We are excited to debut, for the first time to the public, three works by Jacob Hashimoto. This series of three-dimensional prints are inspired by the artist’s intricate practice of creating large-scale installation works out of rice paper kites and fishing wire. Each print consists of layers of delicate paper kites that have been composed on a rough wooden work surface; they are reminiscent of the preparatory studies that Hashimoto creates in his studio. Unlike his installation works, which are vigorous and ornate, these prints have an intimacy which calls the viewer to focus on the particular labors of the artist’s touch.
Also on view for the first time in New York, Analia Saban’s Paper or Plastic? Saban’s newly released editions depict a series of plastic bags, furthering the artist’s career-long exploration into the physical qualities of quotidian materials. Each bag is printed with a different design and slogan which have become integral and iconic to the imagery of the disposable plastic bag. Tinged with humor and irony, this series of “plastic” bags, printed in high relief on handmade cotton paper, continues to play upon Saban’s manipulation of material, while elevating the disposable into the realm of fine art.
Our booth will also feature previous editions produced by the Mixografia workshop, including works by artists Jason Martin, Ed Ruscha and John Baldessari. We will be located in Booth C422.