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Blum & Poe : Tim Hawkinson - 22 May 2010 to 26 June 2010

Current Exhibition


22 May 2010 to 26 June 2010
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Tim Hawkinson, Bike, 2010
Collaged inkjet prints on mounted on panel
120 x 90 inches
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BLUM & POE
Is Pleased to Announce

Tim Hawkinson
May 22 - June 26, 2010

Opening reception
Saturday, May 22, 2010 6-8pm


Blum & Poe is pleased to announce our first solo exhibition of new work by Tim Hawkinson.

Tim Hawkinson’s practice is known for its sprawling, surrealistic self-portraiture in which the body, through intense introspection, becomes an alien landscape open to radical redefinition and transformation. This artistic agenda is mirrored materially by Hawkinson’s use of familiar and ubiquitous consumer packaging and household objects in highly unconventional ways. The new work continues these refrains, while also exploring more pointedly, temporality, mortality, and the cyclic.

Hawkinson works in a wide array of media involving sculpture, painting, photography, and installation. The exhibition reflects this range, with such pieces as Orrery, a towering eight-foot tall sculpture of a woman at a spinning wheel atop a platform of rotating concentric circle tire treads. This piece looks to mechanical models used to illustrate the motions of the planets and their moons in our solar system. A sculptural collage of water bottles, plastic shopping bags, recouped hardware, and odds and ends comprise the woman’s head, hands, eyes, ears, and spindle; every part of the piece is interconnected and eternally spinning. Even the pattern of her dress creates the illusion of motion with its “Rotating Snakes” pattern designed by Kitaoka Akiyoshi. Wheels upon wheels, this hyperkinetic sculpture resembles a Whirling Dervish, a hypnotic mystical dancer forever circling and cycling between the material world and the cosmic.

A companion sculpture, Candle, takes the form of a giant foam candle, nearly eight feet tall. The dramatic scale propels this domestic object into a caustic landscape and volcanic totem. A central wick appears to erupt in flames, sending a cascade of Hawkinson’s cast heels and toes down the side in a revolving wax waterfall. A small door on the side of the candle reveals a chamber lined with an emergency blanket that bathes the handcrafted motor in an orange glow, evoking Earth’s fiery recycling processes. The burning candle also references 17th century vanitas paintings and their reflection on mortality.

In a large collage, Bike, Hawkinson assembles self-portrait photos printed in the negative to build a fleshy and precarious motorcycle. Hawkinson is suspended across an empty backdrop, his body reconfigured such that arms and legs become handles and spokes, and fingers, braided and multiplied, become tires. Eerie structural correspondences and analogous traits between the body’s composition, its locomotion, its internal cycles, and mass-produced two-wheeled motor vehicles give way to a sense of the “self” as “other”, a subject that is explored throughout Hawkinson’s practice.

Tim Hawkinson has exhibited widely internationally since 1981. He is been the subject of over forty solo exhibitions, a selection of which includes: Tim Hawkinson: Mapping the Marvelous, Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia (2007-2008); Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson, The Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA (2007); Tim Hawkinson, Whitney Museum, New York, NY and Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA (2005); Directions: Tim Hawkinson, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C. (2001); and Überorgan, Mass MoCA, North Adams, MA (2000-2001).

Hawkinson’s work can be found in several public collections, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the Whitney Museum, New York. In 2002, The Stuart Collection commissioned a 24-foot, sculpture constructed from eight granite boulders forming a teddy bear. Bear is permanently on view on the campus of the University of California, San Diego.

Tim Hawkinson received his M.F.A. from UCLA and lives and works in Los Angeles.





