'gas giant' by jacob hashimoto at rhona hoffman gallery, chicago
jacob hashimoto: super-elastic collisions (origins, and distant derivations)
rhona hoffman gallery, chicago
on now until october 20th, 2012
jacob hashimoto is known for altering large gallery spaces with his colorful installations of hanging kite-like paper structures.
his most recent work 'gas giant' presented by rhona hoffman gallery, is organized by predominantly cube-shaped components -
in combination with his classic circular modules - arranged in vibrant, graphic groupings. alluding to the effect of nature through
elements of artifice, 'gas giant' is simultaneously chaotic, loose, yet ordered, conveying 'a powerful and overwhelming sensation of
watching a natural phenomenon while at the same time illustrating the subjective nature of memory and the elements which conjure it.'
circle and square elements make up the landscape
the kites are multi-layered to create readible compositions which refer to nature
each piece is individually hung from the ceiling to create the overall composition
water elements on hexagonal kites
white oval kites form the expansive 'sky' of the installation