Alice Aycock Drawings: Some Stories Are Worth Repeating, Early Work

Event Date: 

Saturday, January 25, 2014 to Saturday, April 19, 2014

Event Date Details: 

OPENING RECEPTION:  January 24, 5:30-7:30 pm

Alice Aycock is best known for her large-scale installations and outdoor sculptures.  Drawing, however plays a vital role in her creative process further revealing the full range of her ideas and sources which are inspired by architecture, systems theory, amusement parks, physics, and science fiction. The exhibition will be presented in two parts at the AD&A Museum, UC Santa Barbara and the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. At the AD&A Museum the installation focuses on the early years of the artist’s career, 1971–1984, and includes detailed architectural drawings, maquettes, and photodocumentation for both realized and imagined projects. The exhibition has been organized by the Parrish Art Museum Adjunct Curator Jonathan Fineberg, Gutgsell Professor of Art History Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.

Alice Aycock

Image: Alice Aycock; Hoodo (Laura) From the Series, “How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts” Vertical & Horizontal Cross-section of the Ether Wind (1981), 1990/2012; watercolor and ink on paper; 27 1/2 x 39 ¼ in.; collection of the artist.