Past Programs

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

December 29, 2017

A new gallery show has opened at Jeff Bailey Gallery in Hudson, NY which features 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. Artists confirmed to date are:

  • Cody Barber
  • Colby Bird
  • Nicole Cherubini
  • Nick DeMarco
  • Stephen Eakin
  • Sylvia Heisel
  • Doug Johnston
  • Maia Ruth Lee
  • Kim Markel
  • Elise MacMahon
  • Shari Mendelson
  • Emmett Moore
  • Sara Greenberger Rafferty
  • 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



December 9, 2017 through January 29, 2018

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