Eight Artists Move In Formation for a Group Show @ Hashimoto Contemporary NYC
Jennifer Rizzo brings together a group of artists inspired by geometric shapes and organic forms, from Scott Albrecht's puzzling pieces and Mary Iverson's gridded landscapes to Gregory Euclide's mixed-media paintings and Dan Lam's squishing sculptures.
Oakland-based Jeffrey Cheung's boldly-colored contortionist nudes animate themes of queerness, identity, and intersectionality, while Illinois-based Erik Jones investigates figure, form, and compostion, ensconcing hyperreal subjects within a colorful swell of shapes, color, and form.
Best known for his cut, painted and assembled pieces, Scott Albrecht merges his fascination for form, attention to detail and typography, while Sean Newport’s sculptures consider perceived notions of reality by creating a digital aesthetic through analog processes. The San Francisco-based artist hand-cuts wood into three-dimensional shapes, which he coats with brightly-colored paint and carefully coordinates unique patterns that emerge from geometric designs.
Augustine Kofie's works harmonize opposing dynamics, creating a futuristic composition against vintage earth-toned palettes. In doing so, the artist creates technically complex, meticulously structured formations through handmade line-work and layering. Mary Iverson explores the balance between the natural world and industrial activities, galvanizing conversation about the causes and consequences of climate change.
Minnesota-based Gregory Euclide makes sculptural relief works, paintings and installations, juxtaposing organic matter with man-made materials and artificial found objects. Dallas-based sculptor and painter Dan Lam dives into color and form in elemental sculptures, the engaging yet vaguely unsettling sculptures highlighting the artist's fascination with color theory, as she fashions visceral, otherworldly creatures caught in a world of consumption and consummation.
In Formation opens at Hashimoto Contemporary's NYC space on Saturday, February 8, 2020, with an opening reception from 6 to 8 pm, and is on view through February 29, 2020.