Sheila Hicks (American, born 1934) has been working supple and pliable materials for over sixty years. Known for pushing perceptions of art beyond traditional associations, the artist uses fiber to create sculptures and objects that give material form to color.
International Archives 1st half of 2019
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Featuring 18 international artists from 13 different countries, the programme will bring together artists who share an interest in harnessing the cultural histories and physical properties of the materials they use. New commissions and exhibitions will respond to a provocation made by artist Phyllida Barlow in 2018—that "sculpture is the most anthropological of the artforms."
Highlights of the programme will include a new commission by Rashid Johnson at the Henry Moore Institute, and rarely-
Yorkshire Sculpture International commissions include Huma Bhabha’s first public realm commission in the UK in Wakefield city centre, a site-
Yorkshire Sculpture International builds on Yorkshire’s rich history as the birthplace and home to pioneering sculptors including Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore and Damien Hirst, and YSI’s partner galleries’ celebrated sculpture collections. Major sculptures by Damien Hirst will be shown outdoors in Leeds city centre and at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, and inside Leeds Art Gallery. Hirst grew up in Leeds and went on to study at Leeds College of Art in the early 1980s, as Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore had done 60 years earlier.
Artists whose works will be exhibited during YSI include Tamar Harpaz, Rashid Johnson, Maria Loboda, Sean Lynch and Cauleen Smith at the Henry Moore Institute; Tarek Atoui, Ayşe Erkmen, Rachel Harrison, Damien Hirst, Joanna Piotrowska, and Nobuko Tsuchiya at Leeds Art Gallery; Tarek Atoui, Nairy Baghramian, Jimmie Durham, Wolfgang Laib and Tau Lewis at The Hepworth Wakefield; Damien Hirst, Kimsooja and David Smith at Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
More informations at : https://yorkshire-
Hicks began to explore the vast range of tactile and tension structures, along with painting and color theory, under the guidance of the faculty assembled by Josef Albers at Yale University in the mid-
Sheila Hicks, Seize, Weave Space, installation view, Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, USA, 2019. Photo: Kevin Todora. Courtesy of the Nasher Sculpture Center.