If you live in St. Louis, you have until the end of the month (December 27, to be exact) to check out Sheila Hicks’ work at the Contemporary Art Museum. The show has a wide variety of her art- all abstract and made from fibers – from the last 60 years. Some are large, some small, some colorful, some monotone, some hang on the wall, others are lumps on the floor. Basically what they have in common is that they are all cool and done in Hicks’ unique style.
She weaves, crochets, spins… to create pieces made out of natural and synthetic fibers. She also incorporates the occasional feather, button, porcupine quill… you see where I’m going here…to bring a lot of natural elements into her work. Hicks is an American born artist, who divides her time between Paris and NYC. She’s shown at the Whitney Biennial and has works in the collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art , the Museum of Modern Art and the Art Institute in Chicago to name a few. And at 81, she is still weaving. Impressive by any standard.