Flight School for Existentialists – Michael Hermesh
Flight School for Existentialists
This is one of the five brand new works that will be going into the Penticton Art Gallery for the group show called Terroir: Physically Speaking. It is ceramic sculpture that is about 14 inches tall by 13.75 inches wide and 5 inches deep and is titled “Flight for Existentialists”. The theme is also brought out in the two main materials used, with the ephemera of the feather material juxtaposed against solidity and weight of the ceramic and the distortion of scale in the weight being given to the lower extremities and the opposite to the upper torso.
There is a consistent theme in my work in that much of my sculpture concerns itself with the dichotomy of weight and flight. It is a kind of Led Zeppelin, Iron Butterfly, Icarus dilemma. It is a universal concern and we face it alone. We also experience it in the context of the shared stories that are our identities.
Terroir: Physically Speaking
Opening March 22, 2013 7pm at the
Penticton Art Gallery199 Marina Way, Penticton, BC V2A 1H3 Phone: 250.493.2928
This show will feature some New Sculpture, Paintings and Drawings by Michael Hermesh
This Sculpture is now available at the
1554 West 6th Avenue
CANADA V6J 1R2