Hashimoto Contemporary in LA Explores Art as a "Vessel"
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Vessel—a group exhibition inspired by the classical 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 Laden with symbolic meaning and layered with historical references, each of the artists’ works featured brings a fresh perspective to the archetypical form.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 ceramics to oil painting to textile and wood works, each artist contemporizes the representation of the vessel. Sabrina Bockler’s decadent table-scapes are surreal reinterpretations of Dutch Golden Era still life painting, filled with intricately rendered detail. The heavily textured mixed media paintings by Julien Jaca (pictured above) are reminiscent of archeological pottery but are festooned with tattoo and pop culture iconography.
From Paa Joe’s fantastical coffins to Catalina Cheng’s queer coded porcelain pots, each depiction is unique. Every vessel takes a new form, adding to the eternal legacy while containing the history that came before.
Participating artists include: Jess Ackerman | Sarah Allwine | Allison Baker | Laura Berger | Sabrina Bockler | H. Bradley | Jackie Brown | Angela Burson | Rebecca Chaperon | Catalina Cheng | Benjamin Cook | Matthew Craven | Mica Demarquez | Francisco Diaz Scotto | Nic Dyer | Luke Forsyth | Christopher Gale | Casey Gray | Rachel Hayden | David Her | Lindsey Lou Howard | Julien Jaca (pictured above) | Saskia Janssen | Paa Joe | Katherine Kesey | Adrian Kay Wong | Danym Kwon | Raina Lee | Lincoln Mayne | Michael McGregor | Carmen McNall | Alison Owen | Miles Robinson | Carlos Rodriguez | Aliyah Salmon | Lucien Shapiro | Stephanie S. Shih | AP Shrewsbury | Jocelyn Tsaih | We Are Out Of Office | Crys Yin | Dave Zackin | curated by Dasha Matsuura