We are thrilled to share with you some of the fantastic works in Hashimoto Contemporary’s dynamic group exhibition Vessel, which recently opened on July 10 at their San Francisco location. The show is inspired by the classical vessel form and motif found throughout art history and contemporary art practices alike. Laden with symbolic meaning and layered with historical references, each of the artists’ works featured brings a fresh perspective to the archetypical form.
Utilizing a variety of mediums, from traditional ceramic to oil painting on canvas to plush textile works, each artist contemporizes the representation of the vessel and the materials used within the work. Anna Valdez throws and paints ceramic vases in electric patterns that are then incorporated into her still life oil paintings. Stephanie H. Shih meticulously hand builds everyday objects and transforms them into commentary of our society. Hilda Palafox’s stylized figures feel ancient and of the future, holding space between.
From highlighting the beauty in the every day utility, such as Josh Stover’s quiet table scene or Francisco Diaz Scotto’s saturated garden scapes, to the primal, ritualistic feeling work of David Heo or Laura Berger - each depiction is unique. Each vessel takes a new form, adding to the eternal legacy and containing the history that came before.
Participating artists include:
Laura Berger | Jackie Brown | Marian Bull | Cynthia Chen | Chiaozza | Stephen D’Onofrio | Francisco Diaz Scotto (Pastel) | Nicole Dyer | Jillian Evelyn | Christopher Gale | David Heo | Mattie Hinkley | Katie Kimmel | Courtney Krings | marinatedclouds | Munisa | Hilda Palafox | Saint Flora (Tosha Stimage) | Stephanie H. Shih | Lorien Stern | Josh Stover | Anna Valdez | Chelsea Wong | Leif Zikade | curated by Dasha Matsuura
The gallery is open by appointment only, please reserve here. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, July 10th to July 31st.