Exhibition | Wherever I May Roam: Ben Venom & Alex Ziv | Contemporary Art at Hashimoto Contemporary | San Francisco | Art Week

Wherever I May Roam: Ben Venom & Alex Ziv

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Saturday, 7 March 2020 to Saturday, 28 March 2020
Saturday, 7 March 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm

 Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Wherever I May Roam, a two-person exhibition featuring new works by Ben Venom and Alex Ziv. Both artists’ works are informed by a broad spectrum of influences, including folk and indigenous art, traditional craft and counter culture to create contemporary visual languages all their own. 

San Francisco-based Venom’s repurposed textile-based works blend “aggressive counterculture components of gangs, punk/metal music and the occult with the comfort of domesticity.” Comprised of remnant fabric such as denim, leather and band t-shirts, each composition unifies the seemingly disparate influences of heavy metal and motorcycle gangs with Gee’s Bend quilts into unique works imbued with a deep sense of community and collective history. 

Returning from a year on the road, the Northern California-based Ziv has distilled his travels through the Western United States and his personal definition of Americana into beautifully detailed, allegorical gouache on paper paintings. Each trompe l’oeil still life incorporates collected objects, graphic symbols and natural elements to “describe and classify [the artist’s] surroundings, understanding and creation of self identity.” 

Venom and Ziv’s work share an aggressive yet sensitive boldness in their saturated and symbolic works. While using their own distinct vernacular and voices, both artists utilize individual components and narratives to create a much larger whole. 

Please join us for Wherever I May Roam, opening March 7th with an evening reception from 6pm - 9pm where the artists will be in attendance. The exhibition will be on view through March 28th.  For more information, additional images, or exclusive content, please email us at sf@hashimotocontemporary.com.

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804 Sutter Street

San Francisco, CA 94109

Other shows from Hashimoto Contemporary

"Somebody" Figurative Group Exhibition
07/11/2020 to 07/25/2020
Wherever I May Roam: Ben Venom & Alex Ziv
03/07/2020 to 03/28/2020
"I Can Taste The Sun" Casey Gray
02/08/2020 to 02/29/2020
"Lately" - A Group Show
01/11/2020 to 02/01/2020



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