Coinciding with the completion and unveiling of her new permanent commission in early 2019, the Hunter Museum is organizing a special exhibition of works by Alyson Shotz. Un/Folding features work that explores forces of nature, folding, feminism and craft. Folding is a process that is found all over the natural world and is crucial in scientific study as well. Through a number of unique forms, Un/Folding takes a broader look at the artist’s work from the last five years. The two centerpieces of the exhibition are Lexicon, a 20 foot wall installation of folded ceramic forms, and Experiment in Gravity, a large, aluminum, woven sculpture. The pieces in this exhibition investigate folding in space, folding with gravity, and folding as a feminist act.
Alyson 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, the National Gallery 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.