Richard Hickam

Pinkie, Maude, and Other Paintings

April 26 – June 9, 2018

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Harry

1998

oil on canvas

9 3/4 x 10 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

The Barrister

1997

oil on canvas

8 1/2 x 8 3/8 in.

 

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Howard’s Dad

1998

oil on canvas

12 1/2 x 10 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Harold

2001

oil on canvas

11 x 8 1/2 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Pinkie

1997

oil on canvas

14 1/4 x 11 1/2 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Longshoreman

1997

oil on canvas

8 1/2 x 8 1/4 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Comely Nude

1980

oil on canvas

51 x 41 1/2 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

The Commodore’s Wife

1986

oil on canvas

21 1/4 x 19 3/4 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Lisa II

1980

oil on canvas

47 x 43 1/2 in.

Richard Hickam

Installation View

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Untitled III

1981

oil on canvas

31 1/2 x 40 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Lisa IV

1980

oil on canvas

37 5/8 x 32 3/4 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Jonnie V

1981

oil on canvas

49 3/4 x 28 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Untitled Candee

1980

oil on canvas

38 1/4 x 32 1/4 in.

Richard Hickam

Installation View

Richard Hickam

Installation View

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Kellogg & Friend

1997

oil on canvas

20 3/8 x 18 1/4 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Kellogg’s Dream

1996-1997

oil on canvas

17 3/8 x 23 1/2 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Ralph

1997

oil on canvas

16 3/8 x 15 3/4 in.

Richard Hickam

Richard Hickam

Lisa VI

1980

oil on canvas

48 x 40 in.

Richard Hickam

Installation View

Press Release

Allan Stone Projects is pleased to present Richard Hickam: Pinkie, Maude and Other Paintings on view from April 26 – June 9, 2018. Hickam's portraits reveal a dedication to gestural abstraction with an emphasis on emotional confrontation. His paintings of provocative characters illustrate the artist's penchant for raw figuration that is fundamental to his visual vocabulary. Originally interested in photorealism, Hickam pursued a looser approach to figuration in the 1980s. Influences of Fauvist Matisse as well as the loose angularity of early Diebenkorn are apparent in this period. Harkening to historical painters such as Chaim Soutine and Francis Bacon, and foreshadowing contemporary artists such as Dana Schutz or George Condo, Hickam reconciles feelings of detachment with a sense of compulsion in his evocative paintings. 

 

Richard Hickam was born in Los Angeles in 1944. He received his BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1966 and his MFA from the University of New Mexico in 1968.  He taught at Kendall College of Art and Design in Grand Rapids, MI in 1968, and the Columbus College of Art from 1969-73. Hickam has exhibited widely across the United States at museums such as the Canton Museum of Art, OH, the Columbus Museum of Fine Arts, OH, and the Cleveland Museum of Art, OH. His work is in the collections of the Beck Center Museum, TN, the Richmond Museum of Art, VA, and the Canton Museum of Art. Hickam lives and works in Elyria, OH.