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Artist-in-Residence at Pasadena City College: Tim Hawkinson:
Residency and Exhibition

Research guide dedicated to the current Pasadena City College Artist-in-Residence, and an overview of past Artists-in-Residence.

PCC Artists-in-Residence

Pasadena City College launched an ambitious program in 1987 that brings prominent artists for a weeklong stay on campus, where the artists interact closely with students, faculty, and the larger campus community. In addition to his exhibition in the Boone Family Art Gallery, Tim Hawkinson will spend the week of March 20 through 24 on campus, during which time he will present a public lecture and meet with PCC students in the classroom. Through this program, PCC has hosted celebrated artists such as painters Masami Teraoka and Wayne Thiebaud; installation artist Alexis Smith; quilt maker Faith Ringgold; eco-political art collective Futurefarmers; illustrator and “futurist” Syd Mead, and photographer William Wegman, each of whom also donated works of art to the college. These works are displayed in the college’s Shatford Library and Boone Sculpture Garden.

About Tim Hawkinson

Tim Hawkinson is recognized internationally for his unsurpassed and uncanny creativity. Mixing high tech and low tech in unexpected confluence, his resulting artworks are a wonder of creative ingenuity. Because of his remarkable spirit of invention and the wonderfully unpredictable outcomes of his inquisitive postulations, Tim Hawkinson is an inspiration, modeling creativity as a playful dance with life itself.

This exhibition of Hawkinson’s work offers a sampling of artworks throughout his career, in hopes that the viewer may witness this ongoing thread of creative genius, this unexpected, serendipitous pairing of high and low that marks Hawkinson’s innovative process of discovery.

- from Curatorial Statement by Mahara T. Sinclaire

PCC Artist-in-Residence 2017: Tim Hawkinson

Tim Hawkinson's solo show "Recent Work" will run March 3 - April 14 in PCC's Boone Family Art Gallery:
(Mon/Tu 11am -5pm, Wed/Thu 11am - 7pm, Fri 12pm - 3pm).

Opening reception on Pasadena ArtNight, March 10 6pm - 10pm

Tim Hawkinson Recent Work poster with Thumbsucker image. Poster text reads as follows: "Tim Hawkinson: Recent Work" Pasadena City College Boone Family Art Gallery Show runs February 21 – April 14, 2017 Reception: Friday, March 10, 6-10 pm, Pasadena ArtNight  Artist-in-Residence week is March 20 - 24, 2017      Mon, March 20, 2017, 7:00 pm: Artist lecture, reception to follow in Boone until 9:00 pm     Friday, March 24, 2017, 12:00-1:00 pm: Closing reception/ gift presented to college


About the poster image:

Thumbsucker (2015)
Plaster and urethane foam
40 x 40 x 40 in. (101.6 x 101.6 x 101.6 cm), globe
10 x 6 x 4 in. (25.4 x 15.2 x 10.2 cm), figure

The moon is formed from enlarged and reduced casts of the artist’s mouth, and the astronaut is formed through casts – also enlarged and reduced – of his thumb and fingers.