Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Potluck - a group exhibition exploring our complex associations with food and the community created around the shared experience. The exhibition features over 30 artists working in ceramics, painting, drawing and beyond.
There is nothing more universal than food and the act of sharing it results in a diverse range of experiences culturally, emotionally and conceptually. Ranging from intimate and charged moments to elaborate tablescapes - participating artists in this exhibition offer a piece of their cultures, memories, or social commentary.
Artist Loc Huynh draws inspiration from family with a loving painting of his mother preparing a meal, while Carlos Rodriguez’s suggestive view of a nude male figure handling tropical fruit creates a palpable intimacy around the subject. Historical references to the Dutch Golden Era of still life painting can be found in Sabrina Bockler’s extravagant scenes (featured above) and Stephanie S. Shih’s luscious photographs recode the classical vernacular to include Asian American history, references and narratives.
Much as in a potluck dinner, each artist in this exhibition contributes a piece of themselves resulting in a diverse sampling of mediums, styles, works and ideas. While many of these elements may be disparate in relation to each other, it is the act of bringing them together that results in a dynamic exhibition or meal.
Exhibiting artists include:
Jess Ackerman | Esao Andrews | Sabrina Bockler | Boykong | Jackie Brown | Katie Butler | CHIAOZZA | Maggie Cowles | Stephen D’Onofrio | N Dyer | Jillian Evelyn | Luke Forsyth | Gustav Hamilton | Zoe Hawk | Andrew Hem | David Heo | Loc Huynh | Celia Jacobs | Natalia Juncadella | Matthew Kam | Adrian Kay Wong | Sam Keller | Katie Kimmel | Chelsie Kirkey | Corey Lamb | Coco Lim Haas | Kristen Liu Wong | Jean-Paul Mallozzi | Michael McGregor | Stephen Morrison | Lap Ngo | Carlos Rodriguez | Stacey Rozich | Stephanie Shih | Stephanie H. Shih | Josh Stover | Crys Yin | Lauren YS | Nicholas Zirk
The exhibition will be on view February 12th - March 5th with an opening reception Saturday February 12th from 1pm to 8pm. Appointments can be made here. For more information or to request the online collector's preview, please email LA@hashimotocontemporary.com