UN-CONTAINABLE : AT THE OPENING OF THE BRILLIANTLY-CURATED “VESSEL” ART SHOW IN LA LA LAND!

On Saturday we went to the opening of a new group show at Hashimoto Contemporary in Los Angeles. It’s called “Vessel,” as in container or carrier. The title is quickly evident in the 40 or so works — paintings, ceramics and textile art that reference all sorts of receptacles from red Solo cups to Ghanaian coffins to bowls, martini glasses, urns, beer bottles, vases and much more. These are classical forms, mundane and sometimes sublime, ubiquitous in our daily lives in various shapes and permutations from time immemorial. Here these comprise a unifying theme. The exhibition was curated by Dasha Matsuura. Kudos to her for a formidable, engrossing little show whose bite is bigger than its bark. Lot and lots of pix from the opening follow, including one of our favorite pieces from the show, artist Lincoln Mayne’s mini-totem-like ceramic sculptural object just below. Enjoy!

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