MOCA Pacific Design Center presents Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant
Show Runs Through: March 1, 2014 – June 8, 2014
Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant
Jacob Hashimoto (b. 1973, Greeley, Colorado), is an artist whose work studies visual experience in space, artifice, and craft through the use of materials such as handmade kites, fiberglass, marble and the skillful use of light. Combining traditional kite-making techniques and painting into sculptural environments, Hashimoto creates massive space-altering installations with thousands of thin paper sheets. For MOCA Pacific Design Center, Hashimoto is producing the third and final edition of Gas Giant. The work was previously presented in Venice, Italy in 2013 Fondazione Querini Stampalia by Studio la Citta and in Chicago in 2012 at Rhona Hoffman Gallery. This exhibition will be the first L.A. presentation of Gas Giant and will mark Hashimoto’s first solo museum exhibition in California. Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant is organized by MOCA Senior Curator Alma Ruiz and Curatorial Assistant Selene Preciado.
Jacob Hashimoto’s Gas Giant is made possible by the generous endowment support from The Nimoy Fund for New and Emerging Artists.
Support also provided by Shoshana and Wayne Blank, Martha Otero, and Paula and Allan Rudnick.
Additional support provided by Judith and Alexander Angerman, Susan Eileen Picket and Robert A. Johnson, and Jane Siegal.
Generous support for MOCA Pacific Design Center is provided by Charles S. Cohen.