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Tim Hawkinson, Gimble Klein Basket, 2007, bamboo, motor, pulley, and drive belt, 58 x 137 x 58" © Tim Tawkinson

Museum Exhibitions

Tim Hawkinson


The University of Tampa, Scarfone/Hartley Gallery

October 6 – November 3, 2017

The University of Tampa’s Scarfone/Hartley Gallery will present Tim Hawkinson: BodyCon, a solo exhibition showcasing unique works of variable media from throughout this groundbreaking artist’s career. The exhibition runs from Oct. 6–Nov. 3, with an opening reception on Oct. 6 at 8 p.m.

Hawkinson’s idiosyncratic creations are meditations on nature, machines, mortality, the body and human consciousness. Since the 1980s, the artist has used common found and store-bought materials, handcrafted objects and machines to shift familiar subject matter off-kilter, constructing visual conundrums and conceits imbued with deeper meaning. The artist’s inventive works range in size from monumental kinetic and sound-producing sculptures to almost microscopic pieces fabricated from such unassuming materials as eggshells and electrical cords.

Signature pieces in BodyCon will include Gimbled Klein Basket (pictured above), a huge gridded bamboo structure suspended from the ceiling like a Calder mobile, and “Laocoon,” a hanging piece that appears to be a salvaged truck tire painted white, yet is carefully handcrafted from paper, wire, string, foam and rubber.

For more information, please visit the University of Tampa's (opens in a new window) website.

  • Museum Exhibitions — "Tim Hawkinson: BodyCon" at UT Scarfone/Hartley Gallery, Sep 28, 2017