Friday, June 28, 2013
Oliver Herring Lecture//Wednesday
July 3, 12 p.m.
Born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1964, Oliver Herring currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. His early works were woven sculptures and performance pieces in which he knitted Mylar, a transparent and reflective material, into human figures, clothing and furniture. These sculptures are Herring’s homage to Ethyl Eichelberger, a drag performance artist who committed suicide in 1991. Since 1998, Herring has created stop-motion videos and participatory performances with people “off the street.” Herring has received grants from Artpace, the New York Foundation for the Arts and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. He has exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, the Baltimore Museum of Art and the Kyoto Art Center.