June 2 - October 31, 2018
Leila Heller Gallery is pleased to announce Governors Island's immersive Public Exhibition by Artist Jacob Hashimoto. Two breathtaking installations composed of thousands of delicate, hanging screen printed rice paper kites, cubes and funnels displayed in historic St. Cornelius Chapel and Liggett Hall Archway.
Hashimoto’s "The Eclipse" is a monumental work of thousands of delicate rice paper kites, enveloping viewers in a tangible, yet ever shifting fog. Originally installed at the Palazzo Flangini during the 57th Venice Biennale, the cloud-like work has been newly adapted for Governors Island’s St. Cornelius Chapel. Contrasting the installation in nearby St. Cornelius, Hashimoto’s "Never Comes Tomorrow" is a colorful, whimsical overhead outdoor installation adapted for Governors Island’s landmark Liggett Hall Archway. "Never Comes Tomorrow" merges Hashimoto’s interests in the systems of architecture, history and cosmology.