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Sheila Hicks – Free Threads, Textile and its Pre-Columbian Roots, 1954-2017 🌐

Du 4 novembre 2017 au 2 avril 2018

Le Museo Amparo
Av 2 Sur 708, Centro
72000 Puebla
Pue – Mexique

L’exposition offre une interprétation originale de son travail, grâce à 120 pièces réalisées à des époques différentes, ainsi que de nombreuses photographies et des documents d’archive.

A student of Josef Albers at Yale University, Sheila Hicks received a solid pictorial training, a medium in which she made her first works – two oil paintings from 1954 and 1957, never exhibited before, are to be displayed in this exhibition. It was during that period that she developed a sensitivity marked by the power and effects of color.

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-Columbian textiles and ancient Andean weaving techniques. Through this approach, the exhibition aims to confront Sheila Hicks’ art with 20 Pre-Columbian textiles from the collections of the Museo de Arte de Lima.

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-Columbian textiles, presented at Yale University in 1957, and records of her years in Mexico as a witness and participant in the creative turmoil of the time.

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