Opening Reception: February 14th 6-9 @ 94 Prince Street, 2nd Floor
Closing Reception: March 16th 6-9 @ Heskin Contemporary 443 West 37th Street
Heskin Contemporary is pleased to announce a survey of works by Timothy Linn at Heskin Contemporary in Hell's Kitchen and a pop-up project space in SOHO. This exhibition will be on view at 94 Prince Street, 2nd Floor and at 443 W. 37th St. The opening reception will be held Thursday, February 14th from 6 to 9 PM in SOHO at 94 Prince Street, 2nd Floor.
In the SOHO space, Linn will display large-scale works on paper, wood sculptures, works on canvas and an installation of free standing, large framed two-sided drawings. Heskin Contemporary on 37th Street will be exhibiting works on paper, on cardboard, on wood and canvas and other substrates made of varying surfaces and found materials.
Tim Linn has collected materials over decades from natural and urban environments. Linn has utilized some of these materials in previous works and often recycles them into new pieces. The artist selects these objects, for their tactile and visual qualities, most of them, in one way or another, have an affinity with the limited geometries of primitive and ancient art.
In the essay, for Painterly Geometrics, Robert G. Edelman writes, "The overtly simple composition of his works on paper often conceals the sophistication of Linn's process. Both minimalist and formal, they are nonetheless deeply rooted in experiment and improvisation. In the large two sided gouaches on paper, Linn has fashioned the ultimate enigma; a work of art that requires a response - the realization that it cannot be fully experienced without our participation, as we interact with it, and the artist, in a visual dance."
Timothy Linn received his MFA and BFA from the Art Institute of Chicago. He has been included in numerous exhibitions in Europe and throughout the U.S. This is Linn's second solo exhibition at Heskin Contemporary.