Linda Herritt

Studio Building
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Studio Location
Terra Infirma, 16x50', 2014, Installed, Boiler, Brooklyn NY
Terra Infirma, installation detail, 2014, Boiler, Brooklyn, NY
Toxic, 2013; 84x72x4"; tape, yarn, fabric, paint, etc.
Dog Commands (Roll Over), 2014, 52x50", yarn,fabric,etc
Voters in Ohio, 2012, 72x60"; wall installation: yarn, burlap
Artist's Statement

Linda Herritt makes text-based wall installations, works on paper, and stop motion animations. The work in each medium utilizes a grid derived from digital wireframe sources, found or created, as the architecture supporting short passages of text. The text lists aspects of a specific cultural phenomenon, creating an overall field that reveals patterns or attitudes. Subjects range from a listing of bands in Brooklyn and a compendium of traditional Chinese brushstrokes, to a collection of prescription drug side effects. The wall pieces use common materials like tape, scraps of fabric, and chain as stand-ins for drawing materials and techniques like crosshatching. The gap between viewing and reading becomes apparent as one processes simultaneously the knitted web-like skin of the surface and the linear, left to right orientation of the text.


Linda Herritt's installations and drawings have been exhibited in one or two person exhibitions at the Boiler, Brooklyn (2014); Valentine, Ridgewood Queens (2014); 1K Project Space, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Pierogi, Brooklyn, New York; the San Francisco Art Institute, California; Florence Lynch Gallery, New York; Frist Center for the Arts, Nashville, Tennessee; and Art&Idea, Mexico City, Mexico; among others. A short list of group exhibitions includes shows at Storefront and Pierogi in Brooklyn; The Barbara Walters Gallery, Sarah Lawrence University, Bronxville, New York; the Drawing Center, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Denver; Arti et Amicitiae, Amsterdam; and Galería OMR, Mexico City. Awards include a NYFA Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant, a Rockefeller Foundation Grant, and a NEA Sculpture Fellowship, with residencies at the Sharpe Foundation, Art Omi, Yaddo, and the MacDowell Colony.