Posted on:April 4, 2013
Robert Hickman is showing 4 panels from his new sculpture DMMDI at Long Island University Humanities Gallery in downtown Brooklyn. This is Hickman's first solo exhibition in 15 years. The three dimensional mirror mosaic is the largest non-commissioned work the artist has ever created. Although the panels are intended for the wall, Hickman is showing them flat on the floor, ringed by the gallery's glass walls.
Robert Hickman is best known for his glass ceiling for the 72nd Street Subway station on the Upper West Side. His new sculpture was created from twenty 4'x8' mirror sheets that sculptor Peter Dudek persuaded Hickman to remove from a friend's premises and put to use. The mirror was carted across the East River in a circus van to Hickman's studio, where it was meticulously cut into thousands of triangles to form interlocking forms. The painstaking arrangement creates a dizzying kaleidoscopic system that defies analysis.
Robert Hickman DMMDI
Curated by Nancy Grove
April 3 - 28, 2013
Opening Reception Wednesday April 3rd, 6-8pm
Long Island University Humanities Gallery is located at 335 Flatbush Avenue Extension Brooklyn, NY 11201 between Willoughby St. and Dekalb Ave. Enter the campus through the gate behind the large red arch. The gallery is in the Humanities Building, immediately to the left, ground floor, just inside the entrance.
The LIU Brooklyn campus is served by all major subway lines. 2,3,4,5 trains to Nevins Street Station; B, M, Q, R trains to DeKalb Avenue Station; A, C, G trains to Hoyt Schermerhorn Street Station.
Hours: Monday - Friday 9-6
Weekends by Appointment
Information: (718) 488-1198
For studio pictures: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Robert-Hickman/215690388515725
photo credit ©2013 Etienne Frossard All rights reserved