Hashimoto Contemporary NY Presents: "Rippling Stone" by artist DALeast
November 2nd - November 23rd, 2019
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Rippling Stone, a solo exhibition by Chinese-born, Berlin-based artist DALeast. Rippling Stone will be DALeast’s inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary. Rippling Stone is DALeast’s first exhibition on the east coast in over five years, in which he utilizes his signature fluid, organic lines to form sinuous creatures that leap and swirl across the plane.
DALeast spent years living nomadically and traveling the globe, after which he settled in Berlin. Many of the works in Rippling Stone are directly inspired by and reflect influences from these travels. DALeast utilizes acrylic paint and ink to create swirling ribbons of lines which are built up to create the animal figures. In addition to works on canvas, the artist will be exhibiting a series of ink and watercolor works on paper. These works depict a natural progression in DALeast’s process, capturing a frenetic sense of energy and portraying figures that appear to have been built up and arisen from that very energy. The animal figures seem to unravel yet merge all at the same time, appearing to be almost half mechanical. Neither from our universe, nor the past or future, they capture a sense of time gone by, belonging to no one.
About the exhibition and his inspiration for this latest body of work, the artist states,
“I had a vision of a stream in the mountains that travels through different regions. Sometimes it crashes and merges with rocks, and sometimes it rests in the stillness, moving very slowly. A falling stone causes a rippling pattern, that pattern reflects, then it becomes indistinct whether the stream or the stone is rippling. The show represents a moment, so all the work echos with this idea.”
Please join us Saturday, November 2nd from 6pm - 8pm for the opening reception of Rippling Stone. The artist will be in attendance. The gallery will be releasing a new limited edition HPM screen print of Asteroid RS (original 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, Meet on Chrystie and Hashimoto Contemporary will be hosting a special artist talk with DALeast on Friday, November 1st from 6 - 8pm. Join us for an evening of drinks, snacks and conversation at 195 Chrystie Street, Suite 200. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org
DALeast: Rippling Stone
210 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Artist Talk: Friday, November 1st, 6pm - 8pm, 195 Chrystie Street, Suite 200
Opening Night Reception: Friday, November 2nd, 6pm - 8pm
On View: Saturday, November 2nd - November 23rd, 2019
Facebook Event Page: facebook.com/events/2409116889410619
Hashimoto Contemporary: hashimotocontemporary.com
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:
Hailing from Wuhan, eastern China’s most populous city, DALeast is an artist who attempts to depict the tense relationship between the natural and artificial, the organic and synthetic, forming a bifurcated aesthetic which brings these seemingly irreconcilable binaries into a quite beautiful coalescence. Inspired as much by the internal immateriality of dreams and emotions as by the external physicality of material and form, DALeast’s skeletal, spiraled images attempt to bring his part animal part-machines to life, endowing them with an emotion and spirit which surpasses their purely illustrative qualities.