Bianca Nemelc - "Austral Summer"
Hashimoto Contemporary is excited to announce the inaugural exhibition at our new Lower East Side location in New York City. The space will debut with a solo exhibition by Bronx-based artist Bianca Nemelc, titled Austral Summer.
Inspired by summertime in the Southern Hemisphere, which takes place from November to February, the artist looked specifically to the Antarctic, drawing upon natural occurrences such as Blood Falls, moss forests and striped glaciers. These elements are found throughout the work, merging seamlessly with brown bodies which fluidly become a part of the natural topography. Rounded breasts and stomachs swell and form land masses, creating sweeping and powerful scenic vistas. Austral Summer features a series of ten new paintings which blur the lines between the figurative, the landscape, and the abstract, serving as a meditative exploration of our own connection to space and nature.
About the new body of work, the artist states,
"I'm currently really interested in bridging a connection between brown bodies and a continent that is devoid of governance, and seemingly neutral in the global history of colonialism. How can we see ourselves in this uninhabitable space? How do we find connection and belonging in places we don't feel we belong and how do we advocate for these same spaces, because our existence is dependent on it?"
Please join us Saturday, April 16th at 54 Ludlow Street from 4pm to 8pm for the opening of Austral Summer. The artist will be in attendance.
The gallery will be releasing a new limited edition screen print with the artist in conjunction with the exhibition. For details please email firstname.lastname@example.org
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, April 16th to Saturday, May 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
Please note: This exhibition will take place at our new location, 54 Ludlow Street, in between Delancey and Canal Streets (map).
Bianca Nemelc, Ice Portal, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, Glacial Observer, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, Snowmelt and Blood, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, The Convergence of Things, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, The Voyage, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, Woman of Moss, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, Night Watcher, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, Watering Day, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, Gone with a Wave, 2022
Bianca Nemelc, Rootless and Restless, 2022