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 bougainvillaea 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".