10. Veronica Hashemi

Sol Hashemi

Untitled (Clovers), 2022

Archival pigment print with potential to receive serving suggestions through email [see: Software Update/System Build, 2013]

26 x 34 1/2 inches

Presented by Veronica

Presented for the first time in the US, Untitled (Clovers) carries the potential to receive a future ‘software update’ where a ‘serving suggestion’ is provided by the artist. Unique to Hashemi’s practice, his ‘serving suggestions’ alter the exhibition of the work either through display changes (e.g. objects shown near the work) or changes to the artwork title and/or description. The hyper realistic photograph of four and five leaf clovers on composition paper is printed on a wide gamut printer. The work is cleated to hang in any 90-degree orientation.

Working post wood wide web (what Sol Hashemi thinks PNW post net art should be called), Hashemi’s practice explores how the photographic process molts into a photograph of process, where a shifting interface forms between webs of dynamic processes which include the Gaia photographer. This zone can be called an ecotone, a word used in environmental science to refer to a transition area between communities of organisms. From this ecotone, artworks pop up, functioning as ecotones themselves.

Bio: Sol Hashemi (b. 1987, Vancouver, WA; lives/works in Vancouver, BC) is a photographic shutter based artist who explores processes of emergence and boundary formation across beings, objects, and societies. Past projects include a vibration reducing sculpture for the 9th Berlin Biennale, the release of a 4-pack of psychotropic beverages as an expanded photo book with Artspeak (Vancouver, BC), and liquid cooling sculptures and aluminum prints connected to a computer to radiate heat at Sculpture Center (Long Island City, NY). Selected solo exhibitions include Western Front (Vancouver, BC), NADA Miami with ILY2, Veronica (Seattle), Henry Art Gallery (Seattle), James Harris Gallery (Seattle), and Annarumma Gallery (Naples). Hashemi received his MFA from the University of British Columbia (2021). He is a recipient of the Kayla Skinner Award from the Seattle Art Museum.