The New Social Environment#630

Sheila Hicks: Off Grid

Featuring Hicks and Toby Kamps


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Sheila Hicks joins Rail Editor-at-Large Toby Kamps for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Marta Núñez Pouzols.

In this talk

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Sheila Hicks

Portrait of Sheila Hicks with her installation from “Foray into Chromatic Zones,” London, 2015. Courtesy of PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
After studying painting at Yale University, Sheila Hicks began weaving and producing fabrics in Central and South America in the early 1960s. Attracted to her hand-woven aesthetic, Knoll International collaborated with Hicks in 1966 to produce Inca. The woven upholstery design proved highly successful worldwide and has been revived many times since its original introduction. Choosing to remain on the periphery of the mainstream art world, Hicks has consistently blurred the lines between art, craft and design. Her work has been shown across the globe and is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, and others.

Toby Kamps

Portrait drawing of Toby Kamps by Phong Bui
Portrait of Toby Kamps by Phong Bui
Toby Kamps is former director of Blaffer Museum of Art, and curator of modern and contemporary art at the Menil Collection. He is now the director of external projects at White Cube Gallery and is an Editor-at-Large for the Brooklyn Rail.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Marta Núñez reading.

Marta Núñez

A photo of Marta Núñez
Writer and translator Marta Núñez Pouzols is from the South of Spain and based in Durham, North Carolina. Together with Argentine poet Maia Morosano, she is the co-author of the bilingual collection Pronombres siderales (Turba, 2019.) Her poems can be found in La bella Varsovia, Lute & Drum, Telegráfica, and DREGINALD (forthcoming.) She co-curates the reading series Paradiso in Chapel Hill, NC.

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