Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present Waiting for Our Eyes to Meet, a solo exhibition by Brooklyn-based artist, Scott Albrecht. Waiting for Our Eyes to Meet will be Albrecht’s inaugural solo exhibition at Hashimoto Contemporary, exhibiting an entirely new body of work created in his signature graphic style across a variety of mediums.
Waiting for Our Eyes to Meet showcases a continued progression in Albrecht’s work, both in form and medium. Largely informed by typography, his work often deconstructs letterforms with the intent to reconsider the relationship between message and viewer. Many of the works build from a consistent visual language of geometry, which at first, may give the appearance of a pattern but are carefully considered representations of an underlying message. Albrecht offers, “a message isn’t about reading, it’s about finding meaning.” These abstracted works – many made up of dozens, sometimes hundreds of individual pieces that are cut, laminated, sanded, painted and re-assembled, often at varying depths – present a dialogue with the viewer and a space to reflect on their meaning and ones own relationship to that idea.
The narratives within Albrecht’s work regularly analyze current social climates, distilling key aspects into a universal vocabulary, intended to create space for the viewer to relate personally and contextually to the work. Scott believes that by doing this, it highlights not only the situation but the commonality and humanity that we share through these connected experiences.
Recalling the works in the exhibition he says, “I began making the work for this exhibition from one perspective but started to see it adapt itself as the months brought new cultural contexts. Initially, I had been referencing a growing cultural divide and my own relationship to that divide, but then the pandemic happened followed by the murder of George Floyd and the subsequent protests. I intentionally allow the narration in my work to speak from a more universal place to allow viewers to bring their own contexts because I believe we all share more than we think. As these events transpired, I watched the work take on new conversations. Ultimately, the main theme and title for this exhibition speak to a divide and longing for common ground or connection, and all of these major events were extensions of that which continued to re-contextualize the work.”