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Oct 29, 2020

Tang exhibit features two communities of art

For his new show at the Tang Museum, “Energy in All Directions,” curator and director Ian Berry has woven together objects, artwork, communities and organizations like the tightly laced spokes of a Shaker basket.

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.

Read the full article in the Times Union.