Alyson Shotz - Viewscope
Alyson Shotz (1964, Glendale, Arizona), Viewscope, 2006, stainless steel tubes, glass and plastic lenses
ABOUT THE WORK
Alyson Shotz investigates issues of perception and space with sculptures made from a range of synthetic materials such as mirror, glass beads, plastic lenses, thread, and steel wire. "Viewscope has multiple eye pieces, all with different lenses on the end and differing focal lengths. When one looks through them, it is impossible to see things from one perspective. Everything is shifted forward and back and spun around due to the mirror-polished surface inside each tube." –Alyson Shotz
Alyson Shotz is based in Brooklyn, New York. She graduated with a BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1987 and an MFA from the University of Washington in 1991. Her works are in the collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art, and Whitney Museum of American Art.