LMAKprojects is pleased to announce Elana Herzog’s exhibit Plumb Pulp. In her second solo show at the gallery, she expands her visual lexicon to incorporate new mediums. Continuing to investigate relationships between surface and structure, excavation and accumulation, she creates forms in which both materials and their cultural referents are layered and embedded. Her unique two-dimensional work, consisting of handmade paper and textiles, is a venture Herzog undertook at Dieu Donne Paper Mill several years ago. In Herzog's hands vibrantly colored paper pulp interacts effortlessly with found textiles, while retaining the fluid, plastic character of its wet state and. These two materials, whose cultural and technological histories are so closely entwined, are brought together in work that challenges the conventions of both mediums. Extending the discourse into three dimensions, Herzog uses a combination of layered wood, textiles and stapled surfaces to create freestanding and wall mounted sculptures, which reveal the versatility of her visual language. These pieces play with relationships between sculptural and pictorial space. They invoke landscapes, aerial views, and strata. As ever, Herzog is extremely interested in the evocative power of every day things, repetition and variation, and relationships between positive and negative space.
Here, as in all of Herzog's work, curiosity and pleasure are driving forces.
Elana Herzog lives and works in New York City. She has a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from Alfred University. Herzog was the 2012 Fellow of the Saint-Gaudens Memorial in Cornish, New Hampshire along with a solo exhibit. Other venues include a survey at the Daum Museum, MO, the Aldrich Museum, CT, the Tang Museum, NY, Museum of Art and Design, NY, Weatherspoon Museum, NC, Brooklyn Museum, NY, the Zilkha Gallery at Wesleyan University, CT, Reykjavik Art Museum, Iceland, Konsthalle Goteborg, Sweden and at Konstahalle Gustavsbergs, and Tegnerforbundet in Norway, among other venues.
Herzog is preparing for a two-person show at The Pierogi Boiler, in Brooklyn, in the fall of 2014, with Linda Herrit, as well as a resident at the Josef and Annie Albers Foundation in 2014.
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Sunday from 12pm to 6pm and by appointment
- 1. & 3. Elana Herzog, Installation Views
- 2. Elana Herzog, Untitled (P 74), 2013, Hand made paper and textile, 20 x 25 inches, framed, 25 1/2 x 31 inches. Courtesy of LMAKprojects, NY
- 4. Elana Herzog, Untitled (P 87), 2013, Hand made paper and textile, 27 1/2 x 21 inches, framed 34 3/4 x 26 3/4 inches, framed. Courtesy of LMAKprojects, NY
- 5. Elana Herzog, Untitled, 2014, Textile, Wood, steel staples, latex paint and steel. 127 x 105 x 43 Inches. Courtesy of LMAKprojects, NY
- 6. Elana Herzog, Untitled (P72), 2013, Handmade paper, textile, 30 x 21 3/4 inches, 34 x 25 3/4 inches. Courtesy of LMAKprojects, NY