24 Questions for Sculptor Alyson Shotz

The Ruth and Elmer Museum of Art was included in a September 9 ARTINFO news story titled “24 Questions for Sculptor Alyson Shotz.” The question, posed by contributing writer Ashton Cooper, addressed the her upcoming solo exhibition at the Wellin, her process, and thoughts about the art world.

In addition to a Wellin exhibition, the article discussed her concurrent gallery exhibition at Carolina Nitsch Gallery and Derek Eller Gallery. In response to a question about Shotz's site-specific work she created for the Wellin, the artist responded:

"I’m making a few site-specific works for the Wellin Museum show. One is an expandable sculpture shaped by gravity and the material properties of the piece itself. It’s made of stainless steel wire and glass beads, and the scale is about 18 feet high by 16 feet in diameter. This sculpture in particular will reflect the sunlight as it passes through the space and it will seem to materialize and dematerialize depending on the way the light hits it at any particular moment. Also, I just finished installing a 49-foot wall drawing there, which will also react to the light. The drawing, made with linen thread and pins on the wall, is something between a two-dimensional and three-dimensional entity.  The thread creates a kind of surface plane, raised two inches off the wall, and this plane casts shadows on the wall behind. The shadows and the density of the thread create an illusion of three-dimensionality that shifts as one walks along it. In addition there will be an etched vinyl piece (also site specific) going into Archive Hall, which will also react and change with light and one’s position in relationship to it."

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