Hashimoto Contemporary, SF // July 09, 2022 – July 30, 2022
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Loved Ones, a solo exhibition by Oakland-based artist Marbie. This will be the multi- disciplinary artists inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, and her debut solo exhibition in San Francisco.
Marbie, who is also a professional skateboarder with There Skateboards, translates her work from the skate community into her physical artwork. By re-contextualizing her surroundings, Marbie’s work explores and celebrates themes of love and identity as well as creating powerful messages of positivity and acceptance.
Loved Ones features an array of paper collages and paintings on canvas in Marbie’s signature colorful style. These works use an arrangement of figures in motion to represent the artist’s emotions, selfhood and perspective of life around her. Each figure in this latest body of work is representational of longing, isolation, triumph and perseverance. Orbs are used within each image to embody a guiding light, helping one through situations of vulnerability. Marbie refers to these orbs as ‘Loved Ones’ to symbolize a constant presence of loving energy, never leaving the character to feel lonely. Each figure is in a fluctuating state of dynamics, either playing with, viewing or holding an orb to symbolize these transitions through everyday feelings and moments.
Loved Ones will be on view July 9th – 30th with an opening reception on Saturday, July 9th from 4pm-7pm, no appointment necessary.
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