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Alice Aycock <ul><ul><li>b. 1946 Harrisburg PA </li></ul></ul>
 
Brief Accomplishments <ul><li>BA 1968 Douglass College (Rutgers Univ) </li></ul><ul><li>MA 1971 Hunter College </li></ul><...
1960's <ul><li>Three major styles affected my work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platonic system – eyesight only </li></ul></ul><u...
1970's <ul><li>Many more women became artists </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Nochlin – article in '71 - “Why Have There Been No G...
Feminist Art in the '70's <ul><li>Conservative – perpetuate differences between sexes </li></ul><ul><li>Radical – declared...
Personal Views <ul><li>I was fortunate to enter the world at the time I did </li></ul><ul><li>Artists should be “ambidextr...
Maze - 1972
Low Building with Dirt  Roof - 1973
Simple Network of Underground Wells & Tunnels - 1975
Simple Network of Underground Wells & Tunnels - 1975
Five Walls...the Beginnings of a Complex - 1977
Happy Birthday Day Coronation Piece - 1978
How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts - 1979
Machine that Makes  the World - 1979
The Miraculating Machine in the Garden - Tower of the Winds - 1980
Collected Ghost Stories from the Workhouse - 1980
Savage Sparkler - 1981
The Hundred Small Rooms - 1984
A Representation of the Second World - 1984
The Island of the Rose Apple Tree Surrounded by The Oceans of the World for You O' my Darling - 1987
Project for the 107th Police Precinct - 1992
East River Roundabout - 1995
Sculpture Installation, Sacramento Convention Center - 1996
Sculpture Installation, Sacramento Convention Center - 1996
Cyclone Fragment - 1996
Functional and Fantasy Stair -  1996
Project for a Fountain - 1998
The Star Sifter - 1998
Maze 2000 - 2002
Strange Attractor for Kansas City - 2007
Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks - 2007
Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks - 2007
The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations - 2007
Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects – Robert Hobbs 2005
REFERENCES <ul><li>Davies, Hugh.  Sitings . La Jolla: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986. </li></ul><ul><li>Fry, Ed...
REFERENCES (cont) <ul><li>National Gallery of Art. &quot;Alice Aycock.&quot; Alice Aycock - Biography. 2008. National Gall...
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    1. 1. Alice Aycock <ul><ul><li>b. 1946 Harrisburg PA </li></ul></ul>
    2. 3. Brief Accomplishments <ul><li>BA 1968 Douglass College (Rutgers Univ) </li></ul><ul><li>MA 1971 Hunter College </li></ul><ul><li>Learned under Robert Morris – minimalist </li></ul><ul><li>1977 solo exhibition at the MoMA in NY </li></ul><ul><li>1983 exhibited at The Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago </li></ul><ul><li>Taught all over US including Yale U. 88-92 </li></ul><ul><li>Four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships </li></ul><ul><li>On Art Commission of the City of New York </li></ul>
    3. 4. 1960's <ul><li>Three major styles affected my work </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Platonic system – eyesight only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Minimalism – art at its base, bringing art closer to the audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conceptual – art goes beyond language </li></ul></ul>
    4. 5. 1970's <ul><li>Many more women became artists </li></ul><ul><li>Linda Nochlin – article in '71 - “Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?” </li></ul><ul><li>Political activity became prominent in art </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Leob student protest @ NYU 5-18-70, 1500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New York art strike @ MoMA, 500 sit-in </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Groups such as Women Artists in Revolution (WAR) & Art Workers Coalition (AWC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Exclusions from shows led to the first National Conference on Women in the Visual Arts in '72 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Women only exhibitions – Women's Caucus for Art </li></ul>
    5. 6. Feminist Art in the '70's <ul><li>Conservative – perpetuate differences between sexes </li></ul><ul><li>Radical – declared patriarchy the enemy </li></ul><ul><li>Social – establish group solidarity with other oppressed groups </li></ul><ul><li>Liberal – sexes essentially alike mentally so need a legislative solution </li></ul>
    6. 7. Personal Views <ul><li>I was fortunate to enter the world at the time I did </li></ul><ul><li>Artists should be “ambidextrous, androgynous and ambivalent” </li></ul><ul><li>I am glad I don't look the way I think and think the way I look </li></ul><ul><li>I don't consider myself a feminist, I consider myself an artist </li></ul>
    7. 8. Maze - 1972
    8. 9. Low Building with Dirt Roof - 1973
    9. 10. Simple Network of Underground Wells & Tunnels - 1975
    10. 11. Simple Network of Underground Wells & Tunnels - 1975
    11. 12. Five Walls...the Beginnings of a Complex - 1977
    12. 13. Happy Birthday Day Coronation Piece - 1978
    13. 14. How to Catch and Manufacture Ghosts - 1979
    14. 15. Machine that Makes the World - 1979
    15. 16. The Miraculating Machine in the Garden - Tower of the Winds - 1980
    16. 17. Collected Ghost Stories from the Workhouse - 1980
    17. 18. Savage Sparkler - 1981
    18. 19. The Hundred Small Rooms - 1984
    19. 20. A Representation of the Second World - 1984
    20. 21. The Island of the Rose Apple Tree Surrounded by The Oceans of the World for You O' my Darling - 1987
    21. 22. Project for the 107th Police Precinct - 1992
    22. 23. East River Roundabout - 1995
    23. 24. Sculpture Installation, Sacramento Convention Center - 1996
    24. 25. Sculpture Installation, Sacramento Convention Center - 1996
    25. 26. Cyclone Fragment - 1996
    26. 27. Functional and Fantasy Stair - 1996
    27. 28. Project for a Fountain - 1998
    28. 29. The Star Sifter - 1998
    29. 30. Maze 2000 - 2002
    30. 31. Strange Attractor for Kansas City - 2007
    31. 32. Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks - 2007
    32. 33. Ghost Ballet for the East Bank Machineworks - 2007
    33. 34. The Uncertainty of Ground State Fluctuations - 2007
    34. 35. Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects – Robert Hobbs 2005
    35. 36. REFERENCES <ul><li>Davies, Hugh. Sitings . La Jolla: La Jolla Museum of Contemporary Art, 1986. </li></ul><ul><li>Fry, Edward F. Alice Aycock Projects 1979-1981. Tampa: University of South Florida, 1981. </li></ul><ul><li>Heller, Nancy. Women Artists :An Illustrated History. 4th ed. New York: Abbeville Press, 2003. </li></ul><ul><li>Hobbs, Robert. Alice Aycock: Sculpture and Projects . Cambridge, Mass.: MIT Press, 2005. </li></ul><ul><li>Kardon, Janet, ed. Machineworks: Vito Acconci, Alice Aycock, Dennis Oppenheim . Philadelphia: Institute of Contemporary Art, 1981. </li></ul>
    36. 37. REFERENCES (cont) <ul><li>National Gallery of Art. &quot;Alice Aycock.&quot; Alice Aycock - Biography. 2008. National Gallery of Art. 22 March 2008 < http://www.nga.gov/cgi-bin/pbio?242760 >. </li></ul><ul><li>Rosen, Randy. Making Their Mark : Women Artists Move into the Mainstream, 1970-85 . New York: Abbeville Press, 1989. </li></ul><ul><li>Schulte, Allan, et al. Sculpture of the 1980's. Sarasota: Award Video and Film Distributors, 1991. </li></ul><ul><li>Vogel, Carol. “Beyond Museum Precincts, The City as Gallery.” New York Times, 22 January 1996, p. C11. </li></ul>
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