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Alan Emerson Hicks

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Birthplace
Chicago

Birth year
1964

Lives in
Chicago

Works in
Chicago

Schools
Lindblom Technical High School, 1982, Diploma
Illinois State University, Normal, 1986, BFA

Representing galleries
Out of Line Gallery

Tags
figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, abstract, drawing, Majician, conceptual, exhibition/performance, pop, performance

Statement

Alan Emerson Hicks

(Creator of temporal sculpture; Destroyer of video tape)

 Artist Statement

My artwork is about transformation. I collect plastic commonplace objects and societal detritus; bottles, grocery bags, caps, hangers, video tape and use them to make sculpture. I want the viewer to see the objects of their everyday lives anew, hopefully changing the way they dispose of these items. In my work hangers are transformed into a giant “precious” diamond, bottle cap rings become fragile “glass” constructions and grocery bags become startling colorful towers. My work is a commentary on what our society views as important and unimportant.

Recent Exhibits

Alan Emerson Hicks participated in these exhibits:

Mar, 2014 Float
Chicago State University
 
Sep, 2012 Caffeine VI
Greenleaf Art Center
 
Aug, 2012 Wanderlust: Chicago Berlin 2012
International Art Group Phantom Gallery
 
Jul, 2012 International Art Adventure Presents “Wanderlust: Chicago-Berlin 2012”
International Art Group Phantom Gallery
 
Jul, 2012 International Art Adventure Presents “Wanderlust: Chicago-Berlin 2012
International Art Group Phantom Gallery
 
Feb, 2012 Chicago Artists Interpret Shakespeare: As They Like It
Beverly Arts Center
 
Click here to see all exhibits for Alan Emerson Hicks
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