Artist’s Talk with Alyson Shotz
Artist Alyson Shotz will talk with guests about her life and career, then lead everyone to the Halsey Institute’s galleries for a gallery walk-through of her exhibition, Alyson Shotz: Force of Nature. The talk will begin at 2:00PM, May 22nd, in the College of Charleston’s Alumni Hall, and the walk-through will begin at 2:30PM at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art. Shotz’s practice examines the properties and interactions of light, gravity, mass, and space. She bridges disciplines in her work, drawing on scientific methods, mathematical principles, and literature, among other diverse fields. Often employing nontraditional materials such as glass beads, linen thread, stainless-steel filaments, and welded aluminum to create large-scale abstract sculptures, Shotz expands upon conventional notions of sculptural space and form.