Left to right: Connor Rice, Nancy Hicks, and Lamia Abukhadra during a critique.

Nancy Hicks ’18 and Connor Rice ’14 (aka CRICE) are showing work in the Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition 2018-2019. 

The artists were provided nine months of access to Highpoint’s printmaking facilities, technical support, in-progress group critiques with invited arts professionals, and the opportunity to work in a studio environment that encourages experimentation and growth.

CRICE'S stark compositions establish a “gritty” visual language to comment on the exploitation of the black identity and to reflect on personal experiences within a Eurocentric society. Highpoint’s Jerome Residency enabled widespread experimentation with materials and processes that yielded a collection of printed work; most notably a series of large tapestries. 

Hicks has mined familial history, unearthing primary source material for use in works that address neocolonialism and work to investigate the particular place that they inhabit in the resulting society. Hicks created monotypes, artist books, and screenprints on various papers and fabrics that they have made into soft sculptures and objects that also showcase a distinctive and skillful approach to stitching. 

Jerome Emerging Printmakers Exhibition 2018-2019 
On view May 24 – July 13, 2019
Highpoint Center for Printmaking (Minneapolis)
Opening Reception: Friday, May 24, 6:30–9:00 p.m.

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