TIM HAWKINSON
Selected Biography
Born
San Francisco, California, 1960

Education
University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, M.F.A., 1989
San Jose State University, San Jose, California, B.F.A., 1984


Selected One-Person Exhibitions

2009
PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

2008
Tim Hawkinson, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2007-2008
Tim Hawkinson: Mapping the Marvelous, Museum of Contemporary Art,
Sydney, Australia (cat)

2007
Zoopsia: New Works by Tim Hawkinson, The J. Paul Getty Museum,
Los Angeles, CA
Tim Hawkinson, Nyehaus, New York, NY (cat)
Tim Hawkinson: How Man is Knit, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (cat)

2005
Tim Hawkinson, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (cat)
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
An Empty Space: Tim Hawkinson, Akira Ikeda Gallery, New York, NY

2004
Tim Hawkinson, Akira Ikeda Gallery, Berlin, Germany

2002
Überorgan, Ace Gallery, New York, NY

2001
Directions: Tim Hawkinson, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,
Washington, D.C.
2000-2001
Überorgan, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art,
North Adams, MA (cat)

2000
Tim Hawkinson, Miyake Design Studio, Tokyo, Japan
Tim Hawkinson: New Work, White Cube, London, UK (cat)
Pentecost, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Tim Hawkinson, Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery, Toronto, Canada (cat)

1999
Tim Hawkinson: Art of the Machine, Ace Gallery, New York, NY
Tim Hawkinson: New Works, Akira Ikeda Gallery,
AIG Exhibition/Taura, Japan (cat)

1998
Pneumatic Quilt (collaboration with Issey Miyake), Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1996 – 1997
Humongolous: Sculpture and Other Works by Tim Hawkinson, organized by The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH. Traveled to: Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio, August 24 – October 27; Center for the Arts, Yerba Buena Gardens, San Francisco, September 6 – October 27; The Arnoff Center for the Arts, Alice F. and Harris K. Weston Art Gallery, Cincinatti (concurrent exhibition with The Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinatti), November 9 – January 12, 1997; Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, January 25-March 30, 1997; and John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 1997 (cat)
Secret Sync, Gallery Paule Anglim, San Francisco, CA. Traveled to Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1996
Hawkinson: Ali Ikmnostw, Armory Center for the Arts, Pasadena, CA (cat)
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1995
Tim Hawksinson, Ace Gallery, New York, NY

1994
Tim Hawkinson, Guggenheim Art Gallery, Chapman University, Orange, CA (cat)

1993
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1991
Tim Hawkinson, Anders Tornberg Gallery, Lund, Sweden (cat)

1990
Tim Hawkinson, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1988
Tim Hawkinson: Objects, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1985
Tim Hawkinson, Brunswick Gallery, Missoula, Montana

1984
Tim Hawkinson, Gallery 6, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

1982
Tim Hawkinson, Freight Door Gallery, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA

1981
Tim Hawkinson, Carlson Tower Gallery, Chicago, Illinois


Selected Group Exhibitions

2008
A Human Impulse: Figuration from the Diane and Sandy Besser Collection, Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, AZ
XXIc: Exhibition 3 “XXIst Century Man”, The Miyake Foundation, 21_21 Design Sight, Tokyo
The Way Things Go, Susan Inglett Gallery, New York, NY

2007- 2008
Fractured Figure: Works from the Dakis Joannou Collection, Deste Foundation for Contemporary Art, Athens, Greece

2007
Not For Sale, P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Islang City, NY
Light Time and Three Dimensions, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY
Ensemble, Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Skin of/in Contemporary Art, National Museum of Art, Osaka, Japan (cat)

2006
EgoMANIA, Galleria Civica di Modena, Italy
Heads, Pescali & Sprovieri, London, UK
Swell, The New York Center for Art and Media Studies, New York, NY

2005
Material Matters, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Cornell University,
Ithaca, NY (cat)
Logical Conclusions: 40 Years of Rule-Based Art, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY (cat)
Laguna’s Hidden Treasures: Art from Private Collections, Laguna Art Museum,
Laguna Beach, CA
A.B. Normal, Nyehaus, New York, NY
Summer Group Show, PaceWildenstein, New York, NY

2003
We Are Electric, Deitch Projects, New York NY

2002 – 2003
Fantasy Underfoot: The 47th Biennial Exhibition, Corcoran Gallery of Art
Washington, D.C. (cat)

