Opening Night Reception: Saturday, December 1, 6pm-8pm
NEW YORK CITY - Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present DEADRINGER, a solo exhibition by Michael Reeder. DEADRINGER will be Reeder’s inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, in which he will be exhibiting new works that explore themes of self-identity and ego.
Through the use of bold saturated color and graphic geometric patterns blended with ﬁgurative elements, Reeder’s work delves into the concept of self, and the innate human desire to be an authentic entity. Skulls and hands are prevalent in the artists work, calling attention to both internal and external physical elements that connect us all as humans. As we strive for uniqueness, we are bound together through our humanity, highlighting the fact that we are ultimately the same.
About the exhibition, Reeder states, “I wanted to focus on how similar we as humans are regardless of our external differences and how desperately we attempt to stand apart in society. We are all composed of distinct experiences, backgrounds, cultures, fashion styles, careers, etc., yet it is all individually mashed up into a dead ringer, almost carbon copied vessel - the human body. This concept is the underlying premise of DEADRINGER.”
Please join us Saturday, December 1 from 6pm - 8pm for the opening reception of DEADRINGER. The artist will be in attendance. As an added bonus, the ﬁrst 100 attendees of the exhibition will receive a free print.
ABOUT THE GALLERY: Hashimoto Contemporary is located in San Francisco, CA. Our roster consists of an eclectic blend of new contemporary artists. With monthly rotating exhibitions, our programming focuses on a range of painting, sculpture and installation-based work. You can also visit us at a variety of international art fairs in Miami, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
ABOUT THE ARTIST: Michael Reeder was born in Dallas, Texas in 1982, where he grew up inﬂuenced by the local skate and street culture. Drawing and painting in traditional mediums from a young age, Reeder found himself drawn to the underground, unseen, yet very public form of painting grafﬁti. He later moved to New York City where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in painting from the School of Visual Arts. Post-college, Michael took a job with Eyecon Studios in Dallas, Texas and learned to paint large-scale, traditional murals. These experiences fused with his early grafﬁti inﬂuence formed and grew into his portraiture work today. His work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, along with numerous printed publications such as New American Paintings, Le Petit Voyeur and HiFructose Magazine. Reeder currently lives and works in Los Angeles, CA.