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"Object Oriented Programming" by visual artist and Stanford native, Katie Herzog, explores the relationship between creativity and innovation in an extensive art exhibition at PARC.

Katie Herzog combines art and disjunctive librarianship through a unique cross-disciplinary practice engaging knowledge, narrative, and information culture. Herzog's warm, playful paintings combine weaving, paint and mixed media to comment on the object, language and symbols of human communication.

Herzog's solo exhibition, "Object Oriented Programming" at PARC consists of a large body of work produced over the past ten years, ranging from paintings depicting figures experiencing information overload syndrome, to hand painted bike jerseys she wore during "Cycling for Libraries," the first international library un-conference on wheels.

Herzog's distinct practice also includes serving as an artist in residence at the Whittier Public Library since 2007 and Director of the Molesworth Institute since April, 2011 (a mysterious vocational organization dedicated to library humor and epistemic absurdity).

The exhibition title "Object Oriented Programming" refers to the programming paradigm invented at PARC, as well as utilizing the definition of "programming" in the context of public programming, the exhibition of objects, and the relationship between objects as a location for knowledge production.

Herzog received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design and a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, San Diego. She studied Library and Information Science at San Jose State University and has participated in numerous artist residencies including Skowhegan, the Banff Centre, and Program Initiative for Art and Architecture Collaboration.

Support for this exhibit is provided by a grant from the Center for Cultural Innovation.

Official Website: http://katieherzog.net

Added by brecch on December 20, 2011