American Artist Sheila Hicks is well known for her work with textiles, large-scale sculptures and site-specific installations, which playfully blur the boundaries between mediums.
Sheila Hicks bio
Hicks was originally a painter, but in the late 1950s she discovered textiles and fibres when living in South America and has used them ever since. Colour, texture and structure are fundamental principles in Sheila Hicks weaving. Only last year she exhibited a gigantic piece at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris, filling the gallery’s rotunda with huge colourful balls of thread. There was also the recent Sheila Hicks ICA Boston inclusion in the group show Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present.
Hayward Gallery, London exhibition 2015
For the Hayward Gallery Project Space, Hicks has created an environment that responds to the gallery’s location and which will be visible to passing traffic on Waterloo Bridge. Alongside her monumental, brightly coloured fibres, there will also be a series of fibre-based calligraphic drawings on display. Don’t miss one of the most exciting London art installations this year.
|What||Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones, Hayward Gallery Project Space|
|Where||Hayward Gallery, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Waterloo (underground)|
23 Feb 15 – 19 Apr 15, 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
|Website||Click here for more details|