“Less Is More” - a solo exhibition by Jessica Hess

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Thursday, 31 August 2017 to Saturday, 23 September 2017
Thursday, 31 August 2017 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm

 SAN FRANCISCO - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Less Is More”, a solo exhibition by Jessica Hess. The show introduces a new series of hyperreal oil paintings surveying architectural ephemerality. 

“Less Is More” expands Hess’ ongoing survey of derelict spaces void of human presence. The vivid paintings transport the viewer to locations around the country, such as the Heidelberg project in Detroit or the rural backroads of New England. Hess’ new work develops the narrative set forth by her previous exhibition “More Is More” by detailing the continuous change in these vacated structures. Graffiti saturated buildings have been buffed over, abandoned homes are boarded up and repainted. These subdued moments provoke contemplation of the cyclical nature of our built environments. 

The exhibition also highlights key developments in Hess’ creative practice. She continues to skillfully manipulate the reality of her subjects through interventions of painterly abstraction. One piece, entitled “North Adams”, portrays an abandoned home, its vibrant color starkly contrasts the surrounding bleak forest. Hess renders the painting to resemble a physical photo collage, offering a glimpse at the intermediary process between her source and its final painted form.

Please join us for “Less Is More”, opening Thursday, August 31 with an evening reception from 6pm - 9pm, where the artist will be in attendance. This exhibition will be on view through Saturday, September 23. For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at info@hashimotocontemporary.com.

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Jessica Hess is based in Oakland. A graduate of RISD (Rhode Island School of Design), Hess is a finalist of the 2015 Miami University Young Painters Competition, as well as a recipient of the Trent Burleson Painting Prize, the Faber Birren National Color Award and the Stamford Art Association Award for Excellence. Hess has been exhibiting nationally and been featured in print publications including Juxtapoz Magazine, New American Paintings,  and Harper’s.

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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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