Shaking It Up in Pittsfield

{ Through November 12th } Six artists who live in New England join forces for a new exhibition at Hancock Shaker Village.

Hancock Shaker Village has opened a landmark exhibition that explores the connection between contemporary artists and the Shakers, a utopian movement in the Berkshires just as dedicated as these modern creators to the fundamental “act of making.” Making: Then and Now features work from Gregory Crewdson, Don Gummer, Stephen Hannock, Jenny Holzer, Maya Lin, and David Teeple—artists who permanently or temporarily call New England home. Like the Shakers, these artists are responding to the environment around them—physical, political, or otherwise—and similarly revering things well-made. Most of the works are displayed in the Poultry House Gallery, but metal sculptures and fountains from Gummer and work by Teeple are also displayed on the lawns outside the gallery.

Hannock lives between New York City and Williamstown, Massachusetts. His artistic training began at Bowdoin College, although he also attended Smith College and Hampshire College. His work has been featured at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. On top of her highly acclaimed body of work, Lin recently designed the new Neilson Library at Smith. Teeple lives and works in Northampton and earned his B.A. from Hampshire. Crewdson lives and works in New York and New Haven. He shot part of his Beneath the Roses (2007) photo series at MassMoCA, capturing the architecture of the Berkshires. Gummer is a Connecticut resident.

Making: Then and Now
Hancock Shaker Village
1843 West Housatonic Street
Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Through Sunday, November 12th
Top photo Sixteen Cuboid Float, I (2017), David Teeple, courtesy Nicholas Whitman
Nathan FrontieroShaking It Up in Pittsfield

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