Jesse Hickman, ‘HG 384’, 2017, ODETTA

Jesse Hickman works intuitively, making abstract, painted sculptural objects and works on paper. Most of his current works are small scale and hang from the wall. This newest series Higher Grounds are charcoal and graphite drawings created from used one pound coffee bags. With these drawings, Hickman is thinking less, and drawing and erasing more, until it feels right.

In the late 80’s, Hickman began making minimal abstract paintings and sculpture. This self-taught work earned Hickman the first of his two Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grants. Work from this period was included in exhibitions at the Bemis Foundation, Rose Art Museum, the Renaissance Society and multiple gallery exhibitions.

Hickman’s work is in numerous public, private and corporate collections, and has been in nearly 100 solo and group exhibitions.

Hickman received a second Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2015, which helped make possible this current body of work.

Series: Higher Grounds These drawings are created using recycled coffee bags as paper. The worn edges and materials are intrinsic to the work of art and are left to heighten the expressive nature of the drawings.

Signature: bottom of drawing

Image rights: copyright 2017 Jesse Hickman, all rights reserved

ODETTA, Appearance, Fall 2017, Brooklyn, NY

ODETTA, Appearance, Fall 2017, Brooklyn, NY

About Jesse Hickman

USA, based in Northport, MI, United States

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