Artist William L. Hawkins has long been at the forefront of the 20th century self-taught movement, but the Ohio painter has recently received less than his fair share of attention. WILLIAM L. HAWKINS – An Imaginative Geography brings his important work to a wider audience. Organized by the Figge Art Museum in collaboration with Susan Mitchell Crawley, independent curator and formerly Curator of Folk Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta, this traveling exhibition will present approximately 60 of Hawkins’ lively paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Hawkins’ work – a collection of landscapes, cityscapes, historical scenes, wild animals and mixed media – is an ecstatic representation of the world as he saw it. Through bold colors, collage work and photographic reproductions, he created images full of expressive bravado and vigor, balancing the meditative quality of the still image with the chaos of its content.
Drawn from important public and private collections across the United States, WILLIAM L. HAWKINS will make its second stop at Mingei International Museum before traveling to the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa and The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia.
Mingei International Museum
2640 Historic Decatur Road
San Diego, CA 92106
Jun 9 - Aug 26, 2018
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Recurs every Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
$10 /$7 (Military, Youth, Students)/FREE (Members)
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