• Fri. Aug 12th, 2022

SHEILA HICKS: Off Grid

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*Featured photo: Installation of Sheila Hicks Off Grid at The Hepworth Wakefield, 2022. Photo Tom Bird. Courtesy The Hepworth Wakefield

Galleria Massimo Minini & Francesca Minini are glad to announce the exhibition

Sheila Hicks: Off Grid

The Hepworth Wakefield, UK
Gallery Walk, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW
on view from 7 April to 25 September 2022

Sheila Hicks, Cordes Sauvages_Hidden Blue, 2014 Courtesy of Alison Jacques Gallery, London © Sheila Hicks

Drawing together over 70 works from international public and private collections, this major exhibition explores the many facets of Hicks’ ground-breaking work. They range from intimate minimes – small woven explorations that Hicks continually creates on a hand-held frame – to large-scale installations that fill spaces with voluminous form and vibrant colour. The exhibition spans Hicks’ career from her earliest works made in the 1950s to new site-specific commissions.

Off Grid reveals how Hicks’ extensive travels across several continents, where she immersed herself in local communities and studied vernacular textile traditions by observing and collaborating with local artists and artisans, together with her own experimentation and natural curiosity, inspired her to develop an unique artistic language. On display are little-known photographs and journals offering insights into the extraordinary range of cultural and aesthetic influences that have inspired her work.

Installation of Sheila Hicks, Off Grid at The Hepworth Wakefield, 2022. VARMAYANA,The Place of Shining Light, 2018. Commissioned by Collection Garance Primat. Courtesy the artist and galerie frank elbaz, Paris. Photo Tom Bird. Courtesy The Hepworth Wakefi

Prestigious collaborations and commissions have enabled Hicks to collapse the boundaries between art, architecture and design. These have included commissions for the Ford Foundation headquarters in New York, King Saud University in Riyadh and the Cultural Centre of Fuji City in Japan as well as projects with IBM, CBS, Air France, Rothschild Bank, Bridgestone, Artek and Georg Jensen, several of which are examined in the exhibition.

For The Hepworth Wakefield, Hicks has created major new installations that respond to David Chipperfield’s architecture and the new Tom Stuart-Smith garden, where there is a specially-commissioned monumental sculpture of weather-resistant fibres.

Sheila Hicks, Perruque, 1968-1969, linen and cotton, 48×24×32 cm
Sheila Hicks, Partner of Mercurial, 2021. Linen, wood. 120 x 100 cm, Courtesy of Alison Jacques, London © Sheila Hicks
Sheila Hicks, Partner of Mercurial, 2021. Linen, wood. 120 x 100 cm, Courtesy of Alison Jacques, London © Sheila Hicks
Sheila Hicks, Taxco el Viejo, 1964, handspun wool, 122×101 cm
Sheila Hicks, Taxco el Viejo, 1964, handspun wool, 122×101 cm