Public Program

Artist Talk: Alice Aycock

Artist Talk: Alice Aycock
Join the Menil for a live, online program with artist Alice Aycock, organized in conjunction with Dream Monuments: Drawings in the 1960s and 1970s, on view at the Menil Drawing Institute from May 21 to September 19, 2021. Aycock’s talk will include a focused discussion of her early body of works on paper depicting fictional cities, examples of which are included in the exhibition. She is joined by Dream Monuments cocurators Erica DiBenedetto and Kelly Montana for a conversation that will consider the reverberations that key themes explored in these works—stories, cities, and drawing—have had throughout her practice.

About the artist:

American artist Alice Aycock’s career spans over five decades. She is known for her early land art pieces that involve reshaping the earth, as well as her monumental outdoor sculptures and public commissions that have been installed across the country. Drawing also plays an essential role in her practice. Her work can be found in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the National Gallery of Art, the Sheldon Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, Omi International Arts Center, and the Sprengel Museum in Hanover, Germany. Her public sculptures can be found in many major cities, including East River Park Pavilion at 60th Street, New York (1995/2014); San Francisco Public Library (1996); JFK International Airport, New York (1998/2013); GSA Building, Baltimore, MD (2004); Nashville, TN (2008); and Washington Dulles International Airport (2012). Aycock lives and works in New York City and is represented by Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin, and Marlborough Gallery, New York.