Museo Amparo presents a major exhibition dedicated to Sheila Hicks; the first in Mexico after her collaboration with Antonio Souza Gallery in 1962.
Sheila Hicks -
Exhibition November 04, 2017 -
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With approximately 120 pieces made at different times, as well as numerous photographs and archival documents, the exhibition will provide a broad overview of her artistic work, allowing to highlight their Latin American roots and influences.
A student of Josef Albers at Yale University, Sheila Hicks received a solid pictorial training, a medium in which she made her first works -
Her work underwent a radical change in 1957 when she began a series of trips through Chile and the region, during which she became acquainted with Pre-
This exhibition proposes a new reading, emphasizing that the achievements of her training in the field of abstract painting did not disappear when her work turned to textiles, which led the artist to address pictorial abstraction in a unique way, which manifested itself very quickly through an openness to spatial concerns.
In addition to these pictorial and structural considerations, the importance of architecture and decoration in the art of Sheila Hicks are explored, as well as color considered as form and texture, and language issues.
A gallery dedicated to the Andean and Mexican contexts will include Hicks’ travel documents on Latin America, her thesis on Pre-
Curated by Frédéric Bonnet.
Sheila Hicks, Perpetual Migration II, 2016-
Courtesy the artist, Paris