Parameter: Candace Hicks, Claude-Gerard Jean, Timothy McCool

April 18 – May 19, 2024
Parameter: Candace Hicks, Claude-Gerard Jean, and Timothy McCool
Curated by Jon Vogt and Christina Habibi

Saturday, April 20, 6-8 PM, 2024

ATHICA’s Spring 2024 exhibition Parameter features the work of Candace Hicks, Claude-Gerard Jean, and Timothy McCool. The exhibition results from ATHICA’s Annual Call for Entries, which provides opportunities for individual artists to exhibit their work at ATHICA and its satellite location, ATHICA@Ciné.  Selected by the ATHICA Exhibitions Committee with additional curation by Exhibition Committee Chair and ATHICA Board President Jon Vogt and ATHICA Board Vice President Christina Habibi, the work in this exhibition is united by its parameters, in which lines, geometries, and abstract architectures harmonize across different modalities and artistic visions.

More About the Artists

Candace Hicks
Candace Hicks received her MFA in printmaking in 2009 from Texas Christian University and is currently an Associate Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas. Hicks collects coincidences from the books she reads in her artists’ books and installations. With the exhibition Read Me at Lawndale Art Center, Hicks opened the book form into a room-sized interactive installation in which viewers pieced together a puzzle of narrative to find the correct solution. The Locked Room at Living Arts in Tulsa focused on a specific genre of literature the “locked room” mystery, and visitors were tasked with the challenge to find the means of metaphorically escaping the gallery. For Many Mini Murder Scenes at Women and Their Work, Hicks reproduced tableaux plucked from crime fiction and offered viewers the experience of playing a detective searching for clues. Books from her Common Threads series are in more than 80 collections around the world including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Boston Athenaeum, Deutsche Nationalbibliothek, Grolier Club, Harvard, Hungarian Multicultural Center, MIT, MoMA, Museum of Applied Arts, Vienna, UCLA Biomedical Library, Stanford, and Yale. She is represented by Booklyn.

IG: @candacehicksart
CV: Hicks

Claude-Gerard Jean
Claude-Gerard Jean (b. 1992, Boston, Massachusetts) is a rising Atlanta-based artist who captures the essence of interpersonal discovery through the use of three-dimensional paper sculptures and optical art paintings. As a Registered Nurse of ten years, his art reflects his appreciation for the complexity of individuality through the use of layers. His hand-cut paper sculptures are a reflection of the delicate nature of human existence, while his use of symmetry and sacred geometric motifs serve to emphasize the interconnectedness of all things. Jean has exhibited his work at the ABV Gallery, Mint, the Swan Coach House Gallery, the Reeves House Visual Arts Center, MOCA GA, Doré Art Collective, and the Bakery.


IG: @claudegerardjean
CV: Exhibitions

Timothy McCool
Timothy McCool is an Austin, Texas-based artist and educator. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, McCool earned his Master’s of Fine Arts from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University, in Boston, MA. McCool has been featured in solo exhibitions at Room 68 Gallery in Provincetown, MA, the Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, MA, Carroll & Sons Gallery in Boston, MA, and LAUNCH F18 in NYC, NY. He has participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the Boston Center for the Arts, and the Gerry-Wood Gallery at the Rhode Island School of Design, in Providence, RI. Recent exhibits include solo shows at the Rusteberg Gallery at the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville, TX, at Anderson Yezerski in Boston, MA, and a group show at the Athens Institute of Contemporary Art in Athens, GA. McCool is the co-founder of the DIY exhibition space Goodluckhavefun, operated out of a garage in Austin, TX. He has previously been an artist in residence at the Boston Center for the Arts, the Studios Program at MASS MoCA, the Arteles Creative Center in Finland, and most recently at the Bryn Du Mansion in Granville, OH in fall 2023.

IG: @tim_mccool_art
CV: McCool

Parameter is sponsored in part by The James E. and Betty J. Huffer Foundation, The Georgia Council for the Arts, and The National Endowment for the Arts.


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