Opening reception for Sheila Hicks: Material Voices
Date: October 05, 2016
Time: 6:30 - 8 pm
Drawing on global weaving traditions as well as the history of painting and sculpture, graphic design, and architecture, American artist Sheila Hicks has redefined the role of fibre in art and influenced a generation of contemporary artists with her interdisciplinary visual language. From monumental architectural interventions to her more intimate textile works, Hicks' singular approach to materials exemplifies her masterful articulation of colour, texture, space and scale. The first of its kind in Canada, Material Voices places older work in conversation with the new, evoking Sheila Hicks' understanding of her own practice as a continuous, open field that allows for innovation, appropriation and constant reinvention. Sheila Hicks: Material Voices has been organized by Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska.
IMAGE: Four Seasons of Mount Fuji, 1993-1995; handwoven and couched linen on linen; 47 x 39 x 2 1/2 in. Museum of Nebraska Art, Gift of Wilder Green; photography: Museum of Nebraska Art