Object History Awareness
Gallery4Culture proudly presents, Object History Awareness, a solo, installation-based exhibition of photographs and ready-mades by Sol Hashemi. To Hashemi, the artist's role is that of explorer and his personal terrain includes both the physical and cyber worlds. He describes what he photographs as, "Things I have encountered, actions that have been performed, and relationships discovered between specific objects and moments in time."
In Object History Awareness, Hashemi juxtaposes content in such a way as to convey connections between things. In the artist's words, "I see everything as having the potential to become entangled through having a shared experience, such as an object being in the presence of another object."
Although classification systems are usually rooted in science, Hashemi's approach is more idiosyncratic, even humorous. His photographs are an ambiguous mixture of straight documentation interspersed with altered elements. His interventions are not obvious; he is interested in keeping the viewer unaware of the relationship of the photographer to the construction of an image. A full range of Hashemi’s photographs can be viewed at the site: www.objecthistoryawareness.org
Artist Biography: Sol Hashemi burst upon the Seattle Art Scene in early 2009 with performance-based exhibition at Punch Gallery with friend and collaborator, Jason Hirata. In winter 2009 they exhibited with Claire Cowie at the Henry Art Gallery's artist run, alternative exhibition space, formerly the museum shop. Born in 1987, Sol Hashemi earned a BFA degree in photography, with distinction, from the University of Washington, Seattle.
Gallery4Culture is located within 4Culture offices at 101 Prefontaine PL S, Seattle WA 98104 at the corner of Third and Prefontaine, in the Tashiro/Kaplan Building. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Gallery will be closed during government holidays as well as nine furlough days in 2010: January 4, February 12, May 28, July 2, September 10, October 1, November 26, December 27. The gallery is open and free to the public. For more information about this program call 206 296.8674.