Opener 16
Oliver Herring: Me Us Them

Me Us Them weaves together fifteen years of work by New York-based artist Oliver Herring (b. 1964). His ever-expanding body of work explores many media, from sculpture and performance to photography and video. The exhibition includes several of Herring’s early knit-Mylar objects, experimental videos, complex photo-collages, and documentation of recent TASK events, which invite participants to entirely shape the work. Herring’s larger pieces orbit around a central gallery space meant to simulate an artist’s studio.

Herring created his early works alone in his studio, laboriously knitting objects such as empty clothing and transparent blankets inspired by the drag performance artist Ethyl Eichelberger, who died in 1990.

The knitting process played a crucial role, allowing the resulting objects to act as indicators of the passage of time.

Since 1998, Herring has regularly involved other people in his work. From stop-motion videos to scrupulously rendered photo-sculptures, these intimate interactions have expanded Herring’s practice into new realms, culminating in the more open series of TASK events. His many and varied projects share a common focus on social interactions, human relationships, and creative experimentation.

Exhibition Name
Opener 16
Oliver Herring: Me Us Them
Exhibition Type
Opener Series
Solo Exhibitions
Wachenheim Gallery
Jan 31, 2009 - Jun 14, 2009
This exhibition is organized by the Tang Museum’s Susan Rabinowitz Malloy ‘45 Curator, Ian Berry, in collaboration with the artist, Oliver Herring.
Oliver Herring
Anchor name: Audio
Classics: Creating and Delivering Presentations in a Museum Setting
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