Linda Herritt

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Artwork
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
Linda
Herritt
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.

Bio/Resume

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.