Photo Feature: Moleskine Project IV at Hashimoto Contemporary

by Admin on 04/10/2015

The annual group show now in its fourth year, Moleskine Project co-curated by Sydney-based artist Rodrigo Luff and gallery director Ken Harman goes down the street from its regular Spoke Art exhibition space to Harman’s new-ish, larger Hashimoto Contemporary. Over 70 artists from throughout the world participated in Moleskine Project this year. One of this exhibition’s aims is to honor the sketchbook as the artist’s essential medium from which many of the artists’ works begin. Says co-curator Rod Luff: “The ubiquitous sketchbook is a common ground through which a visual dialogue is exchanged from page to page, forming a colorful language of imagery and experimental use of media throughout the exhibition.”

Over four years of exhibitions, there are new and familiar artists every year in the Moleskine group show. Many artists, including Aaron Nagel, Casey Weldon, and John Wentz have returned for several exhibitions, while artists like Cannon Dill, Jayde Fish, and Helice Wen join the impressive roster this year. A continuing list of diverse participating artists enliven each year’s exhibition, as the artwork in Moleskine Project continually represents a wide array of creative genres: fine art, comics, illustration, and animation. “In experiencing the multitude of personal realms depicted by the artists, we are drawn to appreciate the seemingly infinite range of creative possibilities that exist within the omnipresent blank page,” says Rod Luff. “This show is a tribute to the power of sketchbooks to influence and inform others as well as ourselves.”

Artists this year include Aaron Nagel, Adam Caldwell, Albert Ramos, Allen Williams, Andrew Hem, Andy Espinoza, Brian Viveros, Cannon Dill, Casey Weldon, Chamo San, Christine Wu, Craww, DALeast, Damian Chavez, Dorian Vallejo, Frank Gonzales, Graham Curran, Greg Gandy, Helice Wen, Henrik Uldalen, J.A.W. Cooper, Jayde Fish, Jean Labourdette, Jean-Paul Mallozzi, Jeremy Enecio, Jeremy Hush, Jeremy Mann, Jessica Hess, Joanne Nam Joel Daniel Phillips, John Wentz, Justin Coro Kaufman, Karla Ortiz, Kate Zambrano, Kemp Remillard, Kim Cogan, Lucy Hardie, Luke Chueh, Martine Johanna, Matt Ritchie, Mike Sutfin, Miles Johnston, Minka Sicklinger, N.C. Winters, Nate Van Dyke, Nimit Malavia Ozabu, Paul Romano, Peter Chan, Randy Ortiz, Rebecca Adams, Redd Walitzki, Reiner Gamboa, Rod Luff, Ryan Lee, Ryan Malley, Sam Wolfe Connelly, Saner, Sarah Joncas Seonna Hong, Sergio Lopez, Shawn Barber, So Youn Lee, Stella Im Hultberg, Sylvia Ji, Tran Nguyen, Travis Louie, Valentin Fischer, Ville Ericsson, Von, and Zach Oldenkamp


Moleskine Project IV will be on view at Hashimoto Contemporary, 804 Sutter St. through April 25th