Locks Gallery is pleased to present Weave and Fold, an exhibition of new sculpture and prints by
For Shotz’s third solo show at Locks, the artist continues to investigate the formal and material limits
of perception. Often working in series, Shotz presents three new bodies of work that relate to the acts
of weaving and folding.
The Draughtsman’s Net (2016) is a series of freestanding woven porcelain “nets” that make reference
to Albrecht Dürer’s 16th century drawing instrument and call to mind the laborious process of
transforming 3-dimensional space to a 2-dimensonal picture plane. Shotz’s simply structures are
made with an unconventional choice of material—extending the traditional applications of ceramics
into a sculptural form that evokes an industrial fence. Black Folds (2014) is a series of hand-folded
aluminum sculptures that also disrupt our initial perception. Here she takes a common commercially
available material—lightweight sheets of aluminum—and transforms it by hand, as if it were paper.
The Black Folds are inspired by the artist’s early origami studies and continue the visual dialogue of
folding, explored in Shotz’s color aquatints from the Sequent series (2013), also on view.
Alyson Shotz received a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and an MFA from the
University of Washington in Seattle. In 2012, Shotz was the Sterling Visiting Professor in the
Department of Chemical and Systems Biology at Stanford University. Shotz’s recent solo exhibitions
include Force of Nature (Ruth and Elmer Wellin Museum of Art), Alyson Shotz: Fluid State
(Indianapolis Museum of Art) and Alyson Shotz: Ecliptic (Phillips Collection, Washington, DC). Her
work is included in numerous public collections, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum,
New York, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, the Whitney Museum
of American Art, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the Indianapolis Museum of Art,
Indianapolis, IN, among others. The exhibition at Locks Gallery is concurrent with Alyson Shotz:
Plane Weave at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art.
Locks Gallery is located at 600 Washington Square South in Philadelphia, PA. Gallery hours are
Tuesday through Saturday, 10 am to 6 pm. For additional information, please contact Locks Gallery
at 215-629-1000, fax 215-629-3868, or email email@example.com