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Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Solo Exhibition

Fall 2022

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Guggenheim Bilbao

June 11, 2021 - February 6, 2022

Alyson Shotz is included in The Line of Wit. The exhibition presents a focused selection of work characterized as humorous, clever, experimental, and inquisitive in nature. Ranging from the 1950s to the present, these works employ unusual materials and techniques, and playfully defy aesthetic conventions demonstrating ingenuity and wit. Bringing together artists of different generations working across a variety of media, the exhibition includes rarely seen treasures and beloved works from the Guggenheim Bilbao’s permanent collection alongside key long-term loans, some of which have never before been on view in the Museum. The mixing of high and low, ordinary and sublime, humor and earnestness can be traced throughout the exhibition challenging hierarchies that underpin the fine arts.

Organized thematically, the exhibition is structured in three distinct sections that embrace the experimental nature of artmaking through a cohesive selection of works by significant postwar and contemporary artists.

The Line of Wit presents a survey of works spanning various styles and movements centered on specific themes that explore ingenuity, experimentation, and distinctive artistic practices. Installed in dialogue with one another, these artworks offer the possibility to contemplate the critical choices artists make in selecting materials and techniques, thereby attesting to their artistic methodology and individual process.

Curator: Lekha Hileman Waitoller

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Seeing Differently

February 20, 2021 - September 12, 2021

Alyson Shotz will be included in Seeing Differently at The Phillips Collection.

Drawn from its growing collection of nearly 6,000 works, Seeing Differently will highlight over 200 works by artists from the 19th century to the present, including paintings, works on paper, prints, photographs, sculptures, quilts, and videos. Spread throughout the entire museum, the exhibition will explore the complexities of our ever-changing world through themes of identity, history, place, and the senses.

Seeing Differently marks the first major celebration of the museum’s permanent collection in over 10 years. Guided by Duncan Phillips’s belief in the universal language of art as a unifying force for social change, the exhibition will present dynamic, engaging juxtapositions that connect artists past and present across national, racial, and gender lines.

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale

November 19, 2020 – April 11, 2021

Alyson Shotz will be included in Taking Space: Contemporary Women Artists and the Politics of Scale. The exhibition examines the approaches of women artists for whom space is a critical feature of their work, whether they take the space on a wall, the real estate of a room through sculpture and installation, engage seriality as a spatial visual practice, cast a wide legacy in art history or claim the space of their body. This exhibition invites viewers to consider how size and repetition can be interpreted as political gestures in the practices of many women artists.

For more information, visit www.pafa.org.

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Un/Folding at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC

September 14 - December 22, 2019

Travelling from the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding, a solo exhibition of works by the artist, will be on view at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC from September 14 to December 22, 2019. 

 

Fore more information, visit www.weatherspoonart.org

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamashita at Wichita Art Museum, KS

August 3, 2019 - January 5, 2020

Alyson Shotz will be included in a two-person exhibition, Light & Shadow: Alyson Shotz and Kumi Yamashita, at the Wichita Art Museum, KS. The exhibition will open on August 3, 2019 and will be on view until January 5, 2020. 

 

For more information, please visit www.wichitaartmuseum.org

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

A Nation Reflected: Stories in American Glass at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, CT

March 29 - September 29, 2019

Alyson Shotz is included in A Nation Reflected: Stories in American Glass, an exhibition featuring more than 100 objects drawn from the Yale University Art Gallery's collection that explore glass as a medium to tell stories about those who live and work in the United States. On view through September 29, 2019. 

 

Fore more information, visit www.artgallery.yale.edu

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Un/Folding at Hunter Museum of American Art, Chattanooga, TN

March 1 - May 27, 2019

We are pleased to announce Alyson Shotz: Un/Folding, a solo exhibition of works by the artist at the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga, TN, on view from March 1 until May 27, 2019. Coinciding with the completion and unveiling of her new permanent commission for the Museum, the Hunter Museum is organizing a special exhibition of Shotz's works that explores forces of nature, folding, feminism and craft. The exhibition will travel to the Weatherspoon Art Museum, Greensboro, NC in the Fall 2019. 

 

Fore more information, visit www.huntermuseum.org.

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

"Work from the collection in the North Forest", curated by Lauren Haynes, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, AK

From April 2018

We are pleased to announce that Scattering Screen by Alyson Shotz will be featured in the North Forest of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, AK. Opening in April 2018, "Work from the collection in the North Forest" is curated by Lauren Haynes. 

 

For more information about the exhibiton, please visit www.crystalbridges.org

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Art and Space, Guggenheim Bilbao, Bilbao, Spain

December 5, 2017 - April 8, 2018

In December 2017 the Guggenheim Bilbao will present Art and Space, an exhibition exploring the experience of space featuring Alyson Shotz. The exhibition will be on view December 5, 2017 through April 8, 2018. 

