Established in 2004, Alison Jacques has built a reputation for its curatorial approach and pioneering commitment to under-acknowledged artists

Established in 2004 in London, Alison Jacques has built a reputation for its curatorial approach and pioneering commitment to under-acknowledged artists such as Maria Bartuszová, Lygia Clark, Birgit Jürgenssen, Nicola L., Ana Mendieta, Roy Oxlade, Betty Parsons, Carol Rhodes, Dorothea Tanning, Lenore Tawney and Hannah Wilke. The growing roster also includes emerging and established contemporary artists such as Sophie Barber, Fernanda Gomes, Sheila Hicks, Ian Kiaer, Takuro Kuwata, Graham Little, Veronica Ryan and Erika Verzutti, and such era-defining photographers as Gordon Parks and Robert Mapplethorpe, whose estate the gallery has represented in the UK since 1999.

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  • Sheila Hicks, Eclipse Varda, 2020, Pure natural pigment, synthetic fibres and cotton, Diameter: 104 cm. Courtesy: Alison Jacques Gallery, London © Sheila Hicks.

  • Sheila Hicks: Music to My Eyes, 4 June - 31 July 2021

    Sheila Hicks
    Eclipse Varda, 2020
    Pure natural pigment, synthetic fibres and cotton
    Diameter: 104 cm (41 in)
    Courtesy: Alison Jacques Gallery, London

    © Sheila Hicks

    Sheila Hicks: Music to My Eyes

    4 June - 31 July 2021
    Alison Jacques is delighted to present Music to My Eyes, an exhibition of new work by Sheila Hicks and the artist's third solo show at the gallery. The exhibition anticipates a major show at The Hepworth Wakefield (April 2022), curated by Andrew Bonacina, the artist's first survey in a UK museum. Music to My Eyes responds to Hicks's lifelong relationship to music. As a child, the routine of sewing clothes was 'as playing a musical instrument was for others'; she has noted that she first found her 'voice and footing' in fibre. Throughout her celebrated career, the American Paris-based artist has endeavoured to bestow upon fibre an independent voice of its own, allowing form, colour and texture to dictate its own progression through space. Hicks's third solo exhibition at Alison Jacques centres around bas-relief sculptures in various natural fibres - linen, cotton, silk - that encourage a certain manner of...