Alyson Shotz, installation view of “Force of Nature,” 2014.

Alyson Shotz

Clinton, New York

Wellin Museum of Art, Hamilton College

Brooklyn-based artist Alyson Shotz has long been fascinated by space and how objects occupy it. Her work investigates perception and how that perception is shaped through process, materials, and natural forces. Effortlessly interdisciplinary in their manifestation, Shotz’s creations are founded on principles of math, science, and the humanities. But they also study sculptural form in a range of materials and guises, stretching the term to accommodate contemporary ideas of permeability and fluidity. In Shotz’s realizations, the definition of sculpture becomes increasingly expansive—each project, often in series, testing another proposition, another possibility, another permutation, while ignoring conventional boundaries. “Force of Nature,” her most ambitious exhibition to date, featured several newly commissioned pieces, including a sequence of vinyl decals pressed onto the upper register …see the entire review in the print version of May’s Sculpture magazine.