TIM HAWKINSON

Like an indefatigable inventor cut off from the recent advances of technology, California artist Tim Hawkinson turns an inquisitive glance on his body and employs the use of everyday objects to produce awe-inspiring discoveries at once out of sync and illuminating. (A huge, suspended sculpture, Uberorgan, resembles a clump of organs, and emits horn- and wind-instrument sounds; Feather is a tiny feather made from the artist's hair.) Hawkinson's artworks of both epic and minute proportions convert exhibition spaces into a cavern of oddities. There's definitely a cult appeal to Hawkinson, whose talents were rewarded in 2005 by a retrospective at the Whitney. New works in multimedia will be on view at Pace Wildenstein, and eight of Hawkinson's sculptures will be on exhibition at Nyehaus, collector Tim Nye's art gallery located in, but unaffiliated with, the National Arts Club.

Pace Wildenstein, 545 W. 22nd St., (212) 989-4258. May 1-June 9. Nyehaus, 15 Gramercy Park S., Suite 8D, (212) 995-1785. May 1-June 16.

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