made in France
New York|Paris…Demisch Danant is pleased to announce that its new gallery in New York City will open to the public on September 17, 2016, with the inaugural exhibition made in France. The show will present a selection of more than two dozen rare and important objects that together trace the parallel and often intertwined narratives of French design of the 1960s and 1970s, and the gallery’s emergence over the past decade as one of the world’s most respected and original voices in the field. The exhibition is intended to shed light on an extraordinary period in which the inventiveness of designers in post-war France shaped taste in the 20th century — and continue to do so today. In addition to rare furniture produced by key figures of the period, made in France will spotlight exceptional textile artworks by Sheila Hicks: Palghat Tapestry (1966); Prayer Rug (1972); and Tapisserie (c. 1970s).
Curated by gallery principals Suzanne Demisch and Stephane Danant, made in France will remain on view through October 29th. For more information, visit here
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born in Hastings, Nebraska, Sheila Hicks (b. 1934) has lived and worked in Paris since 1964. After studying fine art at Yale under the tutelage of Josef Albers, Sheila Hicks established herself as one of the most innovative textile artists of the 20th century. Hicks is renowned for her painterly approach to textile design and an ability to craft environments through the unlikely medium of fiber. She has collaborated with prominent architects including Luis Barragán, Ricardo Legorreta and SOM. Her work defies categorization, simultaneously addressing several related mediums including painting, sculpture, design and installation. Hicks’ work is included in such collections as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Modern Art, New York; Centre George Pompidou, Paris; and the Art Institute of Chicago.
ABOUT DEMISCH DANANT
Demisch Danant was founded in 2005 by Suzanne Demisch and Stephane Danant. The gallery specializes in twentieth century French design with an emphasis on the late 1950s through the 1970s and represents the work of Maria Pergay, Pierre Paulin, Joseph-André Motte, Pierre Guariche, Michel Boyer, Philippon & Lecoq, and René-Jean Caillette. Curated exhibitions on historical work are presented within environments that reference architecture and interiors of the era. The gallery also features exhibitions concerning the intersection of architecture, design and art, including the work of Sheila Hicks, Felice Varini, Krijn de Koning.
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Sheila Hicks, Palghat Tapestry, c. 1966, Handwoven cotton, 66.54 H x 38.98 inches, 169 H x 99 cm, Courtesy of Demisch Danant, Photography by Thierry Depagne
Sheila Hicks, Prayer Rug, 1972, Wool, 98.43 H x 49.21 inches, 250 H x 125 cm, Signed and dated on verso, Courtesy of Demisch Danant
Sheila Hicks, Tapisserie, 1970s, Wool, silk, 57.09 H x 76.77 inches, 145 H x 195 cm, Courtesy of Demisch Danant, Photography by Thierry Depagne