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Sheila Hicks: Off Grid

Featuring Hicks and Toby Kamps

 

1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Sheila Hicks joins Rail Editor-at-Large Toby Kamps for a conversation.

In this talk

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Sheila Hicks

Portrait of Sheila Hicks with her installation from “Foray into Chromatic Zones,” London, 2015. Courtesy of PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
After studying painting at Yale University, Sheila Hicks began weaving and producing fabrics in Central and South America in the early 1960s. Attracted to her hand-woven aesthetic, Knoll International collaborated with Hicks in 1966 to produce Inca. The woven upholstery design proved highly successful worldwide and has been revived many times since its original introduction. Choosing to remain on the periphery of the mainstream art world, Hicks has consistently blurred the lines between art, craft and design. Her work has been shown across the globe and is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and others.

Toby Kamps

Portrait drawing of Toby Kamps by Phong Bui
Portrait of Toby Kamps by Phong Bui
Toby Kamps is former director of Blaffer Museum of Art, and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Menil Collection. He is now the director of external projects at White Cube Gallery and is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

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Sheila Hicks: Off Grid

Featuring Hicks and Toby Kamps

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