Dallas Museum of Art Presents Sheila Hicks: "Secret Structures, Looming Presence" Closing Day
The Dallas Museum of Art will present its first exhibition of works by pioneering fiber artist, designer, and weaver Sheila Hicks in a special display illuminating how the 84-year-old contemporary artist’s practice is inspired by the weaving traditions of indigenous artisans from Latin America. Sheila Hicks: "Secret Structures, Looming Presence" pairs works from the Museum’s collection of ancient Andean art with a selection of loom-woven, wrapped, twisted, and knotted fiberworks by the artist to offer a fresh examination of textile traditions through time.
As part of the exhibition, the DMA will debut the first work by Hicks to enter its collection, a richly textured panel titled Zihzabal. It was purchased in April at the Dallas Art Fair through the Dallas Art Fair Foundation Acquisition Program.