No. 396: Sheila Hicks

Episode No. 396 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features artist Sheila Hicks.

The Nasher Sculpture Center in Dallas is presenting “Sheila Hicks: Seize, Weave Space,” an exhibition that presents often site-engaged work both inside the Nasher and in its garden. The exhibition, which was curated by Leigh Arnold, is on view through August 18.

The Bass Museum of Art in Miami Beach, Fla. is concurrently presenting “Sheila Hicks: Campo Abierto (Open Field).” It was curated by Frederic Bonnet and is on view through September 29.

Hicks, who has made fiber the foundation of her practice for 60 years, is one of the world’s most celebrated artists. Last year in Paris, where Hicks lives, the Centre Pompidou, presented a retrospective of Hicks’s career. Her last American retrospective was in 2010, an exhibition that originated at the Addison Gallery of American Art before traveling to the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia and the Mint Museum in Charlotte. (The catalogue for the Pompidou show is excellent; Amazon offers it for $31.)

The program was taped before a live audience at the Nasher.

Air date: June 6, 2019.

Installation view of Jean Arp, Torso with Buds, 1961 (left), Sheila Hicks, Abacus Lino Rising, 2019 (right) at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Sheila Hicks, Abacus Lino Rising, 2019.

 Sheila Hicks, Seven Magic Rain Dances (detail), 2019.

Sheila Hicks, Sentinel of Saffron, 2018.

Sheila Hicks, Chaine et trame interchangeable, 1983-2016.

Installation view, Sheila Hicks at the Nasher Sculpture Center.

Sheila Hicks (all), Sober Streak Green, 2019; Sober Streak Violet, 2019; Sober Streak Blue, 2019.

Sheila Hicks, Multi-colored Minime, ca 1962.

Sheila Hicks, Zapallar, 1958 (left);, Cluny II, 2008.

Sheila Hicks, Prayer Rug, 1965.

Sheila Hicks, North South East West, 2017-18.

Sheila Hicks, Sunset Pavilion Inhabited, 2015.

Sheila Hicks, May I have This Dance, 2003.

Sheila Hicks, May I have This Dance, 2011 (as installed at the ICA Philadelphia).

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