Elana Herzog

Elana Herzog

"Book," 2008
Mixed fabrics, metal staples
9.25” x 12” x 1”
Courtesy of the artist
Estimated value: $800
Starting bid: $200


Elana Herzog lives and works in New York City. She has a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Alfred University. Her solo and two person exhibition venues include the Aldrich Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut; the Johnson Museum at Cornell; LMAK Projects, Smack Mellon, and PPOW Gallery, New York; DiverseWorks, Houston; and the Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University. Group shows include the Reykjavik Museum, Iceland; Gothenberg Konsthalle, Sweden; the Museum of Arts and Design, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Sculpture Center, New York; and the Anderson Gallery, Virginia. Herzog has received awards from the Tiffany Foundation, NYFA, the Lambent Fund and the Joan Mitchell Foundation. She is currently a resident at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and is also participating in the Dieu Donne Papermill’s Workspace Program. Herzog will be exhibiting in the upcoming Selections Show at the Drawing Center in New York City

For several years, Herzog has been making work in which she attaches found textiles to constructed wall panels using thousands of metal staples. Parts of the fabric and the staples are then removed and sometimes reapplied leaving a residue of shredded fabric and perforated wall surface with densely stapled and built-up areas elsewhere. The resulting images seem to simultaneously emerge from and disappear into the wall. Recently, Herzog has developed increasingly architectural projects that alter the spaces in which she works. Herzog's work comments on, among other things, the history of labor, capital, industrialization and technology.


Alwan Auction 2016

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