Sheila Hicks is no new kid on the block. With a career spanning over five decades, some may say she’s a ring leader of sorts in the textile driven genre of the art world. If you were lucky enough to catch her 2011 retrospective, Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, which toured from the Addison Gallery of American Art in MA to ICA in Philadelphia and culminated at the Mint Museum in Charlotte, North Carolina, you will undoubtedly understand our excitement upon hearing of Hicks inaugural exhibition this month at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. On the other hand, if you were among those unfortunates to miss the aforementioned stockpile of the artist’s works, we are pleased to inform you that a second chance has been granted.

Sheila Hicks at Sikkema Jenkins is a conglomeration works produced between 1958 to 2012. While in our eyes the stars of the exhibition reside in the strictly sculptural, fibrous wall hangings that mimic the chaotic disposition of let’s say, a kaleidoscopic¬† intestinal tract and his gothic best bud; feel free to bring your pretentious painter friends along, as Hicks smaller-scaled, but just as fascinatingly intricate, framed weavings compose a majority of the show. No matter upon what side of the 3D vs 2D spectrum you sway we stand our ground as we declare Sheila Hicks at Sikkema Jenkins a visual feast that should not be skipped. Anyway, let’s face it fellow New Yorkers, you’ve skipped enough meals this week and are in definite need of some substantial nourishment.

Sheila Hicks at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. April 20- May 25, 2012

Photos Courtesy of Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

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