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Jane and Harry Willson Sculpture Garden

Twists and Turns: Sculptures by Alice Aycock

Wednesday, Sep 02, 2015 — Sunday, Sep 04, 2016

Alice Aycock designed these two works — “Waltzing Matilda” and “Twin Vortexes” — as part of her series “Park Avenue Paper Chase,” originally installed on the Manhattan boulevard of the same name. Born in Pennsylvania to an architect-engineer father, she trained as a sculptor with Robert Morris at Hunter College, New York, and has often focused on creating public art installations, from her early land art to these complex objects made of fiberglass and aluminum. For “Park Avenue Paper Chase,” she says she “tried to visualize the movement of wind energy as it flowed up and down the Avenue creating random whirlpools . . . touching down here and there and sometimes forming dynamic three-dimensional massing of forms.” Aycock has work in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum and the National Gallery, as well as on view in cities across the United States.


Annelies Mondi, deputy director