In his sculptures, Hashimoto uses material like steel and wood to sculpt space. The articulation of space is seen from both the exterior and interior vantage points of the sculpture. There is a permeable aspect to his work that simultaneously defines and opens the space, suggesting both volume and void. In his recent sculptures Gaia Gaia (2004) and Maia (2004), both on display for the first time, Hashimoto focuses on an inquiry into the articulation of space, matter, and void defined by complementary relationships of balance and motion. Gaia, Gaia is composed of blocks of old-growth yellow pine carved, positioned and interlocked to create a dynamic sphere that suggests paradoxes of mass and space, weight and weightlessness, monumentality and detail. The spherical form embodies opposing forces of stability and movement, commotion and calmness. The form creates multiple ways of looking at the intricate details and textures of the wood and presenting myriad views into, through, and beyond the sculptural form.
Tadashi Hashimoto: Myriad of Views is curated by Elisabeth Akkerman and is sponsored by the Time Equities Inc. (TEI) Art-in-Buildings Program. TEI is committed to enriching the experience of our properties through the Art-in-Buildings Program, an innovative approach that brings contemporary art by emerging and mid-career artists to non-traditional exhibition spaces in the interest of promoting artists, expanding the audience for art, and creating a more interesting environment for our building occupants, residents, and their guests.