SOLO EXHIBITION AT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION, WASHINGTON, D.C.
FEBRUARY 16 - MAY 27, 2012
Hand dyed yarn and pins on wall in two parts
Each approximately: 144 x 72 x 2 inches (3.65 m x 1.82 m x 5.08 cm)
Wet spun linen and pins on wall
144 x 120 x 2 inches (3.65 m x 1.82 m x 5.08 cm)
Ecliptic—three interrelated large-scale drawings made of yarn looped over thousands of nails—investigates spatial perception and engages the architecture of the gallery. The installation, like much of Shotz’s work, is inspired by science, referencing the solar system and the perpetual rotation of planets. At once monumental and delicate, flat and three-dimensional, Ecliptic transforms the room into a weightless environment.