Considered as one of the most innovative artists in the use of textiles, which has served her as both a space for meditation and material, Sheila Hicks (Hastings, Nebraska, 1934) has developed during her career, beginning in the mid-1950s, a reflection and a most singular artistic practice.
More than a "textile artist" -a really simplistic term- what this exhibition proposes to discover is a life’s work marked by two essential bases that have served to accompany and nourish it: the influence of Pre-Columbian textile and abstract painting.
Student of Josef Albers at Yale University, Sheila Hicks received a solid pictorial training. It is in this environment, from which two examples are presented here for the first time, in which she carried out her first works and where she developed a special sensitivity to issues related to color and space.
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