PREVIEW: Abigail Goldman – Mea Culpa @ Hashimoto Contemporary [SF]

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via press release

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present “Mea Culpa,” a solo show of new miniature sculptures by Washington-based artist Abigail Goldman.

Mea Culpa” features a series of dioramas that contain tiny worlds, each similar to our own and inhabited by figures less than an inch high. White picket fences, manicured lawns and mundane suburban settings are all found throughout Goldman’s work. However upon closer inspection, these minuscule environments are also center stage for various acts of debauchery and gore. The show is comprised of both free-standing and wall-mounted sculptures, each serving as a small window into a different reality. One sculpture depicts two women enjoying a picnic on a grassy 8-inch square island, where fragments of their “guests” can be seen sprawled across the checkered blanket. Another shows a man scrubbing his back with a loofa in the shower, facing away from the bloody figure behind him on the tiled bathroom floor. These perplexing moments create an uncomfortable tension, which in turn forms endless questions of motive and implication.

Goldman’s fascination in crime and forensics began at an early age, eventually leading to a job as a crime reporter at the Las Vegas Sun and later as an Investigator for the Federal Public Defender of Nevada. Her time spent analyzing the details of old crimes influences her current interest in miniature narratives. The artist elaborates, “Today, there’s an anger buzzing just under the surface – polite exchanges through clenched teeth, charged conversations around the water cooler at work, someone cuts you off on the highway and you see red. It’s a frenzy out there. By condensing rage, miniaturizing it, making violence preposterous and humorous — maybe there’s some relief.”

Check out the preview images for the exhibit below the following event details…

WHAT:

MEA CULPA
Solo exhibit by Abigail Goldman

WHEN:

Thursday, August 4th, 2016
6pm-10pm

WHERE:

Hashimoto Contemporary
804 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94109

ADDITIONAL INFO:

Opening is ALL AGES w/NO COVER
Show on view until Saturday, August 27th
Facebook Event Pagehttps://www.facebook.com/events/978138512298739/


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