and Galerie Loft du 34 in Paris, France. His work was also in the 2017 Juxtapoz Clubhouse in MIami, FL, and has completed murals around the world.  

Old Enough To Remember a solo exhibition by Hoxxoh will be on view through Friday, September 28th at First Amendment Gallery located at 1000 Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco.  Gallery hours are Wednesday to Saturday, 11-6pm.  To receive a preview of the exhibition contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com

Ravi Zupa : “Riches”

SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Riches, a highly anticipated solo exhibition of new works by Colorado-based artist Ravi Zupa.

Drawing inspiration from from printmakers of the German Renaissance like Hans Holbein and Albrecht Durer, Riches is at once a celebration of and departure from classical painting and printmaking techniques. In his signature style, Zupa combines Eastern and Western religious imagery to create a unique universe of historic characters and anthropomorphic creatures.

Taking cues from Renaissance portraiture and Eastern iconography, Zupa creates a personal mythology which straddles cultures. Much of the work composing Riches features small, often enigmatic scenes that highlight a need, motivation or aspect of modern life. These scenes are described by the iconic bird-pot characters lifted from the odd, surreal works of Hieronymus Bosch and Bruegel the Elder.

Please join us for Riches, opening Saturday, August 4 with an evening reception from 6pm - 10pm. The exhibition will be on view until Saturday, August 25. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at info@hashimotocontemporary.com

804 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 • info@hashimotocontemporary.com • 415.655.9265

ABOUT THE GALLERY

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.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Ravi Zupa is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist. He has worked as teacher, animator and music- video director. His work has been exhibited internationally in galleries and art fairs, including at Shepard Fairey’s Subliminal Projects in Los Angeles and at Lazarides in the United Kingdom.

Kate Klingbeil : “Pith” at Hashimoto Contentemporary

Kate Klingbeil : “Pith” July 7 - 28, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Pith, a solo exhibition featuring new painting and sculptural work by emerging artist Kate Klingbeil.

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Klingbeil’s debut exhibition with the gallery explores themes of sexuality, resilience, the shadow self, heartbreak and healing. The unique, meticulously crafted relief paintings of Pith create a dreamscape in which a female protagonist explores her body both as figure and ground. The works at once point to and attempt to reclaim the cultural lens through which the female body is experienced.

Klingbeil’s thick, sumptuous works of layered acrylic paint offer a uniquely vulnerable yet spirited vantage point into the artist’s experience with Hashimoto’s Disease. Dotted with butterflies and pill bottles, Pith’s unfiltered, holistic glimpse into life with an autoimmune disease does away with depictions of sick women as one-sided, leading lives largely dominated by their illness. Klingbeil invites the viewer to experience the complexity and nuance of the female experience and what it means to create a reality in which healing is not only the goal, but every step of the journey.

Please join us for Pith, opening July 7th with an evening reception from 6pm - 9pm where the artist will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view through July 28. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at info@hashimotocontemporary.com

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Based in Brooklyn, New York, Kate Klingbeil’s background in traditional printmaking techniques informs her unique signature style of thick, sculptural painting. Using cake decorating tools and palate knives to create sumptuous reliefs, Klingbeil’s work tackles themes of food, femininity, human sexuality, pain, and healing. A skillful composer, Klingbeil’s interest in the human form imitates the lens through which women experience their bodies, using the body both as landscape and figure.

Jeffrey Cheung: “In Unity” at Hashimoto Contemporary

SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present In Unity, an exhibition featuring new paintings and works on paper by Jeffrey Cheung.

Based in Oakland, CA, Cheung returns to Hashimoto Contemporary for his second solo show with the gallery. Cheung’s bright, joyful works investigate themes of queerness, identity, and intersectionality through bold colors and intertwining figures.

The smiling, androgynous characters at play in Cheung’s brightly colored paintings invite the viewer to discard notions of gender. As many of the figures kiss, hold, and embrace each other, boundaries between bodies become obscured begging the question ‘where do I end and you begin?’ The result is an exuberant, body-positive unification of forms, a celebration of queer joy and non-binary identities.

Cheung’s simplistic rendering of gender nonspecific bodies offers a witty yet loving rejoinder to the heteronormative male gaze frequently observed in erotic artwork, creating a more inclusive and accessible entry point for all.

June 2 - 23, 2018

“One Trick” a solo exhibition by Mando Marie

First Amendment Gallery is pleased to announce “One Trick” a solo exhibition by Mando Marie. Amanda Marie also known by her artist moniker 'Mando Marie' born 1981, is an American painter formerly based in Colorado, and currently based in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Mando exhibits in both the United States and Europe. She trained at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and is best known for her work as a stencilist, including large scale street art designs.

