DAVIS & LANGDALE COMPANY, INC.
231 EAST 60 STREET
NEW YORK, NY 10022
SHEILA HICKS: Minimes: Smal Woven Works will begin on Wednesday, October 1st and continue through Saturday, November 8th. The opening reception is Wednesday, October 1, from 5 PM to 7 PM.
SHEILA HICKS, born in Hastings, Nebraska, 1934, and based in Paris since 1964, is internationally known for her sculpture; site commissions; drawings, and the small woven works she refers to as minimes or miniatures.
The Davis & Langdale exhibition will consist of 20 minimes executed in 2007 and 2008; these small works by HICKS explore color, structure, and texture, informed by her background in painting and sculpture. Wrought from traditional materials, found objects, and new fibers made from steel and bamboo, these studies reflect HICKS’s mastery of ancient textile constructions and contemporary innovations.
The show is accompanied by a catalogue with 7 color illustrations.
In 2006, the artist was the subject of Sheila Hicks: Weaving as Metaphor, an exhibition at The Bard Center for Graduate Studies in the Decorative Arts, Design, and Culture, in New York; the award-winning catalogue for that exhibition, published by Bard and Yale University Press, was written by Arthur C Danto, Joan Simon, and Nina Stritzler-Levine.
In September 2010, a two-year touring exhibition of 50 years of HICKS’s work will open at the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. That exhibition will be curated by Susan C. Faxon, Associate Director of the Addison Gallery, and Joan Simon, Curator at Large, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; it will be accompanied by a catalogue published by Yale University Press.