New exhibition opening at Meadows Museum September 27
SHREVEPORT, LA — On September 27, 2022, Notes on String Theory by Candace Hicks will open at the Meadows Museum of Art at Centenary College. The exhibition will be on display through October 28 in the museum’s Project Space Gallery, a monthly rotating exhibit space.
Hicks is a local artist from Nacogdoches, Texas, and received an MFA in printmaking from Texas Christian University. Hicks has been featured in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States as well as Spain, China, Lithuania, Argentina, Russia, Hungary, Australia, and the United Kingdom. Her artwork also holds a place in numerous public collections in the United States and abroad.
Hicks creates interactive installations that examine gender, voice, and parallel universes through the study of fictional literature. Believing that the stories we tell each other can reveal more about our beliefs and biases than everyday experiences, she uses narratives to uncover the subtle ways that literature reflects inequalities.
Notes on String Theory features a series of hand-embroidered pages that mimic the size, format, and color palette of notebook paper. Regarding the exhibition, Hicks shares that, “These hand-embroidered pages confront the existential possibilities of the blank page. By laboring over a dime store composition book, painstakingly recreating it by hand, I have found a way to express the insignificant as potentially philosophical. Just as a landscape or portrait painter’s observations allow them to reproduce a version of reality, my scrutiny of repetition creates a narrative that navigates fictional universes.”
About the Meadows Museum of Art
The Meadows Museum of Art is located on the campus of Centenary College of Louisiana at 2911 Centenary Boulevard in Shreveport, Louisiana. The Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The Museum is closed on Sundays and College holidays. For more information or to schedule field trips, call the Museum at 318.869.5169 or visit themeadowsmuseum.com.