Carole Hicks is a California postmodern artist.
a late-20th-century style and concept in the arts, architecture, and criticism that represents a departure from modernism and has, at its heart, a general distrust of grand theories and ideologies as well as a problematical relationship with any notion of “art”
a : of, relating to, or being any of various movements in reaction to modernism that are typically characterized by a return to traditional materials and forms or by ironic self-reference and absurdity; b : of, relating to, or being a theory that involves a radical reappraisal of modern assumptions about culture, identity, history, or language <postmodern feminism>
Carole Hicks works in collage, mixed-media, monoprint and acrylic. Using everyday symbols and images, she often references Pop Art culture, bringing a sense of humor, whimsy and undeniable energy to her unique expressions.
Influenced by Nike de Saint Phalle, Tom Wesselman, Francisco Clemente, Picasso, Rauschenberg and Richard Lindner, among others, her work is an attempt to understand duality and the nature of opposites: male/female, light/dark, dream/reality, body/spirit. She superimposes the conscious world onto the unconscious landscape of dreams and symbols as a way of distilling life and looking for the essence of meaning.
Carole's artwork was most recently featured at Colin Fisher Studios in Cathedral City, CA. She has also shown at numerous other galleries and museums, including: Ojai Center for the Arts; San Diego Museum of Art; The Orlando Gallery, Tarzana, CA; The Palm Springs International Art Fair; The City of Palm Springs, City Hall Exhibition; The Palm Springs Art Museum; and the San Bernardino County Museum. See the full list.