Tim Hawkinson Down Under

Tim Hawkinson, “Scout.” 2006-7, cardboard, tape, urethane foam. Courtesy Gow Langsford Gallery.

Scout, an exhibition of work by Art21 Season 2 artist Tim Hawkinson, is on view at the Gow Langsford Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand until May 16th.

Hawkinson’s full range of mad scientist quirkiness is on exhibit, ranging from drawings and paintings to multi-media constructions. The wide array of works are meticulously designed and constructed, integrating scavenged and ephemeral materials with a healthy dose of absurdist humor.

“Through his work, Hawkinson draws the viewer into a Carrollean world of inverse proportions, surreal adventures, and fantastical, sometimes sinister characters. His über-imagination produces a cast of hybrid animals, queasily enlarged body parts and grotesque collages that occupy a space situated somewhere on the other side of the looking glass” (from the press release).


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