Double Kite
1981
40.5" x 40" x 6"
Painting, Acrylic on shaped canvas
Signed and dated verso
The flexible and joyous plasticity of the Hinman's forms of the 1980's forgets the law of gravity, which the older works still recalled while seeming to disobey it. Double Kite creates an unusual "spatial situation" through its contradictory forces and the secret connection of its volumes.

About the Artist
(B. 1932)
Charles Hinman, known for his shaped-canvas sculpture, was born in Syracuse, New York on December 29, 1932. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Syracuse University in 1955, and was a professional baseball pitcher for the Milwaukee Braves while pursuing his BFA. Hinman first received critical attention in the exhibition 7 New Artists at the Sidney Janis Gallery in May 1964 where he exhibited flat canvases cut at angles and suspended by cords. The other artists in the exhibition were: Larry Bell, Robert Irwin, Norman Ives, Robert Slutsky, Robert Whitman, and Arakawa.


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