First Major Retrospective to Honor Artist Sheila Hicks at the Institute of Contemporary Art

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PHILADELPHIA, PA.- The Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) presents Sheila Hicks: 50 Years, the first major retrospective to honor this extraordinary American artist. The exhibition is on view from March 24 through August 7, 2011. Sheila Hicks has built an international reputation with her two- and three-dimensional works in fiber. Her remarkably far-reaching artistic focus has encompassed painting, sculpture, photography, weaving, fabric design, writing, publishing, teaching and collaborations with architects. Her early work of the 1960s was at the forefront of experimentation in sculpture. By the 1980s it had taken hold. Since that time, her unique work has explored the dynamic interactions of color and the skills required to hone an aesthetic vision in multiple media. Featuring more than 90 of her most important works, including a major installation of a work on loan from Target’s headquarters in