Entre la Sombra: Natalia Juncadella's Debut @ Hashimoto Contemporary, NYC
Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Entre la Sombra, a solo exhibition by Miami-based artist Natalia Juncadella. The exhibition will be Juncadella's inaugural solo presentation at Hashimoto Contemporary, and her solo debut in New York City.
Finding inspiration in her everyday environment, the artist began documenting shadows she encountered on her daily walks during the height of the pandemic. The process of documentation and observation became a cathartic practice, and an exercise in living in the present.
For Entre la Sombra, Juncadella drew upon these images of quiet and intimate moments, creating a series of new oil paintings. Bunches of bright yellow bananas lounge poolside, ripening in the sun, while geometric oranges sit atop white plates, branches casting intricately laced shadows overhead. In En El Camino, a simple fence with meticulously rendered woodgrain details dominates the canvas plane, sprinkled with leafy shadows, and an elegant bougainvillea branch which drapes across the surface and casts its twin shadow above. Evocative of long summer afternoons, each work presents a sun soaked sense of nostalgia and a deeply rooted, joyful presence.
The subtleties of meditative moments are frozen and held for further reflection. By observing the slight shifts of light and celebrating overlooked moments, the artist has found intrigue in the repetitive and familiar, becoming more aware of the nuances and beauty of day-to-day scenes. Whether dappled with light or engulfed in darkness, shadows serve as a reminder that life is not still and these are not just "still lives".
Please join us Saturday, May 21st from 6pm to 8pm for the opening of Entre la Sombra. The artist will be in attendance. In order to ensure the health and safety of visitors and staff, please note that masks are required for entry.
The gallery will be releasing a new limited edition print with the artist in conjunction with the exhibition. The exhibition will be on view Saturday, May 21st to Saturday, June 11th.