Sheila Hicks “Line by Line, Step by Step”

Demisch Danant

poster for Sheila Hicks “Line by Line, Step by Step”

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Demisch Danant presents Sheila Hicks: Line by Line, Step by Step, the exhibition on view at the gallery’s West 12th Street space since April 29th, will give way to a second chapter with a brand new selection of historical works by the artist accompanied by related French design objects.

The exhibition presents ‘minimes’ and other works from sixty years of Hicks’ intimate practice, in an installation that further reflects her journeys, discoveries, and unique sense of place. As a contained personal archive of experience, each artwork by Hicks unveils hidden meanings and invites the viewer into a labyrinth of ideas.

Sheila Hicks (b. 1934, Hastings, Nebraska) received her BFA and MFA degrees from Yale University. She received a Fulbright scholarship in 1957-58 to paint in Chile. While in South America, she developed her interest in working with fibers. After founding workshops in Mexico, Chile and South Africa, and working in Morocco and India, she now divides her time between her Paris studio and New York.

Hicks has exhibited internationally in both solo and group exhibitions. Her work was included in the 57th Venice Biennale (2017), 77th Whitney Biennial (2014), and 30th São Paulo Biennial (2012). Recent solo presentations include: Lignes de Vie, Centre Pompidou, Paris (2018); Free Threads 1954-2017, Museo Amparo, Mexico (2017). In 2010 a major retrospective of her work, Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, debuted at the Addison Gallery of American Art and traveled to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the Mint Museum, Charlotte, North Carolina. Hicks’ work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art, New York City; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Art Institute of Chicago; the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Centre Pompidou, Paris; the Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; Museo de Bellas Artes, Santiago; solo exhibitions at the Seoul Art Center, Korea; Israel Museum, Jerusalem.



from April 29, 2019 to July 27, 2019


Sheila Hicks

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