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Visual Art, Exhibition

Johannah Herr: Taking Stock

One Liberty Plaza

April 26, 2021 - May 1, 2023

Image of Taking Stock by Johannah Herr

Exploring the interconnectedness of national identities and histories through global currency, Johannah Herr’s new large-scale, site-specific vinyl artwork, commissioned by Arts Brookfield, builds upon the previous work she exhibited with Brookfield Properties titled Currency. With this new piece, Herr aims to bring the conversation home - utilizing One Liberty Plaza's location in the heart of New York's financial district and thus it's integral tie to the New York Stock exchange and American economy. The work incorporates pattern motifs sourced from United States currency as well as data charts from the U.S. stock market. It also includes iconography related to the Dutch East India Company, which was the first publicly traded company; and the Buttonwood Tree Agreement, the document that laid the groundwork for the New York Stock Exchange. Through sprawling, ornamental patterning, it aims for viewers to visualize the stock market's legacy in a new way and consider how it continues to deeply impact the vitality of our lives and the city we live in.


Johannah Herr holds an MFA from Cranbrook, Bloomfield Hills, MI; and a BFA from Parsons School of Design, New York, NY. She has had solo shows at Geary Contemporary and Envoy Enterprises, both in New York, NY; BRIC and Elijah Wheat Showroom, both in Brooklyn, NY; Untitled San Francisco; Red Ger Gallery, Mongolia; and Galerii Metropol, Estonia. Herr has had been part of group exhibitions at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn, NY; Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ; Center for Contemporary Art, Warsaw, Poland; and DADAPost, Berlin, Germany. She has completed residencies at Wassaic Project, Wassaic, NY; Ox-bow, Saugatuck, MI; Museum of Arts and Design, New York, NY; and the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT, among others. Herr is a Fulbright Scholar (Mongolia), and is the Co-Founder of Daughters Rising, an anti-human trafficking NGO in Northern Thailand. More info at johannahherr.com.

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New York, NY 10006-1404

Date & Time

April 26, 2021 - May 1, 2023