Dan Herschlein makes scenes populated by haunting, fragmented bodies often cast directly from the artist’s own form. These uncanny limbs and headless torsos populate dreamlike narratives that teeter between horror and tenderness. Often replicating forms taken from domestic architecture, Herschlein reimagines the windows, living rooms, kitchens, and bedrooms of the home as spaces defined by the residue of human emotion. Their sculptures, wall reliefs, and installations transform wood, plaster, paint, and wax into eerily realistic tableaux.
Dan Herschlein (b. 1989, Bayville, New York) received a BFA from New York University in 2010. Recent solo exhibitions include those at Matthew Brown, Los Angeles (2021, 2019); JTT, New York (2020, 2019, 2017); and New Museum, New York (2018), among other venues. Their work has been included in group exhibitions at Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York (2021); Lyles & King, New York (2020); Pact, Paris (2020); Jack Hanley Gallery, New York (2019); Magenta Plains, New York (2019); Nicelle Beauchene, New York (2018); François Ghebaly, Los Angeles (2018); Museum of Modern Art, Dubrovnik, Croatia (2018); and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York (2018).