Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island
The Trust for Governors Island is pleased to present its 2018 commission, Jacob Hashimoto on Governors Island, opening to the public June 2 and on view daily though October 31.
With The Eclipse, Jacob Hashimoto transforms the historic Chapel
of St. Cornelius with over 15,000 delicate bamboo and paper kites.
Exhibited for the first time in the United States, The Eclipse provides
a contemplative reprieve from the frenetic energy of the city,
contrasting with Hashimoto’s colorful and dynamic work Never
Comes Tomorrow, installed nearby in the Liggett Hall archway.
Adapted to fill the Liggett Hall archway, Jacob Hashimoto’s Never Comes Tomorrow contains hundreds of wooden cubes and two
massive, steel funnels. Connecting the Island’s Historic District
and newly designed park to the south, the work emphasizes the
vortex-like nature of the passageway while referencing the artist’s
interest in architecture, history and cosmology. It also serves as a
counterpoint to Hashimoto’s immersive installation in the nearby
Chapel of St. Cornelius.
Jacob Hashimoto (b. Greeley, CO, 1973) is a New York-based artist known for creating complex, layered and immersive installations from a range of materials such as kites, model boats and wooden blocks. With handcraft at the core of his practice, Hashimoto’s expansive body of work is deeply rooted in art historical traditions of landscape-based abstraction, design and modernism.
Generous support for The Eclipse and Never Comes Tomorrow is provided by Bloomberg Philanthropies, Charina Endowment Fund and Trinity Church Wall Street.
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