Dallas Museum of Art Presents Sheila Hicks: "Secret Structures, Looming Presence" opening 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.
The exhibition will be on display through January 12, 2020.