Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present People & Things, a solo exhibition by San Francisco-based artist, Emilio Villalba. Consisting of a new series of oil paintings of composite still lifes and portraits, the exhibition is Villalba's inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary and debut solo exhibition in New York City.
For People & Things, Villalba was inspired by the everyday objects and people from his daily life. Each subject was painted alla prima. By working with layers of wet-on-wet paint, the artist calls to mind the quickness with which these subjects appear and re-appear throughout his day. Gestural brushstrokes create depth and texture, bringing a sense of beauty and appreciation for the mundane, from empty beer cans, to broken-in Converse sneakers, to old Toyotas.
Collage-like compositions are prominent throughout the body of work, mimicking the
winding narratives of a dream. Objects are shown overlapping, pieced together and floating in an undefined space, interposed with self-portraits and set against checkered backgrounds. These ambiguous configurations are almost like snapshots, archived from deep within the artists memories.
Please join us Saturday, July 17th from 10am to 6pm for the opening of People & Things. The artist will be in attendance.
In order to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, please note that masks are
required for entry.
The exhibition will be on view Saturday, July 17th to Saturday, August 7th. For more information on this exhibition or to request an online collector's preview, please contact NYC Director, Jennifer Rizzo, at email@example.com