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Alice Aycock | Twin vortexes, 2012 | painted aluminum | approximately 9 ½ x 12 x 18 feet | Courtesy of the artist, Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin and Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami | Aluminum for this project generously provided by ALCOA

Location: Collins Park

Twin Vortexes is the first of six large sculptures by Alice Aycock to be realized for her project ‘Park Avenue Paper Chase,’ which will open in spring 2014 on Park Avenue, New York, in six locations between 52nd and 57th Street. The presentation in Miami Beach  is the world premier of a full scale work from this series. In her own words the artist describes the project as follows: “Much of my work in both the public and private spheres has been a meditation on the philosophical ramifications of technology from the simplest tool (the arrowhead and the plow) to the computer. Many of these works have incorporated images of wheels and turbines and references to energy in the form of spirals, whirlwinds, whirlpools, spinning tops, whirly-gigs, and so on. For the ‘Park Avenue Paper Chase’ project I 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. The sculptural assemblages suggest waves, wind turbulence, turbines, and vortexes of energy (…). Much of the energy of the city is invisible. It is the energy of thought and ideas colliding and being transmitted outward. The works are the metaphorical visual residue of the energy of New York City.”

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