SARAH HICKS – The Earth is Blue Like an Orange
May 4, 2012 through June 2, 2012
Opening reception Friday May 4, 6:00 – 8:00PM

Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present in its project space; Sarah Hicks – The Earth is Blue Like an Orange.

In this exhibition of recent work, Hicks presents a floor to ceiling installation of signature ceramic and porcelain sculptures; richly colorful, masterfully glazed, and cartoonish in abstract elements.
Cambrian in nature, the installation evokes a sense of playfulness and interpretive potential. The small scale sculptures celebrate their fragility through precarious placement and decorative forms. The artist’s individual forms point toward objects of feminine pleasure and sea creatures primarily, but as a whole, their collective taxonomies create a complex and flourishing visual landscape.

Sarah Hicks lives and works in Chicago. She received a BFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute in 1999 and has exhibited work in many venues in and around Chicago. This is her third exhibition with the gallery.

Sarah Hicks

The Earth is Blue Like an Orange
May 4 - June 2, 2012
Opens May 4, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Installation Views


Soft Blue Membrane

Sarah Hicks, Soft Blue Membrane, 2012

Sublime Green Membrane

Sarah Hicks, Sublime Green Membrane, 2012

Blue Root

Sarah Hicks, Blue Root, 2012

Brass Orb

Sarah Hicks, Brass Orb, 2012

Yellow Stalactite

Sarah Hicks, Yellow Stalactite, 2012

Black Membrane

Sarah Hicks, Black Membrane, 2012

Black & Yellow Goober

Sarah Hicks, Black & Yellow Goober, 2012

Cherry Bomb

Sarah Hicks, Cherry Bomb, 2012

Chocolate & Yellow Flower

Sarah Hicks, Chocolate & Yellow Flower, 2012

Maroon Membrane

Sarah Hicks, Maroon Membrane, 2012


Sarah Hicks, ET, 2012


Sarah Hicks, Lithops, 2012

Striped Oval

Sarah Hicks, Striped Oval, 2012


Sarah Hicks, Salamander, 2012

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