Tim Hawkinson
left: SHATTER, 1998
Polyester and aluminum 84x84 in.

right and detail: AERIAL MOBILE, 1998
TV antennas, fabric, string, wood. Dimensions variable.

Perhaps the most lighthearted work in the exhibition is AERIAL MOBILE, in which one might 'navigate the airwaves'. TV antennas do double duty as the 'masts' of a fully rigged 'schooner'. The whimsy of it brings to mind the fresh view of things best glimpsed in child's play. Here, though, marrying antenna and mast has led to many hours of exacting work. It is that kind of dedication to the time-bound act of making that truly distinguishes the exhibition. Leaving the Self unmentioned, AERIAL MOBILE is allowed to function as a simple, concise gesture.

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