"Hershe” comments upon the production of gendered representation in the gallery setting by asking us to consider our own complicity and raises questions of the relationship between art objects & the viewer. In the video, Lady K (a transsexual) served chocolates during the opening of the exhibition Everybody In @ Rush Art Gallery in New York City.
The freestanding sculpture's forms are cast from a mold I created and the stamens are individually sculpted. The chocolates are placed on silver-plated serving trays and displayed on a Victorian pedestal, referencing the romanticism and mysticism with regard to religion, social values and art in this historic period. 
It gestures towards exploiting the gallery encounter of consuming participatory democracy.

Hershe
2007-2008
Performance video, resin, sterling silver tray, acrylic, wood and epoxy resin
36"h x 16 ¼"w x 16 ¼"w
Arlene Rush Hershe Resin, paper, acrylic, epoxy resin and chocolate
Hershe boxes
2007-2008
Resin, paper, acrylic, epoxy resin and chocolate
3"h x 3 ¼"w x 3 ¼"d
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