The Mennello Museum inaugurates Grounds for Exhibitions with two large-scale works by American sculptor Alice Aycock installed on the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden. The beautiful twin works, Waltzing Matilda and Twin Vortexes were originally part of series of seven sculptures in Aycock’s significant outdoor exhibition on Park Avenue in Manhattan, entitled Park Avenue Paper Chase. Inspired by the wind and the frenetic energy of city life, these two sculptures will remain on display in the garden through September 2017. References to nature and industry intermingle as viewers walk around each sculpture sensing the whirling, organic shapes made from aluminum and fiberglass.
Aycock has often focused on creating public art installations, from her pioneering early land art in the 1970s, to these current complex objects made of fiberglass and aluminum. Alice Aycock has lived in New York City since 1968. Her work is in a number of collections including the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum, LA County Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, the Louis Vuitton Foundation, and the National Gallery, as well as on view in cities across the United States. She has been included in the prestigious global exhibitions The Venice Biennale, Documenta VI and VIII and the Whitney Biennial.
Grounds for Exhibition features year long large-scale sculpture exhibitions by nationally renowned American artists and from American Institutions that bring to Orlando diverse selections of major public art works - on a rotating basis. This new series activates the grounds surrounding the Museum in the Marilyn L. Mennello Sculpture Garden located on beautiful Lake Formosa surrounded by mighty oak trees in Orlando’s Loch Haven Cultural Park. Seminal works by American artists comprise this series and would otherwise not be presented in our community.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website