Sheila Hicks in ‘Artists and the Rothko Chapel’, Moody Center, Houston

23 February - 15 May 2021


Sheila Hicks is included in ‘Artists and the Rothko Chapel: 50 Years of Inspiration’ at the Moody Center for the Arts, Houston, a celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Rothko Chapel.


‘Artists and the Rothko Chapel’ will highlight the extraordinary impact the Rothko Chapel has had on both artists and the public since opening in 1971. Organised in two sections, the first part will restage the 1975 exhibition ‘Marden, Novros, Rothko: Painting in the Age of Actuality’ organized at Rice University by Harris Rosenstein and supported by Dominique de Menil. This presentation will be the first time the works by Brice Marden and David Novros will be reunited since 1975, recreating the immersive experience that viewers had upon first seeing them installed at Rice.


The second section looks to the future, highlighting works by contemporary artists of diverse ages, nationalities and backgrounds - Sam Gilliam, Sheila Hicks, Shirazeh Houshiary, and Byron Kim- as a means of exploring the wide-reaching influence of the non-denominational Chapel, and how its legacy has manifested through various media and aesthetics.