Past Event

Form and Function: Alice Aycock

Monday, March 2, 1987 – 2:00PM to 4:00PM
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street

Alice Aycock

Alice Aycock (born 1946) is known for her large-scale public sculpture that often combines the appearance of the industrial with suggestions of weightlessness. Since the 1960s, Aycock has developed phenomenologically site-orientated works to include metaphor and simile, referring to machinery and construction sites, archaeological sites, models, children’s play areas, fun fairs, and other public or social settings. The curious sense of authority within her sophisticated, well-made structures is simultaneously articulated and undermined by a non-sensical, non-functional, and fantastical element. She received a BA from Douglass College, New Jersey and an MFA from Hunter College, New York.

Image: Alice Aycock, Three-fold Manifestation II, 1987, three elliptical steel bowl forms each containing a skewed step formation supported by three vertical steel poles, steel painted white, 32 x 12 x 14 ft.