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We Become Who We Are (Two Fates and a Certainty) – Michael Hermesh

 We Become Who We Are (Two Fates and a Certainty) – Michael Hermesh

This may be a small sculpture – but it speaks volumes to many people. There are six figures in all in this ceramic work by Michael Hermesh. There are three men in suits and wearing hats, each supporting a child or the “Two Fates and a Certainty” The sculpture is 15.75 inches high by 9 inches wide by 5 inches deep. SOLD

In an un-examined life we are prisoners to our own intentions. Some people know what they want to be when they are very very young, but I would consider that being aware. Some people don’t know what they want to be but I would just consider that searching.

Michael Hermesh

We Become Who We Are (Two Fates and a Certainty) by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 15.75 inches x 9 x 5 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush – Michael Hermesh

Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush by Michael Hermesh

This is the only bronze sculpture in Michael Hermesh’s show “There are No Secrets” It is an edition of twelve and this work comes with it’s own indoor outdoor base made of steel. The patina on the sculpture is a french brown and the steel base has been finished with a rust patina. It is 49 inches tall by 28.5 inches wide and 20.5 inches deep.

A man going about his day has come across a mystery. Setting down his suitcase he pays attention and is observed in return. For this period of time at least he departs from his script and becomes alive.

Michael Hermesh

 

Mocking Bird in an Orange Bush by Michael Hermesh

Bronze and Steel; 49 inches x 28.5 x 20.5 inches Edition of 12
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |
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The Singers – Michael Hermesh

The Singers by Michael Hermesh

This sculpture by Michael Hermesh has three fully turning figures that are all enraptured with their song. Sometimes they face inward and enjoy their music among themselves or sometimes they choose to face outward so that they can sing for an audience. It is made of ceramic and plaster with a beautiful white waxed finish to it. It is 26 inches high by 13.25 inches wide by seven inches deep. It also has an unusual triangular base. SOLD

Our identities are not contained within a single entity. We are part of a choir that is part of the “who” of whom we are.

Michael Hermesh

The Singers by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Plaster; 26 inches x 13.25 x 17 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |
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The Icon – Michael Hermesh

The Icon I by Michael Hermesh

This sculpture by Michael Hermesh is a study of the male nude form.   Made of plaster and with a steel armature this work can go outside if the base is duplicated in steel or concrete.   It is a mobile that can turn and face any direction. SOLD

Anatomy and psychology are one and the same to a sculptor in so much that anatomy is the only words that he can use in the real world.This piece is about strength, but more so the strength in the design and spirit of the youthful power. This is the same strength born of adversity if mortality is factored into the equation.

But sometimes a sexy butt is just that…. a sexy butt.

 Michael Hermesh

The Icon I by Michael Hermesh

Mobile, Plaster with Steel Armature; 76.5 inches x 25 x 25 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

The Hat Box Man – Michael Hermesh

The Hat Box Man – Michael Hermesh:

The Hat Box Man is the tallest of the sculptures in Michael Hermesh’s “There Are No Secrets” Show. I’ve photographed it with Michael in the picture so that you can get an idea of the scale of the work. Michael Hermesh is 5’10” tall. SOLD

The Hat Box Man is the person who supplies hats to dreamers when required. Every night he runs from dream to dream delivering them and every morning he packs them up and takes them away.

 Michael  Hermesh

The Hat Box Man by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic and Steel; 120.5 inches x 25.25 x 14.25 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

The Connoisseur, The Line Up and The Flaw – Drawings – Michael Hermesh

These are three larger drawings by Michael Hermesh that will be available in his upcoming show There Are No Secrets. The Connoisseur is part of his “Candy Cane Centaur” Series and is 17 inches tall by 14 inches wide. It will be framed to 24 x 20 inches.  The Line Up is slightly smaller at 17 inches tall by 13 inches wide and framed to 24 x 20 inches. The Flaw is slightly smaller 14 by 11 inches and will be framed to 20 by 16 inches.

 intent pressumes consciousness

Michael Hermesh

The Flaw – Mixed Media Drawing – 14 x 11 inches,

The Connoisseur – Mixed Media Drawing – 17 x 14 inches,

The Line Up – Mixed Media Drawing – 17 x 13 inches, by Michael Hermesh

There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

Human To A Fault – Michael Hermesh

Human to a Fault by Michael Hermesh – Preview – There are No Secrets:

Human to a Fault by Michael Hermesh is one of those sculptures that stands on its own merit. Each and every viewer will get something entirely different as to what the sculpture is about and define it by their own personal experiences in life. This work is simply a man standing alone with a hat in one hand and a happy face mask in the other hand. His facial expression speaks volumes. The straps on the mask are made of Kangaroo Leather. Human to a Fault is 27 inches high by 5.5 and 5.75 inches wide and deep. SOLD

power is the promotion of narrative;

narrative is power

“I’m just a victim of my art”

Michael Hermesh

The Long Moment by Michael Hermesh

There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |

 

The Life – Michael Hermesh

The Life by Michael Hermesh – Preview – There Are No Secrets

This sculpture by Michael Hermesh depicts a father carrying a backpack looking forward with his hand holding onto his child. He is standing on a boat. There is a dog with a paw holding down a fish on the the other end of the boat. It is unclear as to which figure is looking forward. This sculpture is 15 inches high by 11 inches wide by 6.5 inches deep.

It is not simple existence that gives us meaning.

Michael Hermesh

 

The Life by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 15 x 11 x 6.5 inches
There Are No Secrets,
November 8th to 29, 2012, Petley Jones Gallery

1554 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1R2,
p: (604) 732 5353 | toll free: 1 888 732 5353 | f: (604) 732 5350 |
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