Candace Hicks: Many Mini Murder Scenes


Candace Hicks: Many Mini Murder Scenes

Dimensions

8 × 12 × 2 in

Collection


Artist book, Wooden cover, coptic stitch binding, laser print and black light revealing ink. 16 pages. Edition of 35. 9 x 3 1/2 inches.

Companion book for the exhibition “Many Mini Murder Scenes”  in 2018 at Women & Their Work Gallery, Austin, TX. The book is printed in 3D images come to life with enclosed 3d Glasses. Hidden messages are revealed with included black light.

“Candace Hick’s Many Mini Murder Scenes features a series of rooms constructed in miniature and vignettes created from cut paper. Hicks reproduces tableaux plucked from crime fiction and offers viewers the experience of playing a detective searching for clues. A guidebook and tools enables us to decode the exhibition like an investigator, but rather than solving the crime, we have the opportunity to assess the significance of the popularity of murder mysteries in American culture, including the depiction of race, gender, age and mortality itself.”