Opening this Saturday at Hashimoto Contemporary is the contorted nude images of artist Jeffrey Cheung. His images reflect the relationships between men, often physical and confronting in an exhilarating and playful way! This collection of new works from Jeffrey are responses to some of his recent interactions and observations. For a chance to meet Jeffrey and talk about his inspirations behind these works, head to Hashimoto in San Francisco this weekend for the opening night!
Saturday, January 7, 2017 | 6-9pm
January 7- 28, 2017
804 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
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Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Closer”, an exhibition featuring new paintings and works on paper by Jeffrey Cheung. Based in Oakland, CA,Cheung joins us for his debut solo venture at the gallery. The show introduces a playful series of figurative explorations thataddress themes of personal identity through bold color and simplified form.Jeffrey Cheung’s acrylic paintings engage the viewer as both abstract portraiture and intimate representations of desire. For “Closer”, the artist focuses on the physical interactions and affections between men. The figures prevalent throughout the work are exuberant in their movement, typically embracing one another with meandering arms. Oftentimes identical in appearance, these male nudes are rendered in a simplistic manner and energetic color palette. Cheung’s compositions closely hug each figure, abstracting their movements on the canvas and further exaggerating their playfully-contorted positions. In response to heteronormative erotic art, the work re-examines gender norms and provides an empowering celebration of human connection. In addition to painting, Cheung’s figures are also given life through various mediums on paper. “Closer” will feature four fragmented collages alongside a group of small ink drawings and Risograph prints. Achieved in the same minimal fashion as their acrylic counterparts, these works on paper examine different scenarios of emotional and physical expression. By way of this delicate and changeable material, Cheung responds to recent experiences and observations. Please join us for “Closer”, opening Saturday, January 7, with an evening reception from 6pm-9pm, where the artist will be in attendance. This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, January 28.