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  • Sheila Hicks Cordes Sauvages Pow Wow, 2015. Photo: Cristobal Zanartu

Foray into Chromatic Zones

Sheila Hicks at London’s Hayward Gallery

In something of a coup, Hicks’s artworks will be the first ever to be housed in Dan Graham’s Waterloo Sunset Pavilion, a steel and glass space, built in 2002, that sits atop the gallery overlooking Waterloo Bridge. The Paris-based artist will fill the space with her textile forms, described by curator Dominik Czechowski as ‘bundles of full colour’.

Foray into Chromatic Zones will invite interaction, allowing visitors to feel what is sure to be a very tactile display. Beyond the installation, there will be smaller pieces such as examples of Hicks’s Minimes, small weavings made on a handloom with which she travels, as well as photography and archive of her most celebrated projects including panels from her monumental New York Ford Foundation tapestries, first realised in 1967, and re-created last year.

Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones is at the Hayward Gallery’s Project Space, London until 19 April.


Sheila Hicks, Nomad Treasure Bales, 2014-15. Photo by Cristobal Zanartu