ALLEGRA HICKS
BAERT GALLERY
12/04/2021 – 01/15/2022
THE PIÈCES
Inside – Outside 2, 2021
Ink and embroidery on linen
24 ½ x 25 ½ in
(AH021)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen
28 ½ x 27 in
(AH008)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen
29 x 28 ¼ in
(AH007)
Continuous, 2021
Glass
18 x 12 ½ in
Thickness: ¼ in
(AH023)
Sheltering Silence, 2021
Ink on linen
28 ½ x 28 in
(AH020)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen
28 ¼ x 27 in
(AH010)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen
33 ¼ x 27 ½ in
(AH006)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen
28 x 27 in
(AH011)
The Answer, 2021
Ink on linen
53 ¾ x 55 ½ in
(AH002)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen
28 ¼ x 28 ¼ in
(AH009)
For J and A, 2020
Ink on linen
24 ¼ x 24.5 in
(AH001)
Inside-Outside, 2020
Ink on linen and embroidery
57 ¾ x 57 ¾ in
(AH019)
Meet me at the End, 2021
Ink on linen
56 x 17 ¾ in
(AH013)
Until then, 2021
Ink on linen
46 ¼ x 17.5 in
(AH012)
Transparent sounds, 2021
Ink on linen
27 x 27 in
(AH016)
You and I – Me and You, 2021
Ink on linen
23 ¼ x 12 ¾ in
(AH017)
Where am I, 2021
Ink on linen
67 x 15 ¾ in
(AH014)
Surface Voices, 2021
Ink on linen
28 ¾ x 17 ¼ in
(AH003)
Thread- Horizontal, 2021
Ink on linen
43 x 18 ½ in
(AH015)
Perfect Bridge, 2021
Ink on linen
26 ½ x 13 ¾ in
(AH018)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen, 2021
51 ¾ x 37 in
(AH004)
Panta Rei, 2021
Hand knotted wool
110 1/4 x 126 in
280 x 320 cm
(AH022)
Untitled, 2021
Ink on linen
39 ¼ x 40 ¼ in
(AH004)

Allegra Hicks for Baert Gallery.

Here we encounter paintings on linen, an embroidered anatomical heart, a yonic composition in colored glass.

These works choreograph an utterance, an iterative and urgent push through silences. A language is cultivated of exhaled morphemes of color. A grammar is built of shapes: a woman’s discovery of herself, her body, her ability to generate expression and life. A viewer finds an interface: looking in, you brush up against an interstellar space, through which a vibrance pushes from its own world.

The inner place of these works moves outward through geometries: scaffolds and containing frames. Deep mauves, blues, rich multi-toned blacks, pinks and lucid yellows.

With the penetrative and expansive momentum of breath, pressing forward and outward like a saxophone’s mouth, making a pulse pathway scattering or melting internal forms. Sometimes geometric shapes are poised, meticulously balanced, as if for target practice.

We find architectural gestures crossing these works: a traversing through-line repeated, like a tuned string, or soft triangles spreading through a set of paintings arranged together. This is the cool sensuality of a poetics of touch, diffusing across balanced designs and blossoming chromatics put into motion.