Virtual Program: Art and Nature: Gabriela Salazar and Alice Aycock in Conversation

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
6:00pm — 7:00pm


Please join us for a conversation with artists Gabriela Salazar and Alice Aycock, part of a special series celebrating the power of art and nature. The artists will discuss how ideas about space, construction, and memory manifest in their varied practices.

This program is part of the Art and Nature series, which was launched on the occasion of Storm King’s 60th Anniversary. It is now a monthly virtual program in which artists and special guests come together to discuss the power of art in nature.

Automated closed captioning is available for all virtual public programs. ASL interpretation is available upon request with ten business days advance notice. Requests made with less notice will be accommodated whenever possible. Contact info@stormkingartcenter.org to make a request.

About the Presenters:

Alice Aycock‘s works can be found in numerous collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, the Brooklyn Museum, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, the LA County Museum, 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. Aycock’s public sculptures can be found in many major cities in the U.S., including East River Park Pavilion at 60th Street in New York City (1995/2014); San Francisco Public Library (1996); JFK International Airport, NY (1998/2013); GSA Building, Baltimore, MD (2004); Nashville, TN (2008); and Washington Dulles International Airport (2012). MIT Press published the artist’s first hardcover monograph, entitled “Alice Aycock, Sculpture and Projects,” authored by Robert Hobbs. Her first retrospective was organized by the Wurttembergischer Kunstverein in Stuttgart in 1983 and traveled to Köln, Marl, Den Haag, and Luzern. The 1990 retrospective was organized by the Storm King Art Center in Mountainville, NY. In 2013, a retrospective of her drawings and small sculptures was exhibited at the Parrish Art Museum in Water Mill, New York coinciding with the Grey Art Gallery in New York City. In 2014, a series of seven sculptures were installed in New York City, entitled Park Avenue Paper Chase, in collaboration with Galerie Thomas Schulte, Berlin. A retrospective of works from 1971 through 2019 was exhibited at the Sprengel Museum in Hannover, Germany in the summer of 2019. Six large-scale sculptures were exhibited at the Royal Djurgården in Stockholm, Sweden in 2020. A show of her recent sculptures and drawings are currently on view at Marlborough Gallery New York through February 27th, 2021.

Gabriela Salazar was born in New York City to architects from Puerto Rico. Her work examines the relationship of the built environment and material histories to our sense of self and place. She has had solo exhibitions at NURTUREart; The Bronx River Arts Center; The Lighthouse Works, Fishers Island; and Efrain Lopez Gallery, Chicago; and her work has been included in group shows at Socrates Sculpture Park, the Queens Museum, El Museo del Barrio, The Drawing Center, David Nolan Gallery and Storm King Art Center. Salazar’s work has also appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, hyperallergic, and The Brooklyn Rail. Residencies include Workspace (LMCC); Yaddo, The MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan School of Painting & Sculpture, Abrons Arts Center, “Open Sessions” at The Drawing Center, and most recently, the Socrates Emerging Artist Fellowship. In Fall of 2021, Salazar’s commissioned work Low Relief for High Water will be presented in Washington Square Park (NYC) by The Climate Museum (postponed from 2020). She holds an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design, a BA from Yale University, and lives, works, and teaches in NYC.

Alice Aycock Headshot by Kristine Larsen
Gabriela Salazar Headshot by Antonia Rosselló

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