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Killing the Negative by Tulsa Artist Fellowship and Joel Daniel Phillips at Hashimoto Contemporary Los Angeles

October 9, 2021 @ 2:00 pm 3:30 pm

Hashimoto Contemporary is pleased to present renowned draftsman Joel Daniel Phillips’ latest body of work highlighting his first publicly available oil paintings. This is the gallery’s inaugural exhibition in Los Angeles and the artist’s debut solo exhibition in Los Angeles.

Elaborating on his Killing the Negative series, the Tulsa-based artist’s solo exhibition will include his signature graphite drawings and a selection of oil paintings. Grappling with power, race, class, and stratified socio-economic issues, the ongoing body of work is a meditative response to a selection of Government censored photographs commissioned by the Farm Security Administration (FSA) during the Great Depression.

Exhibition On View: October 9th-30thOpening Reception: 12pm-8pm, Sat Oct 9

Sat Oct 9th, 4pm – 5pmThe talk will take place at the gallery as well as be livestreamed on on the gallery’s instagram.Please join Hashimoto Contemporary Los Angeles Director Dasha Matsuura as she discusses “Killing the Negative” with poet and educator Quraysh Ali Lansana and draftsman Joel Daniel Phillips.

In addition to an artist talk about their collaboration, Quraysh will be reading several of his own poems as well as works by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo, Rose McLarney and Candace Wiley in response to Phillips’ drawings currently on view in the gallery.Generously supported by the Tulsa Artist Fellowship.

To inquire about forthcoming works, please email LA Director Dasha Matsuura at

2754 La Cienega Blvd.
Los Angeles, California United States