Hashimoto Contemporary Presents Jeffrey Cheung : TANGLE
Jeffrey Cheung: TANGLE
September 7th - September 28th, 2019
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Tangle, a solo exhibition by Oakland, CA based artist Jeffrey Cheung. Tangle will be Cheung’s third solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which he utilizes a bold color palette and intertwining nude figures to explore themes of queerness, identity and intersectionality.
For his latest body of work, Cheung is continuing his exploration and celebration of themes of queer love and identity as well as body positive imagery. The figures represented in the artists work refuse to adhere to gender norms and expectations, re-examining and re-contextualizing normative notions of gender.
Many of the works in Tangle were made during the artists time at the Bed Stuy Art Residency in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, NYC. While at the residency, Cheung focused primarily on oil pastels and drawings, exploring techniques of line making and abstraction. The figures represented in these work overlap and intertwine, creating organic shapes which tangle into one another. Contorted repetitive figures merge into fluid shapes, serving as a visual reminder that we are all one and create powerful messages of positivity and acceptance. The semi-abstracted, simplistically rendered figures are exuberant and playful, full of movement and life. By doing so, Cheung illustrates a positive and empowering representation of what it means to be connected as humans.
Please join us Saturday, September 7th from 6pm - 8pm for the opening reception of Tangle. The artist will be in attendance. The gallery will be releasing a new limited edition print of Tangle II (pictured) with the artist in conjunction with the opening of the exhibition. The print will first be available exclusively in person at the opening, with remaining copies of the edition to be released online at hashimotocontemporary.com the week following the opening.
In addition, Hashimoto Contemporary will be hosting a Unity pop-up for the duration of Tangle, selling skateboard decks, apparel and additional merchandise. Unity is a project co-founded by Jeffrey Cheung, which aims to represent, support and create a safe place for queer skaters.
The exhibition will be on view through Saturday, September 28th.
Jeffrey Cheung: Tangle
210 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Opening Night Reception: Saturday, September 7th, 6pm - 8pm
On View: Saturday, September 7th - September 28th, 2019
Facebook Event Page: www.facebook.com/events/726583437772220
Hashimoto Contemporary: www.hashimotocontemporary.com
Jeffrey Cheung: www.instagram.com/jeffcheung1
ABOUT THE GALLERY:
Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA and New York, NY. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, London, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
The playfulness and low-brow style of Jeffrey Cheung’s queer and trans figures has quickly gained traction within the Bay Area’s ever-changing art scene. Cheung’s humor translates well across his many paintings, prints, collages, drawings and even murals. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Cheung graduated form the University of California Santa Cruz, and has since shown in a variety of shows throughout the Bay Area as well as City Bird Gallery in Paris, France. Alongside his visual artwork, Cheung launched Unity Skateboarding, a queer skating collective. He also plays music in both local punk bands Meat Market and Unity. Cheung currently lives and works in Oakland, CA.