Events & Programs

“Transcendent Functionalism” at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY

On December 9, 2017 a new gallery show will open at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY and will feature objects from Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon's collection.

“Transcendent Functionalism” will feature artists who take design as a point of departure, appropriating and personalizing the forms of furniture, garments, graphics, and other useful things. As objects familiarize into possessions or recede into ciphers, finding new functions or forgetting their original ones, they come to represent a people, place, and time. Placed in the context of Shaker production an unfolding of opposites emerges: anonymous, individual, communal, hi-tech and handmade.

Exhibition dates are Dec. 9, 2017 - Jan. 29, 2018 with an opening reception on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 6-8pm. Artists confirmed to date are:

  • Cody Barber
  • Colby Bird
  • Nick DeMarco
  • Stephen Eakin
  • Sylvia Heisel
  • Doug Johnston
  • Maia Ruth Lee
  • Kim Markel
  • Elise MacMahon
  • Emmett Moore
  • Richard Roth
(with objects from the Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon)
Stephen Eakin, This keyboard is a piece of shit, 2016
Stephen Eakin, This keyboard is a piece of shit, 2016

Opening Reception

Saturday, December 9, 2017 | 6:00PM


December 9, 2017 through January 29, 2018

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