Oliver Herring is active/lives in New York / Germany. Oliver Herring is known for conceptual-mylar sculpture, video.
Biography Oliver Herring
The following is from a review in Art in America, December 1999, by Janet Koplos:
Oliver Herring first gained notice in the early '90s by knitting Mylar coats and blankets as memorials to the performance artist Ethyl Eichelberger. He later shifted from making garments as surrogates for the figure to knitting actual figures. In his new work the figure is in motion: a Mylar man animatedly occupies a rocking chair in one sculpture and falls onto a mattress in another. Smaller sculptures depict furniture in isolation (an amusingly saggy chair and wail shelf are knitted of strips of wood veneer rather than Mylar--a witty choice). Videos show the artist making pictorial and sculptural arrangements of furniture. Thus, the whole exhibition
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