Flowers Gallery opens first exhibition of works created entirely in bronze by Nicola Hicks

For the past four decades British artist Nicola Hicks’ practice has centered around a world populated by a cast of humanized creatures and beast-like humans, expressing the universal, often darker aspects of humanity. The present exhibition brings together works from key periods in Hicks’ career from the 1990s to the present day, and is the first exhibition of works created entirely in bronze. Hicks’ characters frequently resemble figures from common myths and shared stories, using a distinctive personal vocabulary to establish a connection between ancient and contemporary worlds. Central to this exhibition are works that involve themes of childhood and coming-of-age, often drawn from the perspective of the maternal gaze. In the work titled Recovered Memory, the two standing figures of a wolf-man looming over a tiny child, enact a sinister scenario reminiscent

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