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In past show

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Multimedia artist Tim Hawkinson has used a wide variety of common materials, such as plastic bags, used socks, and discarded organic material from his own body, to make his kinetic sculptures, installations, and complex photo collages. He frequently incorporates multiple techniques and media, including sound, in a single sculpture or installation, combining the bodily and the industrial to create a physical world in which flesh and plastic are indistinguishable. The kinetic installation Emoter (2002), for example, is a photographic collage of Hawkinson’s own face, connected by wires to a machine that manipulates his features into expressions of emotion.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Tantric Drip DrawingsHosfelt Gallery
45 at 45: L.A. Louver Celebrates 45 Years with 45 ArtistsL.A. Louver
2016
Tim Hawkinson: CounterclockwisePace Gallery
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Pocket Self-Portrait, 1991

Plaster and steel
53 × 16 × 13 in
134.6 × 40.6 × 33 cm
Permanent collection
Location
Saratoga Springs
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Medium

Multimedia artist Tim Hawkinson has used a wide variety of common materials, such as plastic bags, used socks, and discarded organic material from his own body, to make his kinetic sculptures, installations, and complex photo collages. He frequently incorporates multiple techniques and media, including sound, in a single sculpture or installation, combining the bodily and the industrial to create a physical world in which flesh and plastic are indistinguishable. The kinetic installation Emoter (2002), for example, is a photographic collage of Hawkinson’s own face, connected by wires to a machine that manipulates his features into expressions of emotion.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Tim Hawkinson
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