This exhibition's central work, Nuvole (2006-2018) - which literally means clouds - explores these formal traditions and looks at how clouds can function as divisions of space while still serving as the apotheosis of ethereal formlessness. Like clouds of our digital age, Hashimoto's sculpture shows how there is much to be found in both the intricate detail of minute components and the large-scale meanings that can result from their accumulation.
Nuvole is joined by a selection of Hashimoto's woodblock and intaglio works in Gallery IV. Created over the last three years in collaboration with Durham Press in Pennsylvania, these works are now being exhibited for the first time in a U.S. museum. They are combined with several wall works from the artist's own collection. These graphic works illustrate the range and depth of Hashimoto's work, and point to the generative and collaborative relationships and creative conversations that have occurred between artists over time.