Architecturally inspired sculptor Alice Aycock says she hoped to capture the "energy of thought and ideas colliding and being transmitted outward" in her series Paper Chase Park Avenue, consisting of seven painted aluminium and fibreglass sculptures recalling wind currents, whirlpools and spinning tops and referencing paper models made by architects and the Russian Constructivists. The exhibit follows on the heels of a major retrospective of her drawings shown in New York in 2013 and travelling to the University of California, Santa Barbara, this year.
Park Avenue Mall, 52nd – 66th Streets, New York, until July 2014
Frieze New York 2014
Light rain, heavy traffic and impossibly long queues to access transport marked the Frieze Art Fair’s third iteration on remote Randall’s Island. So did inflation: from last year, bus fares rose from $3 to $7, the number of galleries to 192, the artists to more than 2,300, the show space to 250,000 sq feet, and the catalogue and parking to a hefty $40 each.
The Tao of Now
A New York don’t-miss event, this show is revolutionary. Though not exactly groundbreaking – the Museum of Modern Art’s 2008 Design and the Elastic Mind also explored technological innovation from the pivotal year of 2005, when the shift between rapid prototyping and 3D printing seems to have occurred – this presentation, as curated in-house by Ronald Labaco, is the first to focus on art as matter.
Jill Spalding talks to American sculptor Alice Aycock
Though best known for her elaborate constructions in wood and metal, Alice Aycock is collected as widely for her drawings, which enjoyed a major retrospective last summer in Manhattan’s Grey Art gallery and the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, Long Island.