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Front Page - Friday, February 15, 2019

Hunter Museum presents ‘Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding’




Hunter Museum will display “Laws of Motion” as part of its spring exhibition, “Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding.” The piece demonstrates the artist’s use of natural phenomena such as mass, force, gravity and light to create her works. - Photograph provided

Hunter Museum will unveil its spring exhibition, “Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding,” Friday, March 1.

The special exhibition will be presented in conjunction with the unveiling of a major commission, also by 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.

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’s investigating.

Shotz earned a degree of fine arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and her master of fine arts from the University of Washington, Seattle.

She’s 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.

“Un/Folding” will run through Monday, May 27.

Source: Hunter Museum