2016 Project

Sheila Hicks: Material Voices

Artist: Sheila Hicks

Location: Textile Museum of Canada

Partner: Textile Museum of Canada

The Textile Museum of Canada was pleased to host the first presentation of renowned American artist Sheila Hicks’ work in Canada, presenting the exhibition Sheila Hicks: Material Voices organized with the Joslyn Art Museum, Nebraska. A leading international figure in contemporary art, Sheila Hicks: Material Voices spoke to global craft traditions, the history of painting and sculpture, graphic design, and architecture. Hicks (b. 1934, Hastings, Nebraska) redefined the role of fibre in art and influenced a generation of contemporary artists. From monumental architectural interventions to her more intimate works, Hicks’ singular approach to materials brings together a finely-tuned sensitivity to colour, line, and texture with a distinct consciousness of how her work transforms physical space.