Sheila Hicks: Line by Line, Step by Step
April 29 – June 8, 2019
June 10 – July 27, 2019
Extended thru August 17, 2019
Voir, c’est comprendre, juger, transformer, imaginer, oublier ou s’oublier, être ou disparaître.*
Sheila Hicks: Line by Line, Step by Step presents nineteen ‘minimes’ or small works of sixty years of her intimate practice. The installation reveals that the minimes inform Hicks’ journeys, discoveries, revelations, and her sense of place. As a personal archive, each work unveils hidden meanings and invites the viewer into a labyrinth of discovery.
Visual queries, interrogations, observation. They raise doubts and examine uncertainties. They are my laboratory and my library. - Sheila Hicks
* From Paul Éluard's poem in Donner à voir (1939) that inspired the exhibition title of “George Henri Rivière: Voir, c’est comprendre” (Mucem, 2018-2019.)
Sheila Hicks: Line by Line, Step by Step, on view since April 29th, will give way to a second chapter: a new selection of historical works by the artist will be accompanied by related French design objects through August 17.
The next phase of the exhibition will also present ‘minimes’ and other works from sixty years of her intimate practice. The installation further reflects Hicks’ journeys, discoveries, and her unique sense of place. As a personal archive, each work unveils hidden meanings and invites the viewer into a labyrinth of discovery.
In the spirit of Hicks’ practice of creative spontaneity “step by step,” the presentation is evolving with both her confidential works and her selection of furniture—mostly French. An exhibition catalog will be available in the fall, documenting these iterations.