2002
2002 Biennial Exhibition, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY (cat)

2001 – 2002
Chain Reaction: Rube Goldberg and Contemporary Art, Williams College Museum of Art, Williamstown, MA. Traveled to Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY January 26 – April 14 (cat)

2001
Un Art Populaire, Foundation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France
Clenchclutchflinch, Paul Rodgers/9W, New York, NY (cat)
The Americans: New Art, Barbican Gallery, London, UK (cat)

2000
American Bricolage, Sperone Westerwater, New York, NY (cat)
Arte Americana, Ultimo Decennio, Ravenna, Italy
The Greenhouse Effect, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
Hand-Made in the USA, Sprovieri Gallery, London, UK

1999
Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Persona, Galerie Carousel, Paris, France
Zero-G: When Gravity Becomes Form, Whitney Museum of American Art at Champion, Stamford, CT (cat)
48th Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy (cat)
Dreaming III: Contemporary American Art and Old Japanese Ceramics, Akira Aikeda Gallery, New York, NY
Head to Toe: Impressing the Body, University Gallery, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA (cat)

1998-1999
Issey Miyake: Making Things, Foundation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

1998
Deep Thought, Basilico Fine Art, New York, NY
Ętre Nature, Fondation Cartier Pour L’Art Contemporain, Paris, France

1997-1998
Identity Crisis: Self-Portraiture at the End of the Century, Milwaukee Art Museum,
Milwaukee, WI. Traveled to Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO December 18, 1997- Februrary 15, 1998 (cat)

1997
Yard Sale, Special K Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
Voorzaal und Achterzaal, W139, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

1996-1997
The Scream: Borealis 8, Arkem Museum of Modern Art, Copenhagen, Germany (cat)

1996
Be Specific, Rosamund Felsen Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
The Empowered Object, Hunsaker/Schlesinger Fine Art, Santa Monica, CA
First Person, Marc Foxx Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
Narcissism: Artists Reflect Themselves, California Center for the Arts Museum,
Escondido, CA (cat)
Shirts and Skins: Absence/Presence in Contemporary Art, The Contemporary
Museum Honolulu, HI

1995
Beyond 15 Minutes, Cheney Cowles Museum, Spokane, WA (cat)
California in Three Dimensions, California Center for the Arts Museum, Escondido, CA (cat)
Veered Science, Huntington Beach Art Center, Huntington Beach, CA (cat)

1994-1995
In the Black, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA (cat)

1994
Current Abstractions, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Artpark
Hooked on a Feeling, Kohn Turner Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
This is My Body, Greg Kucera Gallery, Seatlle, WA

1992
Imperfect Order, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

1991
Evocative Objects, California State University, Los Angeles, CA

1990
Lead & Wax, Stephen Wirtz Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Michael Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1989
Modern Objects, Richard/Bennett Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Self Evidence, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1988
Excavations, Otis Art Institute of Parsons School of Design, Los Angeles, CA
Curt Marcus Gallery, New York, NY
Profound Visions, Ace Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

1987
Livestock, Los Angeles, CA
Two person Exhibition, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Young American Artists V, Mandeville Gallery, University of California at San Diego, San Diego, CA

1986
Abstract Dimensional Painting, Richard Art Center, Richmond, VA
All-California 86: On a Small Scale, Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA

1985
Coming Attractions, San Jose Institute of Art, San Jose, CA
New Art in the West, Vorpal Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Paint in Space, Main Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA

1984
Painted, Tinted, Tainted Sculpture, San Jose Museum of Art, San Jose, CA

1983
Painted Constructions, Main Gallery, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA


Media(selected)

2003
Art 21- Art in the Twenty-First Century. Program no. 7, premiered 10 September 2003 by PBD. Produced by Catherine Tatgne


Public Collections (selected)

Allen Memorial Art Museum, Oberlin College, Ohio
Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, HI
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego, CA
Newport Harbor Art Museum, Newport, CA
Stuart Collection, University of California at San Diego, CA
UBS Art Collection, New York, NY
Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA







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