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Intersections: Alyson Shotz



Included in museum admission; free for members.

Alyson Shotz, Ecliptic, 2012

Alyson Shotz on Ecliptic

For the last ten years, Alyson Shotz has produced sculptures and installations that employ ordinary materials—mirror, glass beads, plastic lenses, thread, and steel wire—and investigate the material world. the structure of perception, and temporality. Based in Brooklyn, Shotz has had numerous solo and group exhibitions, including at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, Connecticut; Socrates Sculpture Park and PS1, Queens, New York; MASS MoCA, North Adams, Massachusetts; Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, Texas; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Storm King Art Center, Mountainville, New York; and most recently Espace Louis Vuitton Tokyo. Her work is in the collections of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Museum of Modern Art, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.


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Intersections is a new series of contemporary art projects that explores—as the title suggests—the intriguing intersections between old and new traditions, modern and contemporary art practices, and museum spaces and artistic interventions. Whether engaging with the permanent collection or diverse spaces in the museum, the projects suggest new relationships with their own surprises.

Many of the projects also riff on the nontraditional nature of the museum’s galleries, sometimes activating spaces that are not typical exhibition areas with art produced specifically for those locations.