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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 |

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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The Long Moment – Michael Hermesh

The Long Moment by Michael Hermesh

The personal significance of this piece came to me as a compete surprise.

I was sculpting with the intent of exploring the theme of father and son. I came to realize that what I was sculpting was actually an exact moment in my past, a very vivid memory. I grew up in small town Saskatchewan, my father used to leave for longer periods to work in the north, one day about a week before Christmas my father was again on his way out the front door, I was sitting on the floor looking up at him when I had the strong thought; “pay attention and remember your father because you may never see him again.” He was dead soon after.

I also became conscious that I am now roughly the age of my father at that time. I realized that as I was sculpting my father I was to some extant doing a self-portrait. That father and child are both part of who I am now. The moment is with me always.

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 |
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Separate Freedoms – Michael Hermesh

Separate Freedoms – Michael Hermesh – Preview There Are No Secrets

This sculpture has two sets of stairs in it. At the top of one set of stairs is a fully clothed male and at the top of the second set of stairs there is a nude male. This sculpture by Michael Hermesh is a mobile in that each figure can turn  to face various directions. It is 22 inches high by 10 inches wide and 5 inches deep.

 

Separate Freedoms by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 22 x 10 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 |
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The Bread Crumb Man – Michael Hermesh

The Bread Crumb Man by Michael Hermesh – Preview; There Are No Secrets

This sculpture was a strong influence on his selection of a title and theme for his show. In this work there is a man wearing a tweed coat and carrying a briefcase. At his feet are trees bent to the wind. This sculpture is 25.5 inches high by 6 inches wide and deep.

Art is in part the mapping out of dream time. These maps are not as solid and as concrete as the directions you may follow on a GPS. In our own personal dream time our bread crumbs of truth are picked up and tucked away by an entity we consider not to be ourselves.

I do not sculpt to illustrate stories or ideas; the narrative attached to a piece always comes while sculpting it or after the piece is finished.

 As we go through life we have the feeling that there is a way back. Somehow we have the possibility to return to where we were before. Like Hansel and Gretel in the woods we drop crumbs. We take pictures, save mementos, create memories, and as we travel through life, behind us, the Bread Crumb Man picks up the crumbs and puts them in his suitcase. The Breadcrumb man may be a thief.

Michael Hermesh

The Bread Crumb Man by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 25.5 inches x 6 x 6 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 Conversation by Michael Hermesh

The Conversation by Michael Hermesh – Preview; There Are No Secrets

This is a new ceramic sculpture called The Conversation by Michael Hermesh. It is 21.5 inches high by 23 inches wide by 4.5 inches deep. It depicts two male nude figures on their knees with silent distance between them. There is tension in their hands and bodies that gives an emotional intensity to both of their stances and allows the impression of earnest intent between them. Their nudity suggests vulnerability and because of this there is a shared awareness between them. This emotionally dynamic sculpture will be a part of Michael Hermesh’s show – There Are No Secrets, which is scheduled to open on November 8, 2012.

Self awareness is the act of looking, we see ourselves in the eyes of others.

Michael Hermesh

 

The Conversation by Michael Hermesh

Ceramic; 21.5 inches x 23 x 4.5 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 |

When sculpting or drawing a person I always like to think that the narrative behind the face is always much more descriptive than the exact physical representation. Objects or thoughts also have the power of narrative existence.

Michael Hermesh

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There are no Secrets – The Preview Show – Michael and Carol Hermesh

Michael and Carol Hermesh have collaborated on the “There are no Secrets – The Preview show. Carol Hermesh has been hard at work photographing and printing pictures of the work that is slated for Michael Hermesh’s upcoming show in Vancouver. Her show “There are No Secrets – the Preview” will open September 17th in Vernon. You can see the full show by clicking HERE.

There are no Secrets – The Preview

September 17th to October 18th
Bean to Brew Coffee House
3202 31st Ave., Vernon BC

 

The Hat Box Man - Michael and Carol Hermesh

The Hat Box Man

The Narrators’ Dance – Michael Hermesh

Michael Hermesh has been working on this sculpture off and on for about two months now. Finally he is beginning to see the end of it as it nears completion. The actual figures without the base are 53 inches tall and are mobile so the dynamic of the work changes as the viewer rotates the figures. The width of the sculpture is 27 inches.