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Alan Emerson Hicks

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"Ice", 2009 Plastic Hangers, Cable Ties, Construction Tape, Rotating Motor 58"x54"x54"
Babel
"Babel", 2009 Plastic Bottle Caps, Found Objects, Cable Ties 47"x27"x27"
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"Baghdad Tower II" (Princess), 2008 Plastic Grocery Bags, Wire, Monofilament 55"x31"x31"
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"Spring Awakening", 2009 Plastic Found Object 61" X22" X22"
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"Harvest Moon", 2009 Plastic Found Object, Bottle Caps and Cable Ties 52" X20" X20"
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"Safety Tower IV" (Princess) Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Earth Angel" Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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The American Tower, July 1, 2011 Sculpture- Found Objects © Emerson Hicks
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The American Tower, July 1, 2011 Sculpture Found Objects © Emerson Hicks
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Plastic Bombs (Destruction of Video Tape) , July 16, 2011 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic © Emerson Hicks
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American Tower, 2011
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"Plastic Bomb" The destruction of Run Lola Run, 2011 Found Objects Performance Art © 2011
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Desdemona's Handkerchief, 2012 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic 32x40
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"Girl in a Funhouse" Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Orange Weeping" 30"x48"
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"Othello and Desdemona" , 2012 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Swedish Cross" (Series), 2013 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic 7.5"x 4"x 4"
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"Wedding Lace Handkerchief", 2013 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Lincoln the Wrapper", 2013 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Twilight", 2012 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic 46"x 48"x 3"
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Mandala I, 2013 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Alakazam", 2013 Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Chandelier Hat", 2012
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"Agnatha/Bjorn/Benny/Anni-Frid" The destruction of "ABBA Gold, Greatest Hits", 2013 Performance in Stockholm, Sweden
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"Pail Handles", 2013
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"Sunflower Fascinator" "Chandelier Hat"
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"Greenpeace Cross", 2013
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"American Tower", 2011
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"Safety Tower V" (Cathedral) Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Safety Tower Sans White"
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"White Safety Tower" Found Objects, Recycleable Plastic
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"Safety Tower VI" (Tea Time Totem) Found Object
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"Superkid" Found Object Collage
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"Desdemona's Handkerchief" Found Object © 2012
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Float, March 25 Mixed Media 5x7 © Kim Laurel, Alan Emerson Hicks
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Earth Angel, 2010 Found Objects, Heat Manipulated Plastic Sheeting and Light Box 36" X 72" X 44" © Alan Emerson Hicks
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Milton Study, 2010 Monoprint and Mixed Media on Rives BFK 6" X 6" © Kim Laurel
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Superkid Collage With Candy Wrappers and Stickers 20" X 20"
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Lincoln the Wrapper Collage With Candy Wrappers and Stickers 16" X 20"
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Desdemona's Handkerchief Heat Manipulated Plastic Sheeting and Found Object 20" X 30"
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African Mask Found Plastics 48" X 36" © Alan Emerson Hicks
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Quick Facts
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
Majician, drawing, abstract, figurative, sculpture, mixed-media, installation, performance, conceptual, pop, exhibition/performance
Upcoming Exhibitions and Events
Dec, 2016
CIPHER CONDUIT LINGUISTICS
Phantom Gallery Chicago
Current Exhibitions and Events
Sep, 2016
Crazy 8 Artists' Carnival
The State Street Gallery
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.