Alyson Shotz (American, born 1964), Experiment in Gravity (detail), 2019-2023, punched, painted aluminum trailer truck skin, stainless steel rings, © Alyson Shotz, all rights reserved by the artist
Alyson Shotz: Experiment in Gravity
Jun 30, 2023 – Jun 29, 2025
Alyson Shotz lives and works in New York and is known for large scale sculptures and installations. Shotz uses synthetic material- optical lenses, piano strings, beads, wire, monofilament, tractor trailer skin-and implements ideas of physical forces (weight, gravity, topography, light, and space) to investigate perception, boundaries, and fleeting phenomena.
Her works are created through process-driven methods such as accumulation and structure-building with inspiration from physics, optical effects, mathematics, and atmospheric effects. Shotz creates sculptures that play with light, shifting perspectives, weightlessness, fluidity, and human sensations that can sometimes blur the line between organic and human-made.
Experiment in Gravity is a metal quilt composed of thousands of tiny aluminum hand woven, punched metal parts. The material is made to explore the structure of space itself experienced through the force of gravity. The shape is based on an animation of the same material dropped through space, responding to gravity, and stopped in time.
Experiment in Gravity is installed adjacent to Shotz’s work A Moment in Time, complementing one another with their ethereal and luminescent qualities.