Alex Ziv: “Cut Away(s)”
Jul 8 — Jul 29, 2017
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Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Cut Away(s)” a solo exhibition by Alex Ziv. Based in San Francisco, Ziv joins us for his debut solo venture at the gallery. The show will introduce a new series of works on geometrically cut paper.
Alex Ziv’s minimal compositions are masterly executed, engaging the viewer in their technical achievement and intricate visual balance. Moving outside of traditional rectangular dimensions, each piece is specifically formatted to mirror its graphic components. Dark lines simultaneously link and fragment the varying figures, leading the eye through a web of colorful insignias.
Ziv’s work centers around personal iconography, and the connection of symbols to memories. Emblems of motorcycle culture, traditional flash tattoo, and vintage typography present an intimate portrait of the artist. He elaborates, “I pick, pull, remove, isolate, and appropriate imagery from a variety of sources to create a new personal map for my identity, and leave markers in which others can relate and follow. Humans are visual beings, we want to read, we like following lines, and building my own semiotic vocabulary to portray to others an acting gateway into something deeper.” The exhibition title “Cut Away(s)” references the unique shape of each piece and also alludes to the inherent escapism of the American landscape, a “lust to be lost”.
Please join us for “Cut Away(s)”, opening Saturday, July 8 with an evening reception from 6pm – 9pm, where the artist will be in attendance. This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, July 29. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at email@example.com.