Hunter Museum Presents Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding

Solo Exhibition To Complement Major Sculpture Installation

Thursday, February 7, 2019

The Hunter Museum announces the opening of its spring temporary exhibition: Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding. The special exhibition is presented in conjunction with the unveiling of a major commission, also by Ms. Shotz, designed for the Hunter Museum lobby.

Un/Folding will feature more than 25 works of varying scale in clay, copper, bronze, aluminum, paper and thread that evoke aspects of the natural world and offer a broad view of the artist’s work over the last five years.  Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding will open on Friday, March 1.

Review for Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding: 

Treading a line between order and chaos, planned uniformity and unplanned disarray, Alyson Shotz employs natural phenomena–such as mass, force, gravity and light—to create her works. Informed by concepts in physics and math, her sculptures take many forms, each particular to the concept she is investigating.

Ms. Shotz works in series: many of the exhibited works document the idea of change through time, as forms progress and shift. Like a scientist, Ms. Shotz poses questions and places parameters within which she experiments. Her pieces do not mimic scientific principles, but rather, metaphorically represent abstract notions of space. Although the sculptures may appear deceptively simple, they are created through a complex mix of technology and hand work. Working across disciplines and using chance as a collaborator, Ms. Shotz straddles the worlds of innovation and traditional craft. 

Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding will run through May 27. For exhibition-related events, please visit www.huntermuseum.org. This exhibition was organized by the Hunter Museum of American Art and is presented with support from EMJ Construction.

Ms. Shotz received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, and her Master of Fine Arts from the University of Washington, Seattle.  She has had solo exhibitions at the Nasher Sculpture Center, the Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Phillips Collection, San Francisco MOMA and others. Her work is in several collections around the country, including the Guggenheim Museum of Art, the High Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, San Francisco MOMA and the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Most recently, her work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Bilbao in Spain.



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