Alex Ziv: "Cut Away(s)"

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Saturday, 8 July 2017 to Saturday, 29 July 2017
Saturday, 8 July 2017 - 6:00pm

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"Cut Away(s)" - a solo exhibition by Alex Ziv 
July 8 - July 29, 2017

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Cut Away(s)” a solo exhibition by Alex Ziv. 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 presents 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.” Ziv’s imagery associates with the inherent escapism of the American landscape; while the exhibition title “Cut Away(s)” literally references the unique shape of each piece, it also alludes to the ubiquitous “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


Alex Ziv is a San Francisco based artist. He received his Master of Fine Arts from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2014. His work has been exhibited nationally, including at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. 


Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

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