Sheila Hicks. The Evolving Tapestry: He/She. 1967–1968

Sheila Hicks The Evolving Tapestry: He/She 1967–1968

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Composed of hundreds of bound and stacked "ponytail" units, this work assumes a different form each time it is exhibited. The repetitive, tactile process by which it has been constructed and installed reflects Hicks’s preoccupation with gesture in textile fabrication. When intermeshed, individual threads form a textile, but here they are massed, emphasizing their collective volume. The heaped linen threads invite the viewer to reconceive the structural potential of the soft material.

Gallery label from Brute Material: Fiber into Form, April 5, 2013–September 8, 2013.
Medium
Linen and silk
Dimensions
Dimensions variable
Credit
Given in Memory of Arthur Drexler by Sheila Hicks, Jack Lenor Larsen, and Henry and Alison Kates; and Department Purchase Funds
Object number
452.1987.a-vvv
Department
Architecture and Design

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