This week’s Modern Art Notes Podcast features Alyson Shotz and curator and historian Alessandra Comini.
Alyson Shotz is the subject of three exhibitions this season. The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College in Clinton, NY is presenting "Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature." The exhibition features several new and site-specific works, including a major wall drawing and a new sculpture called Lemniscate. The Wellin project was curated by Tracy L. Adler, and will be on view through April 5, 2015 before traveling to the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art at the College of Charleston.
Meanwhile, in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Shotz is showing more new work in two more shows, one at Derek Eller Gallery and the other at the Carolina Nitsch Project Room. The show at Derek Eller is called ”Time Lapse.” It opens on October 10 and it’ll be on view through November 8. "Topographic Iterations" will be at Carolina Nitsch through November 15.
This are Shotz’s Topographic Iterations I, III and VI (2005), which she and host Tyler Green discuss on this week’s program. Carolina Nitsch describes them as:
[A] high resolution photograph taken of a crumpled piece of white Japanese Masa paper, which is then printed on another sheet of Masa paper at the same scale, and then crumpled once more. The final object is an edition of 6 unique variants resulting in an interaction of printed (replicated) crumples and real crumples. Through this process, each print becomes its own unique work, extending from the wall like an abstracted topographic map.
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