The Jacob Hashimoto “Gas Giant” exhibit at MOCA is an installation of 30,000 paper kites of different shapes and colors suspended from the ceiling. The artist worked with a MOCA installation crew to install the thin paper sheets over a 25-day period (watch the installation video on MOCAtv. He has exhibited the “Gas Giant” in Venice, Italy, and Chicago, but the show is Jacob’s first solo museum exhibition in California.
Jacob finds inspiration for his work in sacred architecture, post-war abstract painting, the Light and Space movement from the 1960s in Southern California, and the 1990s generation of Los Angeles painters. His installations study visual experience in space and this exhibit is a metaphor of possibility and temporality. The installation shows the viewer vast possibility, but also expresses loss in regard to a large amount of human labor and the temporary nature of the installation.
The “Gas Giant” exhibit closes June 8, so be sure not to miss out on seeing the installation in person!
Visit: MOCA Pacific Design Center, 8687 Melrose Avenue, West Hollywood, CA 90069, open Tuesday – Friday from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m., Saturday & Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Note: Please note that from Thursday, June 6 through Sunday, June 8, street closures for the West Hollywood Gay Pride and Festival will require visitors to enter the Pacific Design Center through the parking garage. Access to the MOCA Pacific Design Center gallery will be possible through one of the Plaza entrances.