Energy in All Directions
On view through June 13, 2021
Tang Museum
Sarasota Springs, New York
www.skidmore.edu/tang

“Energy in All Directions” weaves together objects, artwork, communities and organizations like the tightly laced spokes of a Shaker basket.

Tresca Weinstein, a frequent contributor to the Times Union, writes: “At its most tangible level, the show juxtaposes pieces from the collection of the Shaker Museum at the historic Mount Lebanon site with contemporary work from the Tang’s permanent collection. A spiraling enamel-on-wood piece by Jim Isermann hangs above a circular braided rug made by the Shakers in Canterbury, N.H.; Alexander Ross’ oil painting of a hive-like surface is placed near a Shaker “swarm box” made for transporting bees.

The art spans sculpture, painting, photographs and drawings; what it has in common is that all of the artists were represented at one time by a gallery called Feature Inc., founded by an artist-turned-gallerist who called himself simply Hudson. Feature began life in Chicago in 1984, and Hudson moved it to New York City in 1988.” https://www.timesunion.com/…/Tang-comes-back-with-energy-pa…

Find more information about the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon: www.shakerml.org

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Installation view, “Energy in All Directions,” Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, October 10 through June 13, 2021. (photograph by Jeremy Lawson)