Energy in All Directions
On view through June 13, 2021
Tang Museum
Sarasota Springs, New York

“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.”…/Tang-comes-back-with-energy-pa…

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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)