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Sheila Hicks: 50 Years - ICA Philadelphia

Sheila Hicks: 50 Years is the first major retrospective to honor this extraordinary American artist. Sheila Hicks has built an international reputation with her two- and three-dimensional works in fiber. Her remarkably far-reaching artistic focus has encompassed painting, sculpture, photography, weaving, fabric design, writing, publishing, teaching, and collaborating with architects. Her early work of the…

this inspires me because this is like a mat I seen before in the carriban islands'

We are excited to share a new Featured Artist Series of fiber artists from the past and present. For our first post, we're highlighting Sheila Hicks, as we are especially inspired by her striking use of color, inherited through her travels around the world.

SHEILA HICKS — Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is a contemporary art gallery in New York City representing artists such as Tony Feher, Arturo Herrera, Sheila Hicks, Vik Muniz, and Kara Walker.

Sheila Hicks, Tibidabo Daydream; made in Barcelona, 1973

Ringlets; made in Paris, 1993; interlock, reversible; rubber bands, paper clips; 12 1/4 x 5 inches A cascade of circus-festive, elastic bands congregates and loops into a paper clip. A repetitive gesture, on the accumulation of similar elements, accords with my natural instincts. I chose to build with fiber rather than overlay paint upon paint, or carve wood, or struggle to give form to soft clay or wax. One of my favorite catalogs on my bookshelf is Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor, from a…