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Sheila Hicks
Prayer Wall
2012
Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
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Sheila Hicks

FIBER OPTICS
by Brook S. Mason

In our cross-disciplinary, rule-breaking time, does anyone care about distinctions between “art” and “craft” anymore? From the evidence of Paris-based textile artist Sheila Hicks, 77, whose fiber sculptures are poised right on that threshold, the answer is, well, interesting. Her new, self-titled exhibition, “Sheila Hicks,” now on view at Sikkema Jenkins & Co. in Chelsea, surveys the artist’s sometimes-provocative career, which spans five decades of production and demonstrates the degree to which she remains firmly rooted in the fine arts world.

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