Amanda Marie uses graphic stencils and images redolent of 'Golden Age' storybook imagery. She frequently features the signature characters of a young boy and girl. In 2012, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art held a solo exhibition of her work and noted that these stylised figures: "seem to have been lifted from the pages of a mid-twentieth century children’s book and have traded the protective home of childhood nostalgia for a slightly more adventurous and unsettling world, somewhere between dream and reality”. Alongside recurring graphic themes of children and animals, she favors twin, repeated or mirrored imagery, developed with multiple uses of the same stencil on the artwork.

Her street art and outdoor paintings and murals incorporate the same primary technique of stencil painting on a large scale. In gallery, museum or other indoor exhibitions, she typically creates artworks using aerosol paint, acrylic and sewing pattern paper, on watercolor paper, canvas, or wood. She also uses screen printing technique and gel transfers. For outdoor work, the dominant materials are aerosol and acrylic.

The opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, June 22nd at 12pm. The gallery is located on 6th St. and Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco. To receive a preview of the exhibition before the opening on June 2nd please contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com.

“Marie’s work is widely known for repeated or mirrored imagery by using hand-drawn and hand-cut stencils. American, but now based in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Marie continues to present her work with recurring themes of children, animals, flora, and ghosts, with a particular sense of strength in youthful innocence and a hint of the oddly eerie.” 
- Anna Suzy Lee (Daelim Museum Director, Seoul, South Korea) 

“Amanda Marie is a true original. Her ever-present subject matter – animals, children, and everyday objects – walks a fine line between 1950’s nostalgia and unnerving narratives that call into question our own memories and interpretations of childhood. She does this with a beautiful blend of humor and pathos.” 
-Quote from Jill Hartz, Executive Director - Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, Eugene, Oregon

ALGORITHM: A solo exhibition by Scott Listfield

Spoke SF is pleased to present ALGORITHM, a solo exhibition by Massachusetts-based painter Scott Listfield. The new series continues the saga of Listfield’s central protagonist, a lone astronaut navigating the post-apocalyptic landscape of San Francisco and Silicon Valley.

Listfield’s latest body of oil paintings are set in a world populated by drones, self- driving vehicles, and robots. The work presents a derelict aftermath, inviting the view to consider a cityscape overrun by technology and devoid of human life.

The work is critical of the ways in which we interface with an ever-changing technological landscape. Examining this pivotal moment in time, Listfield ponders, “Just because we can do something, does that mean we should?” What is technology without the human component? And what kind of problems are we solving?”

Please join us for ALGORITHM, opening Saturday, June 2nd, with an opening night reception from 6pm - 9pm where the artist will be present and the first 50 attendees will receive an exclusive, complimentary print. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, June 23rd. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spoke-art.com.

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

ABOUT THE GALLERY

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.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

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.

12 x 12 Exhibition at Spoke Art

Spoke Art is pleased to present 12 x 12, a group dynamic exhibition featuring over 50 local and international artists working in a 12 x 12 format. We challenged some of our favorite artists to work within a 12 x 12 inch space and left the rest up to them. The result is a stunning display of the endless possibilities contained within the bounds of the composition.

Working in a variety of media including painting, embroidery, sculpture and beyond, each artist presents their unique style while adhering to the size parameters. Figures, landscapes and abstract forms dwell in each piece, inviting the viewer into the realm contained in each work.

Please join us for 12 x 12, opening Saturday, May 5th, with an opening night reception from 6pm - 9pm. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, May 26th. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spoke-art.com.

Participating artists include:
Peter Adamyan | Seth Armstrong | Glenn Arthur | Bagger 43 | Raul Barquet | Laura Berger | Jonathan Bergeron | Robert Bowen | Lauren Brevner | Leilani Bustamente | Adam Caldwell | David Choong Lee | Sam Wolfe Connelly | Deangus | Jason Edmiston | Alex Garant | Ken Garduno | Serge Gay Jr. | Abigail Goldman | Greg Gossel | Caitlin Hackett | Happy D | Jessica Hess | Christine Aria Hostetler | Eliza Ivanova | Aaron Jasinski | Yumiko Kayukawa | Susannah Kelly | Caia Koopman | So Youn Lee | Adam Lister | Sergio Lopez | Amanda Lynn | Sean Mahan | Nimit Malavia | Ryan Malley | JP Neang | Jeany Ngo | Nicomi Nix Turner | Gage Opdenbrow | Daryll Pierce | Rich Pellegrino | Neil Perry | Kevin Peterson | Mwanel Pierre-Louis | Ferris Plock | Dan Quintana | Carlos Ramirez | Allison Reimold | Ximena Rendon | Mike Shine | Jessica So Ren Tang | Amliv Sotomayor | Deth P Sun | Miranda Tacchia | Kelly Tunstall | Ricky Watts | Casey Weldon

(above image by Laura Berger)

"Reading Between the Lines" at Hashimoto Contemporary

SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Reading Between the Lines, a group show curated by Anna Valdez. The exhibition features a dynamic roster of artists from the Bay Area and beyond, each connected through their work’s emblematic nature.

