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  • Tim Hawkinson

    The Power Plant
    231 Queens Quay West
    June 17–September 4, 2000

    What do you get when you combine Popsicle sticks, socks, TV antennae, tin foil, electrical cords, and plastic doll eyes with an infusion of wacky Conceptual spirit? Tim Hawkinson provides an answer in this mini-retrospective. Jetsetters who made the last Venice Biennale will certainly remember Pentecost, 1999, a large installation comprising twelve figures connected to an enormous tree, all fashioned from sonotubes and mechanized to tap out popular melodies. Fifteen other works by this California artist/inventor round out the show. The catalogue includes essays by curator Philip Monk and Los Angeles-based art critic Doug Harvey.