Art & Art History
Form and Function: Alice Aycock
Gallery 400 Lecture Room
400 South Peoria Street
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.