Santiago de Chile: Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombiano, 2019. b/w and color plates, chron./bio., cat., endpapers, cloth boards. Item #115763
Sheila Hicks (Hastings, Nebraska, 1934, lives and works in Paris) has developed her career, which began in the mid-1950s, influenced by pre-Hispanic textiles and abstract painting. Reencounterpresents the fascinating work of Sheila Hicks. An artist who has found in fiber her medium, and along with color and texture, her aesthetic alphabet. The artworks exhibited here reveal forms inspired in ancestral modes of communicating through spun yarns. They often return to her first encounter with the pre-Columbian textiles of the Andes. The works of Sheila Hicks are an art of space and time. Her artworks are bridges between painting, sculpture, and architecture; as well as between archeology, anthropology and contemporary art. Works on view and the archaeological textiles from the collection of the Museo Chileno de Arte Precolombino are juxtaposed to express the relation between the Andean influence and the artist’s different aesthetic expressions. CONTENTS: Presentación -- Hilando caminos -- Entrevista con la artista -- Lista de obras -- Dialogando desde el textil -- El principio de apertura -- Cronologia de Sheila Hicks -- Lista de obras exhibidas.