Reading Between the Lines surveys the contemporary artist’s use of language and symbol systems in their work to convey a particular way of seeing. Whether referencing the domestic space, the figure or through process driven work, each of these artists reference cultural ideologies to connect the viewer to their particular experiences of art production.

FEATURED ARTISTS

Alexis Arnold, Jonathan Chapline, Andy Decola, Leah Guadagnoli, Catherine Haggarty, Cathy Lu, Dan Perkins, Emil Robinson, Kaley Flowers, Meghan Jean Kinder, Paul Gagner, Polly Allison Shindler, Steven Vasquez Lopez, Sharona Eliassaft.

Please join us for Reading Between the Lines, opening Saturday, April 7 with an evening reception from 6pm - 9pm. The exhibition will be on view through April 28. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at info@hashimotocontemporary.com

804 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109 • hashimotocontemporary.com • (415) 655-9265

WHERE:
Hashimoto Contemporary 804 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

WHEN:
Opening night reception: Saturday, April 7, 6pm-9pm Show on view through Saturday, April 28

ABOUT THE GALLERY:

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.

ABOUT THE CURATOR:

As a visual artist with an academic background in anthropology, and video, Anna Valdez views artists as cultural producers. In her work, she attempts to combine these practices into a specific investigation that cultivates not only personal identity, but also cultural meaning.

She received her MFA in painting from Boston University in 2013. Her work has been exhibited in museums and galleries across the United States and Canada.

Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue at Spoke Art

Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue

a solo show by Chuck Sperry

April 7 - 28, 2018

Spoke SF is pleased to present Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue, a solo exhibition by the prolific San Francisco-based artist and master screen printer Chuck Sperry. For his third solo exhibition with Spoke Art, Sperry has created a verdant garden of new work tended by his signature shimmering muses.

Informed by art historical figures such as Gustave Moreau and William Morris, combined with the poetry of P.B. Shelley, Greek Mythology and his home in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood of San Francisco, Chuck Sperry has cultivated a distinct style brimming with exuberance and energy. Combined with his masterful printing expertise, Sperry creates ethereal and psychedelically saturated screen prints that draw crowds and dedicated fans around the world.

Creating work for musicians such as The Who, Patti Smith and The Black Keys in addition to his fine art screen prints on panel, Chuck Sperry has also used his artwork for social activism and change. The artist describes his political participation - “Freedom of Speech is our most powerful weapon, and it’s a driving force in my art.”

Please join us for Heaven of Many a Tangled Hue, opening Saturday, April 7th, with an opening night reception from 4pm - 9pm where the artist will be present. All sales will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis with limits per customer. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, April 28th. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spoke-art.com.

"The Horror Vacui" and "Lately" at First Amendment Gallery

Two new exhibitions are on view at First Amendment Gallery: "The Horror Vacui" and "Lately".  "The Horror Vacui" is a trio exhibition compiled of local artists, Grady Gordon, Kyle Lypka, and Nicomi Nix Turner. "Lately" a group exhibition opening in our project space will feature the works of: Anastasia Tumanova, Dan Lam, Ellen Rutt, Jared Tharp, Jillian Evelyn, Marina Capdevilla, Roan Victor.  The exhibition is free and open to public. Both exhibitions are on view through April 13th, Wednesday to Saturday, 12-6pm. First Amendment Gallery is located at 1000 Howard St. in Downtown San Francisco. To learn more contact info@firstamendmentgallery.com.

"Nymphaea" by Tatiana Suarez

Spoke SF is pleased to present Nymphaea, a solo exhibition by Miami-based painter Tatiana Suarez. For her inaugural solo exhibition at Spoke Art, Suarez has created an ethereal body of paintings and watercolors continuing to explore the tropical world she has constructed for her darkly-sensual feminine figures.

Night blooming water lilies serve as both inspiration for the painting and the title of the exhibition, the new work in Nymphaea inhabit a lush and marshy world. Each of Suarez’s figures have a primordial connection to the flora and fauna that inhabit the work with them. The artist’s signature style of female portraiture has matured to include a darker, more complex and cultivated expression.

Inspired by the folklore and mythology of her hometown and heritage, Suarez has created a world rich with symbolism and history contained within her paintings. The lotus flowers and lilies, much like the women within the work exude a sense of strength and rebirth, emerging from the murky, uncertain waters.

Please join us for Nymphaea, opening Saturday, March 3rd, with an opening night reception from 6pm - 9pm where the artist will be present. The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, March 24th. For more information or additional images, please email us at SF@spoke-art.com.