This traveling exhibition will present over 60 of Hawkins's exuberant paintings, drawings and sculptures.
Mingei International Museum presents WILLIAM L. HAWKINS – An Imaginative Geography, organized by the Figge Art Museum in Davenport, Iowa, in collaboration with Susan Mitchell Crawley, independent curator and formerly Curator of Folk Art at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta.
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 and Europe, WILLIAM L. HAWKINS – An Imaginative Geography can be seen next at Figge Art Museum, from September 22 through December 30, 2018 and The Columbus Museum, Columbus, Georgia, January 29 through April 28, 2019.