STAND ALONE GALLERY, ARTIST ARCHIVE || NORA HERTING || FREE SITTING I, II & III
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Daniel Quinn, Stand Alone Galler, Nora Herting

Chelsea, Brooklyn & Wassaic, NY
November 6, 2009 | March 6, 2010 | August 28, 2010

STAND ALONE GALLERY collaborated with Nora Herting on a three-part installation over a two
year span. Stand Alone Gallery served as a portable portrait studio for Nora Herting, a Brooklyn
based performance artist. Nora examines the relationship of the photographer to subject in
conjunction with the banal unreality of the staged portrait.

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FREE SITTING I @ Soho 20 Gallery || CHELSEA, NY

Daniel Quinn, Stand Alone Gallery, Nora Herting Daniel Quinn, Stand Alone Gallery, Nora Herting

Soho 20 Gallery | New York, NY
November 6, 2009

As part of Savoir Faire Performance Series, Stand Alone Gallery served as a portable portrait
studio for Nora Herting, a Brooklyn based performance artist. A woodland fall scene was the
backdrop on a cold night on 27th Street in Manhattan. In each of her Free Sitting Portrait
Sessions, Nora recreates the department store portrait through performing the role of
photographer, posing her subjects in awkward positions with strangers and familiars alike.
Nora examines the relationship of the photographer to subject in conjunction with the
banal unreality of the staged portrait.

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FREE SITTING II @ Like the Spice || BROOKLYN, NY

Daniel Quinn, Stand Alone Gallery, Nora Herting

Like the Spice Gallery, Williamsburg, Brooklyn
March 6, 2010

Like the Spice Gallery, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, hosted the second edition of FREE SITTING.
Set against the majestic Yosemite National Forest or at least a paper replica, this addition of
portraits yielded interesting results to say the least. In each of her Free Sitting Portrait Sessions,
Nora recreates the department store portrait through performing the role of photographer, posing
her subjects in awkward positions with strangers and familiars alike. Nora examines the relationship
of the photographer to subject in conjunction with the banal unreality of the staged portrait.

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FREE SITTING III @ Wassaic Art Project || WASSAIC, NY

Daniel Quinn, Stand Alone Gallery, Nora Herting

Luther Barn, Wassaic, New York
August 16, 2010

During the Wassaic Art Festival, SAG served as the photographic set for the third segment
of Nora Herting’s ongoing project FREE SITTING. Set against Luther Barn(home of the
Wassaic Resident Artists) instead of a backdrop. Nora yet again recreated the department
store portrait through performing the role of photographer, posing her subjects in awkward
positions with strangers and familiars alike. Nora examines the relationship of the
photographer to subject in conjunction with the banal unreality of the staged portrait.

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