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Skidmore College
Schick Art Gallery

Summer 2011

In July 2011, Installation 101 teaching artists were Elana Herzog and Nnenna Okore. Click on links below for images.

Elana Herzog Installation

Elana Herzog makes "sculptural drawings" using chenille bedspreads, old clothing, and common household materials. Her works consider, among other things,  the geometry of spaces, our existence within them, and the passage of time. She is a lecturer at Yale, and is represented by LMak Projects in New York. For the Schick Art Gallery installation, she took her original inspiration from the rectilinear space of the gallery, and developed her ideas in collaboration with the students.

Nnenna Okore Installation

Nnenna Okore's starting point was material-oriented; she and students used newspapers, burlap, paint, and dye to create a striking environment within the Schick space.

Okore is a Nigerian American artist who uses discarded materials and, through labor-intensive processes, transforms them into intricate, highly textural sculpture installations. She is the Chair of the Art Department at North Park University in Chicago.