 

For additional information, please visit guggenheim-bilbao.eus

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Indestructible Wonder at the San Jose Museum of Art

August 18, 2016 - January 29, 2017

Alyson Shotz's False Branches #2, 2001, will be on display at the San Jose Museum of Art as part of their upcoming permanent collection exhibition Indestructible Wonder. The exhibition will run from August 18, 2016 through January 28, 2017. For more information on Indestructible Wonder and the San Jose Museum of Art, click here

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Plane Weave at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

April 21, 2016 - August 07, 2016

For her Morris Gallery presentation, Plane Weave, Shotz has created a large tapestry-like sculpture composed of thousands of pieces of punched aluminum and stainless steel rings of the artist’s design that are connected by hand. A deep investigation into the work of light and gravity on the way that materials function in space, this new work also reflects upon the repeating patterns found in nature.     

 

For more information click here 

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Force of Nature | The Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art, The College of Charleston

MAY 22 - JULY 11, 2015

Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature marks the artist’s most ambitious show to date. More than fifty works in various mediums will be on view throughout the Halsey Institute, representing the range of Shotz’s artistic output. The exhibition includes a monumental sculptural installation;  a site-specific, volumetric wall drawing; and a collaborative animation, as well as digital and traditional prints, photographs, and ceramics.

 

For more information, click here 

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Art Basel Parcours, Basel, Switzerland

June 18 - 21, 2015

The 2015 edition of Parcours will be sited in the historical center of Basel around the city's iconic cathedral, infiltrating key locations such as the Museum of Culture, the Natural History Museum, the Town Hall and the Münsterplatz itself. Parcours looks to engage with Basel’s past and present by weaving artistic interventions into the fabric of the specific location each edition inhabits. Presented on stone walls throughout the Parcours area will be Alyson Shotz’s ‘Imaginary Sculptures’ (2014 – 2015). As six panels of text on enamel, these signs are initially experienced as ordinary street signs. However, each panel contains a short text describing an imagined sculpture, using language to conjure forms in the mind of the viewer, demonstrating the notion that every work of art exists in the imagination, first in the mind of the artist and later in the memory of the viewer.

 

23 sitespecific artworks by internationally renowned as well as emerging artists will be featured, the biggest selection to date, including works by Alexandra Bachzetsis, Davide Balula, Adriano Costa, Alicia Framis, Piero Golia, Tobias Kaspar, Alicja Kwade, Nate Lowman, Michaela Meise, Jonathan Monk, Vik Muniz, Ciprian Mureşan, Peter Regli, David Renggli, Ugo Rondinone, Yves Scherer, Lara Schnitger, Alyson Shotz, Daniel Silver, Philippe Thomas, Blair Thurman and Francisco Tropa. 

 

For more information, click here 

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Intersections 5 | Contemporary Art Projects at The Phillips

May 28 - October 25, 2015

The Phillips Collection celebrates the fifth anniversary of Intersections, which since 2009 has presented the work of 21 artists—10 men and 11 women—from the US and abroad. Each artist engaged the museum’s collection and architecture in different ways, creating diverse projects—both aesthetically and conceptually—and employing various media and approaches from wall-drawing, rubber-painting, bicycle spoke sculpture, and digital photography to video projection and yarn installation. This exhibition presents works by Intersections artists that have been acquired to date, both pieces that were featured in past installations and new works that are reminiscent or emblematic of the projects. Most importantly, the anniversary exhibition is a celebration of the Phillips’s mission to actively collect and display contemporary art.

 

For more information, click here 

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Paul J. Cronin Memorial Lecture | deCordova Sculpture Park, and Museum, Lincoln, MA

April 16, 2015

 

Fascinated by the physics of the natural world, sculptor Alyson Shotz makes work that examines phenomena that are often considered inscrutable–gravity, light, space, and time. Using synthetic materials such as glass beads, stainless steel, and mirrors, Shotz renders mathematical and molecular structures on a monumental scale. Her sculptures are intricate, ethereal and responsive to a site’s conditions. Changes in light, time of day, and viewing angle, affect the presence of her work. 

 

For more information, click here 

Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz

Force of Nature | Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College

October 11, 2014 - April 5, 2015

This exhibition features recent work by Brooklyn-based sculptor Alyson Shotz, whose practice examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass, and space. Shotz bridges disciplines in her work, drawing on scientific methods, mathematical principles, and literature, among other diverse fields. Often employing nontraditional materials such as glass beads, linen thread, stainless-steel filaments, and welded aluminum to create large-scale abstract sculptures, Shotz expands upon conventional notions of sculptural space and form.

 

Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature marks the artist’s most ambitious show to date. More than fifty works in various mediums are on view throughout the museum, representing the range of Shotz’s artistic output. The exhibition includes a monumental sculptural installation; a newly created Möbius strip–inspired sculpture commissioned by the museum for its collection; a site-specific, fifty-foot volumetric wall drawing; and a collaborative animation, as well as digital and traditional prints, photographs, and ceramics.

 

For more information, click here