Albright-Knox’s Expanding Public Art Campaign Brings ‘Tanglewood’ to Amherst

Sept. 15, 2018
Artist Shayne Dark, left, waits to place the next part of his piece, 'Tanglewood,' as assistants Colin Smith, drilling, and Eric Jones help with the installation at the Botanical Gardens in 2015. Dark's piece is coming to Amhert's Bassett Park next.  (Robert Kirkham/Buffalo News file photo)
Artist Shayne Dark, left, waits to place the next part of his piece, “Tanglewood,” as assistants Colin Smith, drilling, and Eric Jones help with the installation at the Botanical Gardens in 2015. Dark’s piece is coming to Amhert’s Bassett Park next.

Amherst is getting tangled up in the Albright-Knox Art Gallery’s campaign to bring art to the community.

Town and gallery officials have tentatively agreed to install Shayne Dark’s “Tanglewood,” a cluster of logs painted bright blue, in Bassett Park.

The piece, which previously was displayed at the Albright-Knox and at the Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens, would be the first to come to Amherst as part of the gallery’s public art initiative.

“I really love the piece. I think that it’s a beautiful piece. And it’s an exciting piece,” Amherst Supervisor Brian J. Kulpa said. “Hopefully it’s something the community can enjoy.”
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