Hicks naturally gravitates toward creating books and printing and most of her projects take the form of books or series of prints as each represents an inquiry or sustained reflection on a given subject. Her latest project, String Theory: Understanding Coincidence in the Multiverse undertakes to explain coincidence through science. Part pseudo-scientific humor, part genuine awe at the complexity of the cosmos, String Theory is an embroidered book in three volumes in which the text and images are entirely rendered in thread.
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This exhibition presents artists’ books, book-related works, and new media that are visual interpretations, extrapolations, and recontextualizations of researched source materials such as data analysis, surveying, mapping, plotting, data mining, statistics, analytics, observations, and schemes.
The artists featured in Silence Unbound often work in familiar forms, but have at some point been driven to create or conceive of an object that incorporates their language into a book-like design.
Our annual artist members show with invited artists, focuses on artwork that has been inspired by the concept or content of graphic novels, memoirs, and travel journals with a strong visual presence.
This year’s Artist Members Exhibition brings together current members of the Center’s artistic community and invited artists who use actual thread as a design element to convey both content and form. Artworks featured in this exhibition represent a broad range of book and related arts, including prints, books, sculptures, and multi-media installation.
The 2008 members’ exhibition that examines book and related arts that have a playful, game-like, and/or interactive characteristic.