About "Save Our Democracy: Vote"

"On January 6, I watched images of the insurrection and attempted coup with horror and disbelief. We have seen the collapse of representative democracy in other nations and here it was unfolding with urgent menace in the heart of our own capitol," said Alyson. "My grandparents came to this country as immigrants, fleeing fascism and violence- looking for a place to be free. This country welcomed and protected them, and my family celebrated that freedom; many of them have served in the armed forces. I was born on an Air Force base in Arizona, when my father served this country as a fighter pilot."

"As a nation we stood up to fascism in the 1940s, and defeated it, through words and action. Art played a crucial role as well. Now this task is upon us again, to fight the power of authoritarians and conspiracists, racists and nativists and fear-mongers. We must never again watch insurrectionists clambering up the walls of the U.S. capital, we must relegate that sight back to the province of horror movies. It falls to us, We The People, to save democracy, through our actions, through our art, through our votes."

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Artist Alyson Shotz has a message for Georgians: It falls to us, We The People, to save democracy, through our actions, through our art, through our votes.

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About Alyson Shotz

Alyson Shotz is known for large scale sculptures that subvert their own physicality in order to explore the phenomenological experience of space, gravity, light and matter.

She currently has a solo project at Grace Farms Foundation in CT, and was included in the recent exhibition Line of Wit at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao. She has also been included in exhibitions such as Art and Space at the Guggenheim Bilbao, Contemplating the Void and The Shapes of Space, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, Light and Landscape at Storm King Art Center and Taking Space: Women Artists and the Politics of Scale at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia.  She has had solo exhibitions at the The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX, The Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH, The Weatherspoon Museum, The Wellin Museum of Art at Hamilton College, and Espace Louis Vuitton, Tokyo, among others. Shotz was an Arts Institute Research Fellow at Stanford University in 2014- 2015, a Sterling Visiting Scholar, Stanford University, 2012, she received a Pollock Krasner Award in 1999 and 2010 and was the 2005-2006 Happy and Bob Doran Artist in Residence at Yale University Art Gallery. Her work is included in numerous public collections, such as the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, The Guggenheim Bilbao, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, The High Museum of Art, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, The San Jose Museum of Art, Storm King Art Center, and The Yale University Art Gallery, among others.

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