Sculptor Alice Aycock at Miami’s Art Basel Week
Art lovers in Miami and around the world will gather at the Art Basel Week 2015 once more to enjoy great art, even as they get a chance to share in the presence and works of American sculptor Alice Aycock.
An official event of the Art Basel Miami Beach (which is now on its 12th year), Breakfast in the Park is scheduled this December 6 at the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU.
Alice Aycock and Art Basel
Each year, Art Basel invites noted sculptors to their event. For this year, they invited Aycock to be a guest speaker at the event.
The Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami– which represents Ms. Aycock– has loaned her sculptures to the museum for the week.
“Art Basel week has become an entire season of its own for all of us immersed in Miami’s cultural community, as the visual arts continue to take center stage becoming a major driving force for the city’s economy, its identity and its very future,” said Dr. Jordana Pomeroy, director of the Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum FIU.
“This year, our museum is presenting a bold program of exhibitions and events that enrich our destination during Art Basel week and beyond,” Dr. Pomeroy added.
The notable Alice Aycock
Aycock is known for her large-scale, architectural sculptures and site-specific installations. Her work can be found in collections and sites across the country, ranging from the National Gallery of Art to the San Francisco Public Library.
Her work has also been included in collections of the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum, the National Gallery, and the Louis Vuitton Foundation.
Meanwhile, she has done exhibits at the Venice Biennale, Documenta VI and VIII in Kassel, Germany, and at the Whitney Biennial.
Her installations have been displayed at the following: the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the San Francisco Art Institute, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago; and in Israel, Germany, The Netherlands, Italy, Switzerland, and Japan.
Alice Aycock’s art
One of these works is her 2014 sculptural project, which spanned across several blocks on New York’s Park Avenue and featured large-scale artworks that transformed one of Manhattan’s most iconic street corridors into a colossal art gallery.
The New York Times, in an article written by Ted Loos, described it as “a suite of seven enormous sculptures in aluminum and fiberglass” that were installed by massive cranes, “inspired by tornadoes, dance movements and drapery folds.”
Titled Park Avenue Paper Chase, the public art project was presented by the Sculpture Committee of the Fund for Park Avenue and New York’s Department of Parks and Recreation.
You can check out the video from Jay Z’s Life+Times about Alice Aycock’s installations below: