Mark Hicks, of Manhattan Beach, California, was an abstract painter. He was also a quadriplegic, since falling out of a tree at age 14. Hicks was the subject of the 1977 academy award winning documentary short Gravity Is My Enemy, directed by his art teacher at UCLA, Jan Stussy. The life and work of Mark Hicks is examined in this documentary, along with a discussion of his being a student at UCLA, culminating with his first gallery show in San Francisco.
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