MIAMI — American artist David Hicks‘ most recent solo exhibition Clippings and Hard Fruit at Mindy Soloman (May 20 – August 5, 2017) explores how we experience nature and our environment has evolved. The exhibition with its prophetic ceramic wall hangings and vessels reveals an unsettling liminality between modern humanity and the natural world.
Hicks explains his concept for the show further:
“I am drawn to the forms and processes that inform my surrounding landscape. Regrettably, I find myself looking at nature from a distance, separated through an abnormal mechanism that keeps me physically disconnected but visually immersed. Confined in my vehicle I commute through the California agricultural heartland, experiencing the landscape locked behind auto glass. My predicament is a byproduct of a life filled with constant movement and the artificial landscape of steel and concrete I work within. “