Alan Emerson Hicks - PERFORMANCE SCULPTURE
Alan Emerson Hicks creates performance pieces, often to live music, where a video tape is destroyed, and plastic found objects are transformed before a live audience into a startling sculpture piece. Using the tropes of an illusionist show, Alan creates 'magic' tricks that turn everyday items into stunning artwork.
His "Time Machine" series are works that take up to one year to complete.
The artist uses found objects and plastic detritus to create compelling vignettes. In his hands the flotsam and jetsam of the modern world are woven into strange flowers and tribal emblems. Ephemeral materials are laced into tightly corseted structures of complexity. Heating and stretching plastic clothes hangers and bottles takes the most common items into new vibrant forms. Alan Emerson Hicks turns the modern world's everyday objects of dull invisibility into bright bouquets of startling singularity.