August 7 - October 18, 2020, 12pm-5pm
Celebrating the hundredth birthday of local member artist Bob Hawks, we will feature a collection of his woodwork and photography.
108|Contemporary is proud to present the work of member artist Bob Hawks, who recently celebrated his 100th birthday. After serving in the Army for five years during World War II, Hawks attended art school in Los Angeles on the GI Bill. Upon graduation, he founded his own commercial photography business which he successfully ran in Tulsa for 40 years. His clients included several well-known national magazines as well as national and local companies. Hawks discovered the craft of woodturning after retiring in 1987. Though he still practices photography, the artist has dedicated more than 30 years to making unique, turned vessels. Since turning his attention to woodturning, Bob Hawks’ work has been widely exhibited across America. Many of his pieces are included in the permanent collections of museums, institutes, schools, and private collections both nationally and internationally. In December 1993 Hawks was one of 15 woodturners in the United States invited to create a turned vessel that became part of the White House Collection of American Crafts. The exhibition at 108|Contemporary will allow viewers to consider how nature informs Hawks’ work in photography and woodturning. “Bob Hawks: Celebrating a Century of Life” will be on display August 8 through October 19, 2020.