It is one of my most enjoyable museum visits in a while. I had seen Hawkinson’s "Uberorgan" in the Atrium of the IBM building a couple of weeks ago. It’s sheer size (so large that it could not be exhibited at the Whitney) and the intricacy of its mechanism (a signature Hawkinson feature) had impressed me quite a bit.
Visiting the full exhibition was breathtaking. I find that I am generally drawn to art that is pattern intensive. Hawkinson takes it a step further. The patterns exist at both the physical level, as well as the at the mental processes that factor in to the creation of his brilliant pieces.
I’d highly recommend a visit if you are in or around New York before May 29th.